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.
What the FBI gave him when he was 10 years old: (30:40 - 31:28)
“I remember I used to get a subscription to this magazine, The X-Factor. It just had random stuff. It would talk about dangerous animals, or ghost stories, or conspiracy theories. Again I was 10 and I gave a sample letter to write to the FBI if you want information under the Freedom For Information Act. So I sent away to America and I got about 3 documents in a big dossier and my dad was waiting for me when I got home holding this asking me, “Son, why are the FBI sending you things in the mail?” And I went, “Oh because I asked for it Dad.” He was like, “Let put this to you again, why are the FBI in America sending you letters in the mail?” I was like, “Again Dad, I asked for it under the Freedom For Information Act!” He was like, “You’re 10! What is wrong with you?” So I was a strange kid.”
Living through the death of his mother: (37:25 - 38:02)
“I think maybe for a long time I didn’t realize how much it was affecting me, because it certainly did. I kind of went off the rails for a very very long time. That’s pretty much what it comes down to, I never dealt with it. I don’t think I ever really dealt with it to be honest or never really will deal with it. That certainly sent me off the rails for a while, but eventually I knew I had to get it together. I knew she’d be disappointed in the way I was acting, the way I was throwing away my opportunities and throwing away life, because life’s too short. She’s an example of how short it really can be, but how much you can get in.”