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WWE Champion Drew McIntyre Comments On Being In The Conversation For BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

A surprising addition to the list...

At WrestleMania 36, Drew McIntyre fulfilled his destiny and defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship. Soon after his title win, reports noted that The Scottish Psychopath was in the conversation for BBC Sports Personality of the Year despite being a professional wrestler. Drew recently sat down for an interview with BT Sport and discussed a myriad of topics including his potential nomination. 

McIntyre said: "Just the idea of a wrestler even being mentioned in the conversation for Sports Personality of the Year is just absolutely insane to me. I mean, one, it truly shows the global reach of WWE and for people back home, I was the first British Royal Rumble winner and the first British WWE Champion, and for those who know, that's pretty cool. But for those you don't and who go like, 'Hm, that's weird a wrestler can even be considered for Sports Personality Of The Year,' that's the ones that hopefully if I get the chance to talk about it, I can talk about why it is significant and something that is giving people an escape, especially right now."

He later added: "Realistically, when I was coming up there was one wrestling company to make it to. I came from a small place in Scotland, in Ayr, Scotland with big dreams and no one had ever been signed from Scotland. And I was lucky enough not just to get signed, have a good career, but not fulfil my potential and get fired and claw my way up to the top of the mountain to become WWE Champion. And the fact that my story is having such a real impact on people, that's what's real. You know, they're messaging me constantly saying you know, 'Drew, we're really inspired by the fact that you chased your dream. You wouldn't give up and you overcame all the obstacles and achieved your dream.' And that really touched me and that's really inspiring. And that is for those who don't still watch wrestling and have their opinions, that's what's real."

  


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