“This is my dream and I let it slip away” – Drew McIntyre shares what he felt after being released by WWE


Drew McIntyre returned to WWE after spending a few years in the Indies and made a huge impact on his return

Drew McIntyre thought his dream of being a professional wrestler was over after he was released by WWE in 2014.

Drew McIntyre will challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE title
Scottish star Drew McIntyre speaks during a WWE Downunder media opportunity at Crown Entertainment Complex (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

McIntyre was built up as a great champion from Scotland, however, he failed to live up to his expectations.

He did turn things around during his time in the Indies and other promotions and was asked how he felt after leaving WWE:

“Initially it was just that I got to do something different.”

“I was talking to a couple of guys who were doing like pretty well in the Indies and they told me when you leave WWE and their gimmick, you go around making a lot of money in the first run and you make a little less in the second run doing the same WWE character and you find a wage to stick at.”

Dream was all but over

McIntyre then revealed that he still wanted to prove people wrong and show them what he could do:

“I got to get a plan together to show the world what I believe I can do and what the company saw in me when I younger.

Drew McIntyre has been great on Raw since his return
Drew McIntyre attacks No Way Jose’s Conga line (WWE)

“And I’ve talked about this in a couple of interviews that I was so confident that I was gonna show the world, no matter what.

“Nothing was going to hold me back, I was positive the whole time.”

McIntyre also revealed that his wife reminded him of some of his other thoughts too:

“I was worried at the time. I was upset, I was angry and I’m good at kind of pushing that stuff out of my mind but it’s started coming back to me now that initially like I was concerned that was like maybe this is the end of it and I was obviously upset this is my dream and I let it slip away.”

Fortunately, the Scot is back at the top and will fight Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36 for the WWE title.

Brock Lesnar is the WWE Champion
Brock Lesnar is the WWE Champion (Image credit: Getty)

McIntyre also won the 2020 Royal Rumble and seems set to fulfil his potential and become a WWE World Champion.

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