Drew McIntyre Talks Being Vince’s “Chosen One”, Leaving His WWE Character Behind, Advice for Wrestling Naysayers & More

Nick Paglino

drew mcintyreFormer WWE star and current EVOLVE Champion Drew McIntyre recently spoke with STV in Scotland to promote an event at which he will be appearing.

Below are some interview highlights:

On Being Vince McMahon’s “Choses One” in WWE:

“That has never happened before and will never happen again, Vince endorsing someone like that. I could never be unhappy in the WWE. No matter what they give you. As a kid, I’d have been happy to be Dumpster Droese. But I have big goals. After Vince said what he did, I was always planning on being the best in the world. I’m not happy if I’m not being creatively fulfilled and contributing what I know I could.”

On Leaving His WWE Character Behind:

“It was a good time to separate – I can try out new avenues like TV and film, someone said I should try out for Game of Thrones because I look like those guys. My character at the moment is me. It’s like the Chosen One, but that’s still a bit too much like the Scottish Terminator for me. If it works or not, it will be on my own merit.”

Advice for Pro Wrestling Naysayers:

“There are always going to be people who give it a bad rap. I’d challenge anyone in entertainment to be given their lines at the last second, do their own stunts and only have one take to get it right.”

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