Ahead of his clash with “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns at this coming Sunday’s WrestleMania 35 Event, “The Scottish Psychopath” Drew McIntyre recently spoke with the folks from DC 101 on a number of topics including heading to NXT first instead of the main roster when he came back to The WWE a few years ago.
“It was a tough decision to decide to come back until I spoke to Triple H on the phone. He’d been watching what I was doing, he was very proud and made it clear that it was time to come home,” said McIntyre. “We both decided NXT was the place to start because of the hardcore fanbase that had been following my career outside of the company. That was the best way to reintroduce myself. I got to be a part of NXT and a leader there which I enjoyed more than anything.”
McIntyre was able to defeat Roode for The NXT Title in 2017, but he said that despite winning the match he was a little nervous.
“Entrance-wise I’ve been a little nervous,” admitted McIntyre. “We had the fire dept band and they were playing the bagpipes and had the drums there for my entrance. I was little bit nervous and I didn’t want to mess it up. I was walking out to the ring, and we’re doing it live, I saw the pipers and I was just amped out of my mind. Poor Bobby Roode got chopped to death.”
McIntyre then says that he is a bit nervous about his match against Roman Reigns this coming Sunday at WrestleMania, but they will bring a physicality that no other match can compare to.
“I got the butterflies, I’ve got the nerves. The day that stops is the day I retire,” stated McIntyre. “I feel beyond ready and with someone like Roman, who like you say is used to that big stage, a phenomenal performer and so physical like myself. I know we’re bringing something that no one else will be able to compete with because we’re two big physical guys.
“It’s going to be a war. It’s going to be great.”