Drew McIntyre is classified as WWE’s #1 hater right now thanks to his attacks against CM Punk and others. McIntyre’s current heel role is unlike anything fans have ever seen him so before, and now McIntyre admitted that he used to have creative frustrations under Vince McMahon.

Drew McIntyre’s transition to a heel persona has garnered significant interest from fans, marking a departure from his previous babyface roles. Despite enjoying success as a two-time WWE Champion during the pandemic era, McIntyre’s character began to feel stagnant to some fans, prompting a desire for change.

While speaking to SHAK Wrestling, Drew McIntyre expressed his desire to evolve his character and storytelling in WWE. He highlighted his journey of connecting with fans by sharing his real-life experiences, which began in 2019 under Vince McMahon’s rule. McIntyre felt proud of the connection he built with fans during the pandemic but recognized the need for further character development once live events resumed.

”I just felt like I had more to offer at that point I feel like I’ve been the same guy for years which was awesome in like 2019 when I started you know finding my voice at that time but also telling my real story about the ups and downs and my career and fans finally started connecting to me as a person because it’s hard to connect to a giant Hairy Scotsman who’s not from America so how you relate to that guy but we told my real story people started connecting, I started to get a little more wiser on TV and not to this level.


Feeling stagnant in his character portrayal, McIntyre aimed to add layers and depth to his persona rather than just being the “same guy” who received cheers from the audience. He emphasized the success of evolving characters like the Bloodline faction and expressed his eagerness to incorporate real-life experiences into his storytelling.

It was awesome with the way people you know rally behind me and rally behind that real story and obviously with the pandemic time you know, I saw it’s such a responsibility to give people that escape very proud of that work but somewhere along the line once we’re back with live fans I was just still the same guy and we weren’t evolved in the character, layers weren’t being added, and it was fine and a lot of people might be content in that position where whenever, I came out I always got the cheers and ‘oh there’s Drew we’re happy to see Drew’ but it’s not ‘oh my goodness Drew is doing this crazy story right now where he’s added this crazy lyric to the character.’

It’s just oh there’s Drew, we’re happy to see Drew, he’s going to know beat somebody up, chop them and give us the countdown, and you know we’re all happy but for me that’s not enough I want to be constantly evolved and I want to be constantly you know adding layers we 52 weeks a year we’ve seen how successful the Bloodlines been, just developing these characters into rather than just one-dimensional, these fully formed characters like any television show like major show and it’s like hey it’s working over here why shouldn’t the rest of us be doing it.”

We will have to wait and see whether Drew McIntyre’s heel character will continue to evolve and fans will get to see more layers of his gimmick, as they simply can’t get enough of him right now.

Are you a big fan of Drew McIntyre’s current heel gimmick? How you think it can be improved? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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