Drew McIntyre: I Wouldn't Be Back In WWE If Not For Triple H
McIntyre credits his WWE return to The Game
Drew McIntyre has credited Triple H for helping to convince him to return to WWE.
McIntyre went back to WWE in 2017, three years after being released by the promotion, and joined the NXT brand.
The Scotsman was insistent that he wanted to make a name for himself on the show that Triple H runs first and McIntyre says is decision to return to WWE came as a result of a phone call with The Game.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes, McIntyre said: "“I wouldn’t be back in WWE if it wasn’t for Triple H, it’s as simple as that. William Regal put me on the phone with him, we talked for 40 minutes, within that conversation at the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to come back, I was honestly leaning more towards Japan and by the end of it, I was 100 per cent coming back.
"The thing that meant the most to me was not just how far I’d come professionally but how far I’d come as a man and how proud he was of me, and that kind of meant a lot because I have so much respect for him and that’s grown into a friendship today.
"He really is somebody who is not just a friend to a lot of people but a father figure to a lot of people, and again the news caught everybody off guard but he’s got a lot of positive energy coming his way right now and he’s going to be fine, which I’m very happy to hear."