WWE Hall Of Famer Arn Anderson Details Why Vince McMahon Initially Lost Interest In Drew McIntyre
WWE Chairman Soured On The Chosen One In 2010...
On the most recent episode of the ARN podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson and host Conrad Thompson discussed the 2010 Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
One of the topics they touched on was how Vince McMahon seemed to lose interest in Drew McIntyre around that time.
Per the former Four Horseman member, one of the reasons related to physical changes in The Chosen One.
According to Anderson: "He [Vince] saw something in Drew that he really liked. He named him the Chosen One. I think that was a shoot at that time. I think he looked at Drew and said, here is a young guy I’m going to go all the way with. I said this before and I know it sounds crazy, but Drew got too lean. I know that he knew Vince liked body guys and everything but Drew went through a period where he got so lean that it actually a detraction from his look because he is a big tall guy. He got so ripped and he looked like a guy that was fixing to get into an amateur bodybuilding content. I think that hurt him in as much as anything else.
Anderson elaborated, saying that: "I think Vince truly chose him as being one of the next big stars. When he got so ripped and stuff it just took away from him and I think he had some issues outside of the ring as far as his personal life and, at that particular time, it snowballed altogether".
McIntyre is the current WWE Champion, having won the title from Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 36 (night two).