The BBC recently caught up with Drew McIntyre for an interview. The Scottish wrestler will look to dethrone Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. He discussed the popularity of wrestling in his home country, needing to change his accent, and his football aspiration early on.
Check out highlights from the interview below:
Needing to alter his accent:
We have the most difficult accent in the world to understand and I had to adjust it slightly because I was sick of hearing ‘what?’ for the first four years I was here. I need the world to understand me when I’m champion, raise the title and say, “I bloody did it for Scotland.”
On wanting to be a football player as a child:
Everyone at my school was into football and I grew up pretending to be Ally McCoist. I was always fighting to make sure I got that McCoist number nine shirt.
I was decent – not great – but in the back of my mind, wrestling was always the goal. Even though to everyone else it seemed unattainable given that no-one from Scotland had ever been signed.