Drew McIntyre responds to criticism of being in the WWE title picture for over a year. The Scottish Warrior will challenge Bobby Lashley for the title at Hell in a Cell.
Drew McIntyre beat Brock Lesnar in the main event of Wrestlemania to win his first WWE Championship last year. He has since been a constant presence in the main event as either the Champion or the challenger. In fact, he has fought for the WWE title in all but one PPV this year; Fastlane, a PPV that did not feature the WWE title.
Interestingly, since Elimination Chamber, McIntyre has lost every match where the title has been on the line and yet he continues to emerge as the number one contender PPV after PPV. This has caused annoyance among fans who want to see new faces in the title picture.
Drew McIntyre responds to criticism of being in the WWE title picture for over a year
During a recent appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, McIntyre addressed these complains stating that he was hardened to criticism. He also added that he believed that the fans weren’t criticising as a performer and that they just want to see him do something different for a while.
“These days, because of my journey, all the ups and downs, I’m so hardened to criticism. But I never worry if it’s constructive criticism. I appreciate constructive criticism. I understand some fans may be like, ‘Ugh, I’d like a new fresh face in the picture.'”
“Realistically, I have been fighting for the title, or been champion, for over a year now – which is a pretty significant time – but I don’t think anyone is saying, ‘Oh my goodness, Drew’s not working as hard as he can to give us the best matches possible and do the best he can with every interview possible. I think it’s more, ‘I would like to see something different here and see Drew do something different over here.’”
Both of McIntyre’s reigns came without a crowd and the Scottish Warrior was determined to have his moment one day, even if it doesn’t come this Sunday.
“I would love to win the title back from Lashley and walk out in front of fans once we get back on the road as WWE Champion. But if, somehow, he screws me out of it just to keep the title, I will get my moment in front of the fans.”
The former WWE champ reflects on his title runs, talks wrestling Ricky Steamboat and responds to fan criticism.
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— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) June 14, 2021
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