Greg Oliver of Slam Wrestling is featuring an interview with WWE star Drew McIntyre where he talks about criticism of his character in WWE and all of the hype surrounding it.
“There’s a lot of hype for a good reason. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe in my head, but I feel that… when I was home in Scotland, I was watching some of the guys in TV talking about how they don’t get an opportunity, blah blah blah, Drew McInytre was the Chosen One, and he gets these opportunities. Then I think about it from my point of view. Wait a minute, and I honestly believe this, if an actor in Hollywood has been an actor for 20 years, and some new kid comes along, perfect for the role — he’s good-looking, he’s right, he’s good-looking, foreign, he’s got a sweet accent — this is the guy they’re going to want; we don’t know if he’s got the tools yet, but they’ll give him the opportunity to see how he does, and if he does well, fantastic. If he doesn’t, ugh. But most think this is the guy for the role. They’re not going to look at the guy with 20 years and say, ‘Well, this guy has been around for 20 years. Maybe we should just give him the role because he’s been here for so long.’ That’s not how it works. You’ve got to think how the business is.”
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