WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre Details How He Overcame His Mother’s Passing

Published 08/27/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


A top star today was facing a dire situation a few years ago, and that is none other than Drew McIntyre. The former WWE Champion was dealing with some personal issues when he left WWE.

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WWE released the Scottish Warrior in 2014. McIntyre went on and made his name in other indie promotions and Impact wrestling. He came back to WWE in 2017 and witnessed a meteoric rise to the top. He is a two-time WWE champion.

Recently, WrestlingInc caught up with McIntyre at WWE’s Las Vegas Tryouts. He revealed that he sometimes reaches out to the talents and gives them some advice.

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“I’ll reach out to them, sometimes, just to let them know it’s not the end of the line,” he said. “Especially if it’s somebody that I know that’s got the talent, got the passion, who will keep pushing forward, and keep bettering themselves and start working on maybe some negative areas that they weren’t willing to face before, like myself.”

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Drew McIntyre had to get rid of some “negatives” before he came back

The former WWE Champion revealed that after he left WWE, he finally focused on the hindrances in his journey. The problems were mostly out of the ring and in his personal life.

McIntyre explained, “Issues like my mother passed and I dealt with it very difficultly, and I was drinking all the time, etc. That stuff, I had to go and calm down, and I just start getting back in the gym and fixed my diet, improve my verbal game.”

Although he was confident inside the ring, McIntyre struggled on the mic. “When it came to the verbal aspect, I was always so worried or trying to learn every word on the paper, and I was reciting it like a robot every single time. I had to remember every single word.

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“You can see in my eyes I’m panicking because I can’t remember the words. Being relaxed, being in the moment, being present is a big thing I learned.” he said.

Since he came back to WWE, McIntyre has improved in both aspects. His in-ring and mic skills have both improved. These improved qualities are the reason for his rise in WWE.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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