Drew McIntyre explains his plan after getting fired from WWE

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Drew McIntyre explains his plan after getting fired from WWE

Drew McIntyre won the WWE Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship once, the Raw Tag Team Championship twice (once with Cody Rhodes, when the title was known as WWE Tag Team Championship, and once with Dolph Ziggler) and the 2020 edition of the Royal Rumble match; when serving in NXT development territory, he once held the NXT Championship; he is also the 31st Triple Crown Champion.

In TNA he has instead won the World Heavyweight Championship once and the Grand Championship once, in addition to the 2016 edition of the Feast or Fired. In an interview with Medium, Drew McIntyre spoke about the plan he came up with when he was fired from WWE in order to fare better than others who had been in his position.

Drew McIntyre on his plan after getting fired from WWE

“When I was gone from WWE, I had a very clear mission statement in my head what I was going to do. Go back to the UK, and the way I was gonna set things up, I knew the power of social media.

I just had a very clear business plan in my head and I wanted to set a new example of what somebody that’s been in my position can do. Most guys that have been let-go, they’ve flown under-the-radar, hoping to get re-signed one day or hoped to get signed somewhere else.

I was the exact opposite. I spoke to a few guys. They told me (regarding the independents) ‘You’ll get paid a certain amount at first and you’ll do your WWE gimmick and then you’ll go down in wage, and down in wage and eventually you’ll make an amount you can live on or whatever..’ I said ‘That sounds terrible, that’s no way to live, that’s not my passion..’ and I thought, I’m gonna go out and make myself more marketable, more valuable than ever and its gonna be because I grew it, because of all the lessons I learned.

The highs, the lows, everything in-between, that I’ve learned in my career, set me up to go on the journey I’ve gone on. My brother coined the phrase – You’ve become a verb, you’ve done ‘a Drew’ and to watch other guys go out there and just go for it – not necessarily do a Drew — but taking a chance on themselves – it’s really cool to see them believing" - Drew McIntyre said.

“When it came to Evolve and ICW – I made a deal with Evolve, because I knew there was a talent there I wanted to work with. I knew they didn’t have the money to pay what everyone else was paying me. With ICW, it was people I grew up with.

I like to help the company, so I did deals in certain places, because I always saw it as my job to get the title over" - he added.