Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. has opened up about the same “horrible note” Vince McMahon gave a top WWE star every single week.
Drew McIntyre came within an inch of being the man to finally end the incredibly dominant title run of Roman Reigns at Clash at the Castle but life in WWE hasn’t always been so kind to the former two-time WWE Champion.
Speaking on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, ex-WWE writer and Hollywood star Freddie Prinze Jr. explained how Drew McIntyre was faced with the same note from former WWE boss Vince McMahon every week during his first run in the company, despite being labelled as McMahon’s ‘Chosen One’ on TV:
“Vince comes out and deems him the golden one, the next guy. And then every single week at TV, he would get the same note right before he would have to go on camera, ‘Try not to have a Scottish accent.’ Which is the most horrible note you could ever give a human being in their life, especially right before they’re going on live or taped television or backstage segment, and it was the only thing in his head.”
Prinze Jr. then explained the advice he gave McIntyre as a result of McMahon’s notes:
“I would tell him two words after that all the time, ‘Supreme confidence, Drew, supreme confidence, common man, don’t listen to that nonsense, supreme confidence.’ ‘Oh no, my accent.’ I remember I said, ‘You don’t think Braveheart made a bazillion dollars? Nobody cares!’”
“And he’s like, ‘Well, my boss cares.’ And that’s a tough argument to make, so it was real tough on this kid. He eventually got let go and he had to kind of discover himself through other promotions like TNA, I think he went to Japan for a little bit, and then eventually he becomes this huge star in these companies.”