Drew McIntyre recently spoke to Planeta Wrestling. McIntyre commented on working with Dolph Ziggler and how he aims to be the be the guy to fill The Undertaker’s boots in the WWE locker room.
“Dolph is somebody who I met as soon as I got here. We used to be on the road with The Undertaker, Edge, Rey Mysterio, Christian, and even Ric Flair. When I was 22, Ric Flair was on the roster and we have been on the road with these people for a long time. Undertaker, right up until his last day was working full time constantly, even when he was beat up, had fire in his eyes. If he couldn’t walk, he was flying around and he was The Undertaker in every way. That was such an inspiration.”
“Now, these guys haven’t been on the road with those guys and hadn’t had the chance to learn from these people. They may have met them once or twice but they haven’t been on the road, and hadn’t had the chance to look up to these guys the way I had looked up to The Undertaker. Now, we don’t have that anymore, and I feel like I need to be that guy. I am only 32, and have been wrestling for 20 years. You may think that I am in my 40’s because I have been around forever, but now I know that I need to be here and be a good example, not only for me but for the entire business.”