WWE star Drew McIntyre was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated to talk about several professional wrestling topics. “The Scottish Psychopath” discussed how WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has helped his career in both TNA and WWE, working in an advanced placement course with Shawn Michaels at the WWE Performance Center, and getting a future World Title shot.
Here are the highlights:
How Kurt Angle helped his career in both TNA and WWE: “I don’t know why, but Kurt chose to work with me for one of his final matches in TNA, but he made me look like a million bucks,” McIntyre said. “Then, a few years later in WWE, he made me look like an absolute killer. I humiliated Kurt and made him tap out to his own ankle lock. I can never thank Kurt enough for what he has done and continues to do for me.”
Working in an advanced placement course with Shawn Michaels at the WWE PC: “I wanted to be there and I wanted to improve,” McIntyre said. “So I went to Shawn and asked if I could join his class. I would have done anything to get that one-on-one time with him. The first rule of Shawn’s class is that you don’t talk about Shawn’s class.
“But what I can tell you is it is an environment where everyone pushes each other very hard and you do receive honest criticism. No one has the mind that Shawn does in the ring. I looked at that period of time as getting my PhD in wrestling.”
Getting a future World Title shot: “I’ve never had a world title shot, ever, in my WWE career, so I’m going to need to win the Money in the Bank contract to take that opportunity,” McIntyre said. “In order to spread my message of eradicating complacency to the superstars complaining on social media, I need to become champion.”