Drew McIntyre Had To Convince Heath Slater To Appear On RAW, Says He's Ready To Move On From WWE

WWE |By Matt Boone |Fri, July 10, 2020 - 4:17PM EDT
Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre (WWE Monday Night RAW, July 2020)

After his former 3MB teammate Heath Slater made his return appearance on Monday Night RAW, "The Scottish Psychopath" Drew McIntyre spoke with Talk Sport for an interview, where he reflected back on the appearance and explained why he feels Slater is ready to move on from WWE.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the new interview with the WWE Champion.

On having to talk Heath Slater into his recent Monday Night RAW appearance with WWE:

"The moment at the end was very special and I was very much pushing for that idea to happen. I think I saw something on the internet saying I was behind it and I’m thinking how are they getting this information?! But yeah, I played a big part in making it happen and to be honest, Heath was a little bit against it and I spoke to my wife right before the phone call I made to Heath to try and convince him to come onto the show for the segment. She reminded me how I felt at the time when I was released and sure enough, he felt the same. He appreciated the opportunity with WWE, it was where he had made his name, but mentally he has moved on."

On thinking Slater did great at RAW, but getting the impression that he is ready to move on from WWE:

"He’s ready for the next stage and he’s not sure about going backwards, so I made it clear to him like ‘trust me, this isn’t going to be like anything you’ve done. The first thing I did outside of WWE was ICW and I showed my real personality and it caused a buzz and went viral on the underground, but if you get the chance to show your real personality on RAW that’s going to set you on the right course. I know he’s been working out hard, so people will get to see what he looks like now and it also advances our story – everybody wins. We finally got him on board and got him on the show – he absolutely killed it, like I knew he would."

On how the Heath Slater appearance helped his story line with Dolph Ziggler:

"It really helped mine and Dolph’s storyline. I know, obviously, I’m supposed to be a top good guy so it’s not ideal in a lot of eyes to put it out there that I’ve been a bad friend. But, the way I look at it with my character is, especially given the environment we’re in, we can tell a more complex story. In an arena, I’d have been booed to pieces for being such a terrible friend, but in this environment I think it’s important to show my character is flawed, because I am. Like [John] Cena is Superman and Roman can be bulletproof a lot of the time, but I think Drew McIntyre is Drew Galloway. I am a flawed person and Dolph tried to put me in a difficult situation, showing maybe I haven’t been as attentive to my friend as I should have been in front of the world. That shows I’m a human being, you saw it in my face. You saw Drew Galloway. Then it’s like ‘I feel really bad here. I’ll give you what you want,’ and at the end we reunited, we overcame Dolph and I think it’s important for my character to show those flaws. It allows us to be different and tell stories with more layers and depth in this environment, and that’s the environment we’re in right now – but Heath killed it more importantly!"

Check out the complete Drew McIntyre interview at TalkSport.com.

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