Drew McIntyre Comments On His Hiatus, Most Anticipated Match At SummerSlam 2023


During a recent appearance on the “Cheap Heat” podcast, Drew McIntyre discussed his hiatus from WWE following WrestleMania 39, celebrities signing with WWE, and more.

McIntyre will challenge GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Title this weekend at SummerSlam 2023.


You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On his time away from WWE: “It was a unique situation where what was going on, I had to get a couple of things fixed but it didn’t require physical therapy like a lot of things I’ve had to deal with in the past. So I was able to enjoy my time and spend time with the family and the cats and get some projects taken care of outside of the ring. Sometimes stepping and getting a view outside the bubble is something that is very helpful for where you want to go as a person and with your career.”

On using the time away to get some perspective: “I’ve learned the hard way when I was younger getting fired [from WWE] and I had to step outside the bubble and get perspective again. And this opportunity allowed me to see things a little clearer and allowed people to talk a lot on the internet.”

On the match he’s looking forward to: “Logan Paul vs. Ricochet is a match that’s hopefully on after me. Because I would love to have my war and then once I’m sitting down icing myself off once GUNTHER and I are finished, I can watch the match as a fan. I am going to be highly sports entertained by the athleticism that’s going to be brought during that match.”

On celebrities in WWE and Logan Paul in particular: “It’s cool they’re here, but how do they act while they’re here? Do they treat our industry with respect, because not a lot of people do from the outside. People come in and they have a big head and then I love when they get in front of our fans and our fans can smell the BS and they boo them out the building.  All [Logan Paul] wanted to do is do a great job and have great matches and he’s done that. He’s had stand-out matches on the show, not just good matches on the show, and perhaps even the best match on a couple of shows. Himself and Roman was an incredible match.“

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