Drew McIntyre Credits Triple H For WWE Return

Drew McIntyre’s second WWE run is thanks to The Game.

Drew McIntyre has been a staple of the top of the WWE since his Royal Rumble win in 2020. That year he won the WWE Championship twice, defeating Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton. Prior to this success, he was NXT champion in Triple H’s days running the brand.

TalkSport interviewed McIntyre, and that’s where he revealed the advice Triple H gave him for his return. He said that Triple H was the reason he returned to WWE. McIntyre considered going to NJPW, but William Regal suggested he contact The Game before making a decision on where he would go.

“He’s the reason I’m back in WWE 100 percent, 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.

Drew McIntyre To Talksport

Drew clearly attributes his successful second run within the WWE as a blessing and Triple H was clearly a pivotal part of bringing McIntyre back to the WWE.

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