In the world of WWE, few superstars have captured the hearts of fans quite like Drew McIntyre. The Scottish Warrior’s journey to the pinnacle of sports entertainment was nothing short of remarkable. However, the wrestling world is abuzz with speculation as McIntyre hints at a dramatic character change, potentially signaling a shift towards his villainous persona.
McIntyre’s Recent Character Evolution
Drew McIntyre, the former WWE Champion, has been leaving breadcrumbs in recent weeks that suggest a significant character transformation may be on the horizon. While McIntyre has been a beloved babyface for over three years, his recent actions and confrontations hint at an impending heel turn.
In recent storylines, McIntyre has displayed a more ruthless and unforgiving side. He’s been at odds with Cody Rhodes, particularly regarding Rhodes bringing Jey Uso over to RAW. McIntyre even allowed the former Bloodline member to take a beating from the Judgment Day, signaling a potential alignment with the heel faction.
A TikTok Tease
The most compelling clue in this character evolution came from Drew McIntyre’s TikTok account. He shared a video of himself working out, accompanied by his previous theme song, “Broken Dreams,” which was last used when he portrayed a heel character. The choice of music has led many to believe that McIntyre is teasing the embrace of his darker persona.
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McIntyre’s Perspective on Character Change
While the WWE Universe eagerly anticipates a heel turn, Drew McIntyre remains cautious about the timing and direction of his character shift. He emphasized that he is open to any direction that is interesting and entertaining for the fans. He acknowledged the impact he has on people, citing his involvement in the Special Olympics and understanding John Cena’s perspective of not turning heel due to the positive influence he has outside the ring.
“The character itself, I’m willing to go any direction that is interesting. People are calling for a heel turn, but I’m not willing to do that unless it makes perfect sense. We have a lot of equity in Drew McIntyre. I show up at Special Olympics and see the effect WWE and McIntyre has on people and I can understand Cena’s perspective of not turning. Of course, he’s on a higher level and did so much outside the ring, but I can understand where he was coming from. For the right time and right moment and it was entertaining for the fans, I would be about that. One of my favorite runs was outside the company as a heel. When that dark side comes out, it’s pretty dark,” said Drew.
Reflecting on his past, he admitted that one of his favorite runs was outside WWE as a heel. He acknowledged the allure of letting that “dark side” come out when the time is right.
Drew McIntyre’s Recent On-Air Presence
McIntyre’s journey towards this potential character shift was evident in his recent appearances on RAW. He hosted The Miz TV and spoke about his ongoing issues with Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes. In a singles match, McIntyre triumphed over Kofi Kingston, but he notably refrained from assisting Kingston when he was attacked by the Viking Raiders after the match.
As fans await the culmination of this character evolution, Drew McIntyre’s willingness to adapt and evolve sets the stage for a potentially riveting storyline and character transformation in WWE.