Drew McIntyre had a quick rise to WWE when he was signed in 2007.
Though he had started training early in his life and paid his dues on the European independent scene, McIntyre was signed by the company when he was just 21 and was quickly dubbed "The Chosen One."
Speaking to Rich Eisen on The Rich Eisen Show, McIntyre discussed his quick rise to WWE and his first meeting with Vince McMahon.
"I mentioned that I came from Scotland and was straight on WWE television, I was there within three weeks. I've been wrestling professionally since I was 15, but it was a part-time job because I was in school the whole time. I was basically at Uni and within six weeks, I was at WWE and on the road. I was sitting in catering, wondering what was going on. 'There's the Undertaker, there's Triple H. This is crazy. Be cool, Drew.' Vince McMahon just sits himself down right in front of me and asks me how I'm doing. In my head, I'm like, 'That's Vince McMahon, don't say anything stupid.' We have a casual conversation that lasts like a minute. He tells me 'good luck' and walks off. My accent was so thick back then and all I think is, 'He didn't understand a word I just said. I just ruined it all,'" he recalled.
Not everything was ruined as Drew become a featured superstar on television before things fell apart and he was released in 2014.
McIntyre has found much more success in his second stint with the company as a two-time WWE Champion with a chance to win the belt for a third time at WWE WrestleMania Backlash.
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