Drew McIntyre says the promo he cut on the Raw locker room last week had a lot of truth in it, because he would have taken the opportunity presented to the rest of the talent.
WWE champion Bobby Lashley promised a Championship match at WrestleMania to the individual who took out McIntyre prior to 'The Showcase Of The Immortals', but no one attempted to sneak attack the Scottish Warrior last week, leading McIntyre to confront a number of superstars in the Raw locker room.
Ricochet and Mustafa Ali would both eventually step up, with McIntyre beating them both last week, before seeing off King Corbin on last night's Raw.
McIntyre has admitted, had he been a superstar in that position, he would not have hesitated to take the opportunity presented by Lashley, saying WWE talent need to do everything they can to reach the top.
It was that frustration that led to McIntyre's very passionate promo on the superstars in the Raw locker room last week.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes, McIntyre said: "I had reason to go there. Lashley put a bounty on me and said if you take me out, you can fight for the title at WrestleMania. That should be everyone's goal on the roster. I showed up to the building expected to be dropped, sit there for two hours, nobody is taking me out. That's the motivation for the character. I go into the locker room and people are just sitting around and playing on their phones. Most of them aren't on WrestleMania, so it gives me the opportunity to say how I feel from a character perspective, but also how Drew feels just being on the journey I've been on.
"When I was younger, if I had that opportunity, I would've dropped me the second I got in the door. You've got to work hard, that's how things happen around here. I know because I've been in that position myself where I've been in catering every week. I never went online and complained, but getting online and saying, 'I need a push and then I'll be at the top.' That's not how things happen. I think it was [Gran Metalik] on his phone and I saw him. It wasn't planned and I just went with it saying, 'You get things trending and that's how opportunities happen now.' I was just working with what I had in the room and was trying to feel it from a character perspective, but it is how I feel as well because I know what I've been through and I've been there.
"I know sometimes you get jaded and think 'things aren't going to work out.' The truth is, it's because you're not giving it your all. That's the way I was. I wasn't giving it my all and it took me getting fired and looking myself in the mirror to realise 'you could have been working in so many different areas and you weren't.' When I got back, I promised I would never let it happen again. As much as there was some truth for McIntyre, it was also truth from Galloway coming from [the heart]. I was set up to do the interview, but let's just say a lot of the words weren't in any script."