Drew McIntyre was once WWE's "chosen one," but ended up on the outs and released with years still ahead of him.
While gone, McIntyre went by his real name of Drew Galloway and because a regular for TNA/Impact and EVOLVE. Despite his time away from the company, McIntyre specified to the Post and Courier that he always considered himself a WWE guy.
"I appreciate the opportunity and the faith in me. They always keep their eye on the world of wrestling, and even when I was gone, I was still a WWE guy. That’s where I grew up. I knew they were always keeping their eye on me. I’m very happy they’ve seen everything that I’ve done and they have that kind of faith to reward me with such an opportunity when I came back.”
“That’s all I ask for these days. Just give me the ball and I guarantee I’ll score every time. The goals I’ve set myself in the past few years … I’m not even close to scratching the surface of what I believe my destiny is."
McIntyre is headlining on the NXT brand these days, running with the ball as NXT Champion. His next foe is that of Andrade Cien Almas, who he'll defend his championship against at NXT Takeover: War Games.
You can see the full interview with McIntyre at this link.