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Drew McIntyre: 'I Came Back To WWE To Be The Guy'

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 06/11/18


Drew McIntyre appeared on The Ross report (transcript via wrestlinginc.com), and explained that didnt comeback to WWE to be one of the boys, he returned to be the guy

On Raw Not Needing Filler:I understand that RAW is the best show in the world. McIntyre explained, its the best product in the world today as evidenced by the TV deals were getting and the consistent ratings. We have the best talent. But also, we have five hours with SmackDown every week. And as goof as a lot of it is, there is a lot of filler in there and a lot of guys just sitting around. They just dont have the passion. Its as simple as that. I can say it because I was that guy before I got released. I was that guy at some point. I wasnt confident. I wasnt pushing myself to get to the top. I wasnt bettering myself in the gym. I wasnt pitching stories. I wasnt trying to be a better performer. I think that a lot of people forget theyre in WWE and get complacent. It makes me sick because [Ross has] seen the independent scene right now. [Ross] know[s] how much talent is out there. I was NXT Champion. I know how much talent is there. Theyve got the fire in their eyes. Theyre ready to take those spots and Im there to make sure Monday Night RAW is all killer. We dont need any filler anymore. It all trickles down from the top, like, the whole industry. Monday Night RAW needs to be killer from top to bottom. And right now, there is room for improvement and Im there to be the wakeup call that it needs.

On WWE Buying Into His Business: I built my business and WWE brought my business in. McIntyre continued, I want to be successful in my business and, in turn, make WWE successful. How do I do that if I dont have a relationship with the people in charge? It sounds so simple saying it. And hopefully, a lot of the guys in the back that are listening to me right now, because it took me a while to get there, but you have to start thinking this way if you want to be on top of the show, which you should, if you want to be champion, you need to look yourself in the mirror and be accountable. Have you given everything you can to build those relationships? Have you done everything? And I can assure you, a lot of people arent and Im not going to be shy in telling people time goes on. And, honestly, Ive been in the locker room with The Undertakers, Mysterios, Christians, even Ric Flair when I was 22. I dont know if all of them would be happy to see how the locker room is these days.

On Why Hes Back With WWE: I didnt come back to just be one of the guys. McIntyre declared, I came back to be the guy. Im glad to be back in WWE. Im going to lead by example. And the top is where Im aiming and it has never been more open. I want to take that top spot in WWE and Im gunning for number one.