Drew McIntyre Reveals Scrapped Gimmick Idea WWE Had for Him

Current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre recently appeared on The Rich Eisen Show. The Scottish Warrior revealed an interesting conversation he had with Vince McMahon over a decade ago. 

McIntyre said that before becoming The Chosen One, WWE wanted him to play The Runway Man – a male model. Drew recalled how he thought his dreams were crashed right there. But a conversation with Vince changed everything.

“Yeah, I remember. I was about 260 at the time,” McIntyre recalled. “‘We got this great idea for ya Drew. You’re gonna be The Runway Man. You’re gonna come out on a runway. You’re gonna model all the greatest underpants. That’s gonna be you’re gimmick this model character,’ and all my dreams crashed before my very eyes, but I couldn’t register it on my face because it’s WWE. It’s this huge opportunity.”

“I just nodded. ‘That’s a great idea.’ Eventually, I had to cut down to 260 to be a male model. So I lost about 25 pounds to get the abs in, looking like an Abercrombie and Fitch model. I had a shaved face at the time, so I look like a pretty boy. I sat down with Vince McMahon. He asked me my opinion of the character.

“I said, ‘You know what sir, to get on television, I’ll make it work.’ He clearly saw I did not like it at all and said, ‘Just go out there and be yourself.’ And I already lost the 35 pounds. I have to gain this weight back somehow because I look like a male model, but I h