Drew McIntyre started training at the age of fifteen in England, before returning to his native country and starting his professional career; he quickly became a regular presence in the British Championship Wrestling (BCW), where he won the BCW Heavyweight Championship twice, and in the Irish Whip Wrestling (IWW).
In 2007 he moved to the United States to sign a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which sent him to the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) development territory. In 2009 he made his debut on the main roster of the federation and remained there until 2014; after two years in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Drew returned to WWE in 2017.
During a recent interview with TalkSPORT, the Scottish superstar spoke about his upcoming WrestleMania 36 match with Brock Lesnar: “He’s the man. I don’t know what happened with Ambrose and their situation.
He’s somebody that I’m friends with and I had so many great matches with, so I don’t know what happened there. But, in my experience, Brock has gone above and beyond to ensure I look as good as I can possibly look.
I’m still trying to get over the fact that a few weeks ago that they pointed out that Ricochet gave me the assist at the Rumble, they ran me down on the microphone a little bit. Generally, Paul Heyman builds them up to sell the opponent for Brock’s match, but it was the opposite this time.
Paul ran me down, almost like ‘wait a minute, are we worried about this guy? Then I walked out, looked Brock in the eye and dropped him three times. And, I’m sure you probably noticed, one of those kicks wasn’t necessarily planned!
He went out of his way – he felt the crowd because that’s how good he is and I’m a professional."