Drew McIntyre has discussed his evolving relationship with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and says the more featured you are the more time you get with the boss.
McIntyre’s star in WWE has significantly grown since his return to the company in 2017. Initially rejoining after being released in 2014 as part of the NXT brand, the Scotsman has reached the peak of the professional wrestling industry as a two-time WWE Champion.
“It definitely grew during that period. Yeah. The opportunity to have more one on one time with the boss, if you’re involved in more significant segments, and obviously opening RAW most weeks, having long matches, I would get the chance to be in his office a lot more so it was awesome in the sense of building a relationship which is important in any job, to have a relationship with your boss, especially WWE. And also learn.”
“Every time I was in there, it’s always something he would say, I’d be like, “Wow, of course!” I’m trying not to sell it but a light bulb just went off. It’s something obvious to him, but not obvious to myself. So I got to learn a lot during that period, but also start building that trust with him where he can trust me to go out on television and know my character. And if I feel something, go in in that direction. And also outside the ring, you know, interviews and representing the company. Building that trust during that time, that was very important to me to keep doing that. I feel like I’ve done it to a significant degree now that he knows he can put me in any situation, and trust me to represent the company and knock it out of the park.”
Drew McIntyre also dished out some words of advice to the up and coming stars of NXT 2.0, telling the new breed of WWE Superstars not to get ahead of themselves.