Drew McIntyre spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News about the phone call with Triple H that led to him joining NXT. “After I got off the phone with him, one, I was very honored that he wanted me to be part of his baby in NXT and two, my mind was made up,” McIntyre said. “I knew I had to be in NXT. I knew that was the next step for me and my family. And walking in the door, seeing all the faces that I knew and faces that I didn’t know that I wanted to work with, I thought, wow, this is going to be something. We have something special here, and we really do.”
McIntyre also looked back on Vince McMahon dubbing him The Chosen One. “He saw something in me when I was younger that I didn’t necessarily see myself and maybe others didn’t see which is a pretty cool feeling,” he said. :And finally, years later, after all the things I’ve been through and growing up, I think, finally, now it’s starting to materialize and everyone is starting to see what he saw back in the day. He had that kind of faith in me and saw something in me that he was willing to endorse me in that way and perhaps it just took a minute and took a few life experiences to actually bring out what he saw.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: This is a cool companion piece for the Drew Galloway documentary that Dave Lagana released yesterday, as the footage shows his final days on the independent scene leading up this return as Drew McIntyre at the NXT Takeover event during WrestleMania weekend. Additional interview topics include his wife, working with Shawn Michaels, and more.