Eric Bischoff See A Lot Of Stone Cold In Drew McIntyre
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Drew McIntyre is still relatively fresh as the WWE Champion. His victories at WrestleMania and Money in the Bank proved he could put his money where his mouth is, but Eric Bischoff thinks that we’ve only just started to see him emerge as a titleholder. TalkSport reached out to the man who was briefly in charge of SmackDown last year to ask him about Drew McIntyre as a top WWE guy.
I think he’s a great candidate. I have a lot of respect for him. I enjoy his work, he’s believable, he’s credible, he immerses himself into his character and his role, which is all you can really ask for in a performer. Do I think he’s at the pinnacle of his potential? No.
It only makes sense. Before Drew was on his way to the title, he was a heavy standing behind Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin. It’s a fine role, but not one that lets him express himself. Eric compares his potential to how other legends have grown over the years.
Stone Cold Steve Austin didn’t just become Stone Cold Steve Austin. It took him a long time. When Stone Cold came to WWE, he was the freaking Ringmaster! The Ringmaster! He was the extension of a circus act for crying out loud.
And it wasn’t until Steve found out who Steve Austin was as a character and began to integrate that into his persona on television and then it continued to improve and grow and become something bigger and larger than it started with. Drew is like that.
Considering his journey back to WWE, let’s hope that we have a lot more time to see Drew fit into the top of WWE’s mountain.