Drew McIntyre has been trying to re-establish his place as one of the top-tier attractions in WWE with a recent change in his presentation and character shift. While it has been visible for months now, The Scottish Warrior decided to shed some light on the same.
During a recent interview with ReviewSTL, the former 2-time WWE champion addressed his recent character change, claiming that he has been on the path to up his game much like everyone on the roster to become a marquee for the company.
“I always kind of compete with myself. I don’t really compete with anyone else on the roster. It’s just, I’ll never be number one because I’m always competing with myself. Looking across the board, WWE in general, but specifically on Raw, everybody is upping their game. Be it on the microphone, be it from a character perspective. Be it from the in-ring game. It’s awesome to see because it’s a three hour show and it’s not easy to sit down and watch a three hour wrestling show. It’s like watching a three-hour film, no matter how good it is, a Martin Scorcese number. ‘Wow, that was really good, but it was long.“
McIntyre further added that this change has been very compelling to him from the perspective of his character on WWE television programming.
“These days, we have so many different characters, unique storytelling going on. For me, personally, this is the most compelling character-wise I’ve felt in a very long time because of the different approach we’re taking telling stories, which is to make it as real as possible because if it’s real to the superstar, they’re feeling it and the audience will be with them.”
Drew McIntyre emerged as a beloved babyface since his WWE title win back in 2020 and remained on the good side till last year. It was at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view where McIntyre hinted at his heel turn and showed a more aggressive persona.
The Scottish Warrior has been unsuccessful in his quest to claim the World Heavyweight Championship against Seth Rollins in recent months. However, with the new change in attitude and a firm goal in sight, it would interesting to see Drew McIntyre cementing his place on the road to WrestleMania 40, kicking off with his participation in the 2024 Royal Rumble match.
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