WWE champion Drew McIntyre was recently interviewed by Sportskeeda to talk all things pro wrestling. Highlights are below.
Vince McMahon being cool with him not using a script:
I mean, inevitably, it comes down to Vince McMahon being cool with everything and, if it’s working, he’s going to be cool with it. I think, like, a Paul Heyman knows exactly who I am, what I’m capable of and what I was doing outside of the company, and was maybe looking for that opportunity to let me be myself, to allow Mr McMahon to see that.
Recalls a time he interacted with the crowd as himself:
I can’t pinpoint exactly but Paul Heyman reminded me recently that there was a particular promo that I did, it was a dark match after RAW had finished, it was a Cage Match and he basically said, ‘Go buy some time. I went out, sat on the barricade and I was just myself, I was Drew Galloway, I interacted with the crowd and I remember fans stopping and turning round, and walking back down because I was just having fun, being silly — being the real Drew — being sarcastic, telling jokes aren’t funny half the time and that’s the real me, but when the bell rings, they also know I’m going to kick butt.
Not using what the writers give him:
I guess that’s part of my charm is that I am a bit goofy and a bit silly at times but, when it comes down to it. I will kick your butt and I’ve got a relatable story so it is really cool to be the real me and, like you say, if you looked at the pieces of paper that say words on it before I go out there, I’d be shocked if you found four that actually come out on television.