Drew McIntyre is one of the top Superstars in WWE right now and was the face of the company as the WWE Champion last year.
While speaking on the Notsam Wrestling Podcast, the two-time WWE Champion discussed his growth as a pro wrestler over the years. McIntyre stated how going to the independent circuit helped him improve his craft. McIntyre added that he no longer gets anxiety or panic attacks if there are any last minute changes to the script in WWE.
“The more I was being myself, the more people started reacting to me. For the first time, I was getting these genuine reactions. The more I let them in, the more I talked as Drew Galloway, the real person. The more they responded, I said, “OK. I’m more relaxed, I’m in the moment.” Undertaker told me back in the day, “Stop playing the wrestler, be the wrestler.” I’m finally being the wrestler, I’m being in the moment, I’m being present and fans are responding.”
I am so relaxed and being myself out there because I am. There are times, you know, about when things change right up to the last second sometimes, with the interviews on the show. These days? Doesn’t affect me at all. Back in the day? I would have a panic attack! I’ve seen actors in hollywood or on shows who are handed scripts at the very last second – “How can you learn this?!” Just go out there and go with the flow, you’ll be fine buddy. But now I’m so confident to go out there and just do it within the confines of the story, because I am being myself, just with the volume turned up and within the storylines.”
Drew McIntyre is set to face off against Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash this month. We will have to see if he will be able to become the WWE Champion again.