Drew McIntyre Believes Rivalries Are More Interesting If It Has Legitimate Issues

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WWE star Drew McIntyre recently spoke with West Sport on a number of topics including how he believes rivalries are more interesting in any sport if it has legitimate issues between the two opponents.

McIntyre said, “You have to be professionals. I don’t wish anyone to be hurt, no matter what the personal feelings are, no matter if they are rooted in reality, because they are. You just have to hope everybody is a professional and they understand we’re trying to entertain the fans. To me, what works is reality and what’s real. You watch boxing or UFC; if you know, the two fighters absolutely despise each other, you’re way more invested than just hugging and buddy-buddy. If they’re screaming and getting pulled apart in press conferences, trash-talking, and social media attacks, you’re more invested if you feel this is a legitimate issue here. If there is a legitimate issue, turn it up to ten.”

You can check out McIntyre’s comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)