A WWE star’s rapport with Vince McMahon is often very important to their development in WWE. Such has been the case with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
In a recent interview with Steve Austin on Broken Skull Sessions, McIntyre went into detail about making McMahon flinch during promo class. The whole clip including footage of the incident was tweeted out by McIntyre himself. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling Inc.:
WWE Career accomplishments:
WWE Champion x 2
Tag Team Champion X2
FCW Tag Champion X2
Royal Rumble winner
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 22, 2020
“I think that was promo class, I believe back in the day. Vince used to take promo class with a select group of young talent on RAW and SmackDown, and I was fortunate to be a part of the group on SmackDown. He would give us these lessons, and I’m going to give a free one out here right now – a promo is a match, a match is a promo, you gotta think of them the same way. And that’s all I’m gonna say because what happened in there, stays in there.
At the end of every class he would give us a minute to cut a promo on a random topic he would pick, and we had to apply the lessons we learned in promo class. So, you always need, of course, a big finish, and I think I was struggling for a big finish, and I reached down for that water bottle, and I decided to pretend to throw it at the boss, and he flinched. He never flinches.”
This was before McIntyre returned to WWE in 2017. Since then, he has lived up to the “Chosen One” name Vince McMahon bestowed upon him in 2009.