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Drew McIntyre Talks Potential Heel Turn – “I Go With How The Fans React”

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Drew McIntyre is happy to go in whatever direction the fans take him as he discusses the possibility of returning to his villainous side in WWE.

McIntyre’s popularity with fans on the main roster really took off at the 2020 Royal Rumble when in the men’s Rumble match, the Scotsman eliminated a dominant Brock Lesnar before going on to win the whole thing. A cruel twist of fate meant McIntyre’s crowning moment at WrestleMania 36 when he defeated Lesnar for the WWE Championship was held in front of no fans. Such was McIntyre’s connection with the fans by this point, as he celebrated he reached out to the camera and addressed fans directly as he held the WWE Title belt for the first time.

Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh, Drew McIntyre discussed if a return to his more sinister side was in his future to give him a new set of opponents to run roughshod over:

“I just go with how the fans react, I’m just kind of myself most of the time, especially since the fans came back. Obviously within the ThunderDome, and Performance Center, you can explore some different things, try some different things – throw it against the wall, see what would stick from a promo perspective, because you’re not going to get people walking over the top of you or reacting negatively to you like perhaps ‘Storytime with Drew’ or whatever people referred to it as online with Loch Ness Monsters.”

“I’m getting on well with a live crowd but I’m willing to try stuff – if somebody challenges me backstage to try something different, I’m always willing to try but since the fans have been back, I’m more comfortable being the real Drew. Saying how I feel and if the fans are reacting one way, I’m going to go in that direction, and I’ll just do what feels natural and when it comes to stories, I’ll stay within the confines of the stories, but if the fans start telling me ‘hey, we’re not digging this,’ I’m going to go whatever direction feels right and I think that’s what it’s all about. But right now we’re on the right path and I’m just excited to get back in a significant story, to be honest. We’ve got the draft coming up, rosters are going to get shaken up, I’m gonna get fresh new opponents and I’m looking forward to that.”

Recently, Andrew Zarian of The Mat Men Podcast appeared to confirm that the WWE Draft will take place on October 1st and October 4th. The draft is slated to begin on SmackDown, culminating on RAW on Monday night.

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