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