In recent weeks, Drew McIntyre has slowly transformed himself into more of a fan favorite. It began with the countdown to the Claymore Kick, which fans quickly got behind even though McIntyre took out babyfaces with the move.
Appearing on WWE After The Bell, McIntyre revealed how he came up with the countdown idea and being allowed to show more of himself on television.
"It was something I felt on a house show. I did it, the crowd got involved. Outside the company, I was always very interactive with the crowd. My promos or during my matches, it was a big thing for me. Coming back to Raw, I was always so serious because that's what they wanted me to portray. Finally, when I got the 'okay' to 'be yourself' cause all I was thinking the whole time and telling them the whole time was, 'I'm a 6-foot-5, 270-pound hairy Scotsman. No one can relate to me. I need to let them in a little bit. Let me be myself, show them I'm a bit silly, I like to have fun and crack a few jokes. When it comes to kicking ass, I kick ass. That's what will make me relatable.' Thankfully, that's what we're doing now and people are responding to it. Now, if I feel it, I do it. You're seeing 100% real Drew," he said.
McIntyre also took slight issue with the "Scottish Psychopath" nickname as he didn't do psychopathic things. He did note that he is a psychopath when it comes to his work ethic.
McIntyre is one of 19 competitors currently announced for the WWE Men's Royal Rumble. You can find the full list by clicking here.
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