In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, new WWE champion Drew McIntyre recalled some previous comments made by The Rock to TMZ, where The Great One called McIntyre one of the future superstars in the wrestling industry. The Scottish Psychopath thanks Rocky for his praise, stating that at the time he wasn’t showing his personality the way he is now.
I want to give a shout-out because you guys posted something with The Rock. Right before the call — ‘TMZ? Why does that ring a bell?’ — it was interesting when he took a moment and was asked, ‘Who is going to be the next breakout star?’ and he said Drew McIntyre. If you watch what I was doing at the time, I was doing nothing. I wasn’t showing my personality, like I’ve done over the past few months. I wasn’t on a winning streak and he pointed me out. It’s interesting with guys like, Vince McMahon and The Rock, when they see something in somebody that others don’t or maybe you don’t see in yourself. I wanted to say thank you for seeing that in me, too. It’s pretty cool, these people that believed in me that are so influential in the entertainment industry.
Check it out below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)