In a recent episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”, Lilian sits down with WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre. Inside this episode, Drew talks about growing up in Scotland, what his childhood was like, his connection to the FBI at just 10 years old, and how he discovered his love for professional wrestling. You’ll hear how Drew maintains a solid relationship with his father and how he endured the death of his mother. Hear his in-depth thoughts about signing with the WWE at such a young age, his shocking reaction to his 2014 release from the company, and what he and his good friend Jinder Mahal did afterwards. Also, you’ll find out how he maintained a positive attitude after his release that led to his inevitable return to the WWE and why he was excited to join NXT before going over to the main roster. Drew also discusses what he’s learned in his 2nd run in the WWE and embracing the leadership role in the locker room, along with what it’s like to be partnered up with Dolph Ziggler. It’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring, with Drew McIntyre.
Wrestling with his younger brother growing up: (26:40 - 27:37)
“He was my original wrestling training partner. We used to wrestle each other, but we’d always beat him up and make him cry. We were kind of weird kids. It wasn’t like we were just fighting to fight, just nonsensical rolling around, punching each other or grabbing holds and getting separated, we kind of worked together to put on the best match we could. We’d pick a character each and pick their moveset and try to have the best match possible. Before inevitably I made him cry.
We were just bizarre kind of kids and we’d see other brothers fighting, our friends fighting. It was just rolling around and just a lot of nonsense. We’re like, “Look at them, they don’t know what they’re doing!” We’d work together to put on the best possible show when we were having a fight and people would start circling around us even at the park and we’d get into a wrestling style situation. So from a young age, we didn’t know how it worked, but we knew we wanted to entertain and we knew working together put on th best possible show and drew the most attention.”
How he discovered his love for wrestling: (29:08 - 29:53)
“As far back as I can remember. Maybe at one point I wanted to play for my favorite soccer club, the Glasgow Rangers, but aside that it was just wrestling. How am I going to do this? I need to figure it out. We had a couple of British wrestling VHS’s and I didn’t know the difference between WWF and the British wrestling so I just assumed everybody was a part of WWF. I didn’t realize there was all these different companies and there was a British wrestling scene that had finished at the point pretty much. It was the old tapes that my Dad had and he was explaining to me who they all were, getting all the education on the British wrestling, but I was just obsessed, anything I could get my hands on, if my friends had any tapes, I’d be around at their house watching them over and over. I just had to figure out a way to do it.”