Drew McIntyre reveals how Triple H helped him re-sign with WWE

Drew McIntyre also talked about wanting a match with Triple H for years, even pitching a match between them at WrestleMania.

Drew McIntyre in a file photo. (Image credits: wwe.com)

Drew McIntyre is probably the most popular wrestler after Roman Reigns in the WWE right now. McIntyre is currently feuding the Reigns and it feels like it’s only a matter of time till we see the two men go head to head for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship. Drew has now revealed that the Triple H played a key role in him signing for the company and also looked back fondly on his time so far in WWE. In an interview with TalkSport, Drew McIntyre revealed it was a conversation with Triple that got him back to WWE.

He said. “He’s the reason I’m back in WWE 100 per cent. My mind was set at the time when I wasn’t going to re-sign with IMPACT that I’m going to Japan. I was made up in my mind and nothing could change my mind, but then William Regal, who has always been a mentor, gave me a call and said, ‘Speak to Triple H before you make any decisions.’ That led to a phone call from Triple H. We spoke for about 40 minutes and my mind was made up in the first 10 minutes.

“Him telling me, ‘I’ve been watching you,’ and I’m thinking, ‘I appreciate that Hunter, but no you haven’t. You’re too busy, you’ve got too much to do. You’re not sitting watching Drew indie matches!’ But sure enough, the way he spoke about some of my matches and the way I’ve developed, I was like, ‘Wow, he really has been watching.’ Aside from the fact he was proud of how far I’ve come as a performer, it meant more to me how proud he was of how far I’d come as a man, and he made it clear to me that it was time to come home. I didn’t know it until I spoke to him, but then I knew it right away. I knew it was NXT, as well, somewhere I could make a difference. He had the same thoughts. We had an agreement and he stuck to it 100 percent.”

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Triple H is McIntyre’s dream opponent

Drew McIntyre also talked about wanting a match with Triple H for years, even pitching a match between them at WrestleMania. Unfortunately, the match is not to be following Triple H’s retirement from wrestling earlier this year. “I pitched at every opportunity I could,” McIntyre said. “‘How about us at WrestleMania? ‘What’s the story?’ He’d ask and I’d say, ‘What’s the story? We’ll figure it out, but what about you and me at WrestleMania?! How awesome would that be?’ We got in the ring together a few times during my first run, but when I returned, we did do a match in Japan with myself, Dolph Ziggler, and I can’t remember my other partners. But it was against The Good Brothers, AJ Styles, and Hunter. That was cool.”

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