Drew McIntyre reveals Vince McMahon’s advice on how to get over with the fans. The WWE Champion says he’s learned a lot from the company and its chairman.
Drew McIntyre is the reigning WWE Champion and has had a very dominant run. His previous stint with the promotion however, was quite forgetful. Despite being hailed as a ‘future world champion’ by Vince McMahon himself and the WWE doing everything in their power to make him their next star, McIntyre failed to connect with the fans and was eventually let go in 2014.
Unlike some others who have been released by the WWE, live on their fame for a while and disappear into oblivion, McIntyre was determined to make himself more marketable and valuable than ever. He worked on his look and character. McIntyre appeared on several wrestling shows such as ICW, PWG, Evolve, TNA and several more. He won many world titles and helped elevate the belts and the promotions he worked for.
He was eventually re-signed by the WWE on the NXT brand where he would eventually become the NXT Champion before being called to the main roster. McIntyre has since fulfilled his prophecy and become the WWE Champion and he credits a lot of his success to WWE and Vince McMahon.
Drew McIntyre reveals Vince McMahon’s advice on how to get over with the fans
“Taking your time and working the cameras, is something WWE taught me,” McIntyre told Medium. “Not rushing through things, and getting your face across – even though I’m a bigger guy, I will make sure to structure my match in a way that people would be able to recognise my face walking down the street. They’ll recognise my opponents face walking down the street.
“Vince McMahon always says, ‘It’s your face that gets you over’. That’s what people remember. That’s how you make your money. I subscribe to that, but I also believe you should be having a good match. You should be covering all facets of wrestling.
“You should be telling a story in the ring. The audience should be losing their mind on the near-falls. You should be killing-it facial-expression wise, storytelling-wise. If you excel in every single area, then you’re pleasing everybody and most importantly you’re pleasing yourself, cause you’ve got that creative freedom. Be creative, be different, don’t phone it in. If you’re not delivering and connecting with the crowd and getting every single one of them invested, you’re not doing your job.”
McIntyre is currently scheduled to face Randy Orton for the WWE Title at the Clash of Champions. However, the Viper is injured in Kayfabe. A feud with Keith Lee has been hinted at but nothing has been confirmed as of now.
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