Drew McIntyre became The Chosen One on WWE TV after Vince McMahon shockingly endorsed him as a future World Champion on an episode of RAW. This move definitely kick-started his career. but as part of a recent appearance on the After The Bell podcast with SmackDown commentator Corey Graves, McIntyre revealed that he was unaware of what McMahon was going to say until he said it and he was then told to just react to his praise.
“The Chosen One thing started when I was 23 or 24 when Vince [McMahon] endorsed me on television. That’s not something that I knew was going to happen. I was just in Gorilla [Position] and I was aware I had a promo and they told me Vince was gonna say ‘a quick thing’ and I’ll just go out and react. I was like, ‘Okay.’”
“Then he went out there on television and he put me over as a future World Champion as I say he didn’t say when it is over ten years later. When it happens, it could be true when it happens he was right like he always is.”
“Yeah, I didn’t know it was going to happen and it was a huge moment for me that everyone always asks ‘It put a lot of pressure on you, would you change anything?’ I say absolutely not. Everything that’s happened has happened for a reason taking me on this journey I was on and obviously things didn’t work out with the Chosen One thing and then the 3MB thing happened and obviously I got fired,” he said via Ringsidenews.
Things have obviously changed since then for McIntyre, who is now one of the favorites to win the upcoming men’s Royal Rumble match after turning face on Monday Night RAW in recent weeks and becoming an instant crowd favorite.