Drew McIntyre has recalled the ‘honour’ of getting to help his wrestling hero to bed after a wild night got too much for some.
Writing in his new book, A Chosen Destiny, the Scotsman revealed who his boyhood wrestling hero was. While others gravitated to big characters, McIntyre states that he favoured ‘The Excellence of Execution.’
“My hero was Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart. I was really into him. All my friends preferred the larger-than-life characters, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, and so on, but I was always drawn to Bret.”
Elsewhere in the book, two-time WWE Champion Drew McIntyre recounts some late-night sessions spent in good company. On one of these occasions, McIntyre was called into action to help put his boyhood hero to bed.
“On one of these late-night occasions, I had the honour of helping his niece Natalya Neidhart carry him up to bed after he had drunk too much. Natalya’s father, Jim, was Bret’s brother-in-law and long-time tag team partner. That was awesome. Many years after I had spent hours wielding the tiny Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart action figure around my toy wrestling ring on my bedroom floor in Ayr, now here I was picking up his limbs for real to get him to bed.”
McIntyre also writes about another surreal moment from his wrestling career. He explains how a trip to the site of WrestleMania in 2020 ended in a run-in with the law.