Drew McIntyre: We Should Constantly Be Adding Layers And Developing Complex Storylines

Drew McIntyre highlights the complexity of his story, dating back to WWE Clash at the Castle.

Drew McIntyre is set to challenge Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 40. This will be nearly two years after he lost to Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Clash at the Castle. Many fans hoped to see McIntyre dethrone Reigns, as the show as it was held in Cardiff, Wales, and it would have been a special moment for the Scottish star. However, The Bloodline helped Reigns score the victory.

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Speaking with Gorilla Position, Drew McIntyre was asked whether he was upset about losing at WWE Clash at the Castle.

"Yeah. I was very, very upset. I was frustrated. I understand the bigger picture with Roman and where the company is going, where he’s going, how necessary it is. I personally believe there was maybe another way to figure out how we can protect what’s going on with him, but also elevate McIntyre to where we need him to be for the company. We didn’t do it that night. I thought we could have, maybe should have. Now, where I’m sitting, like Hunter [Triple H] always talks about, the bigger picture, the long game, if I had won that night, the story wouldn’t be the same, obviously, as it is right now. It’s interesting. As frustrated as you might be at the time, if you take the time and go through the emotions and you have those emotions stored in mind and you get presented with an opportunity of, ‘we can tell this really interesting story now,’ that is such an important part of it. If it went the way I felt it should have on that night, we wouldn’t be where we are right now," McIntyre said.

McIntyre continued by noting that, in wrestling, you're only as good as your last match or your latest storyline. He noted that he was on a losing streak in big matches, but he turned it into his storyline leading into WWE Elimination Chamber. McIntyre then emphasized the importance of developing complex stories.

"Wrestling is a funny thing. It’s a good thing it’s 52 weeks a year. You’re only as good as your last match or latest storyline. I found out recently before Seth pinned me on Raw in our last match, I was undefeated on TV for two years, but I lost every single big match. I was able to spin it and work it into the story, which led to the big victory at Elimination Chamber where I finally won the big stage. However you feel about how I did it, I kept my head in the chaos and did it. It’s all part of this more complex and interesting story, adding more layers to the character, making him more relatable. It’s hard to be relatable when you’re 6'5'’, 270 pounds, hairy Scottish man, but I was able to become relatable because of my story of never getting up, getting knocked down, pushing forward. That’s what connected as a good guy, and now, with all this creative freedom and having 52 weeks, it’s so unique. We’re nonstop. We should be constantly adding layers and should have more complex storylines. Now, we saw what happened with the Bloodline and how successful it was over these past three years, developing these deep layered characters with the rest of us, and I’m excited to be part of it," McIntyre said.

Click here to see what Drew McIntyre had to say about potentially facing CM Punk.

Check out McIntyre's comments about fighting The Bloodline here.

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