During an appearance on the AfterBuzz TV podcast, former WWE writer Vince Russo discussed how WWE Champion Drew McIntyre’s character is being portrayed: 

“I love Drew, I’ve had Drew on my show, I’m a big Drew fan. Bro, when I’m sitting here watching Drew cut that promo, I’m watching it and I’m like, he doesn’t know who he is. He’s trying to be funny, then he’s serious, it’s not coming across genuine. So that’s telling me, the writer has not tapped into who Drew McIntyre is. And that promo is coming across as very non-sincere, and it’s hurting his character, and I can see that just by looking at it that, bro, that’s not who he is. That’s not what he would say. This is coming across very, very forced.” 

“He’s gotta stand up for his character. You know, Drew McIntyre’s brand only belongs to Drew McIntyre. There’s going to come a point where Drew McIntyre is not working for the WWE, so Drew McIntyre is a brand. He’s got to protect that brand. If something isn’t right, if something doesn’t feel right, he has to say something. The key is, how does he say it? Guys, I had every wrestler not like something I wrote, but bro, if you came at me with, ‘Oh bro, this shit sucks,’ we ain’t gonna have much of a conversation. But if you’re coming to me like The Rock did this all the time, ‘Vince, I read this script, I know what you’re after, I like it, but if we did it this way,’ bro, 100% of the time, I’m going with that.”

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