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Drew McIntyre Reveals Advice He Gave Steve Austin Before His WrestleMania 38 Match

May 14, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During a recent interview with Talk Sport’s Alex McCarthy, Drew McIntyre discussed chatting with WWE Hall of Famers Steve Austin and The Undertaker during the WrestleMania Weekend. He also shared a bit of advice he gave Austin before his match at WrestleMania 38. Below are some highlights:

On talking to some of the wrestling legends who were visiting during WrestleMania Weekend: “I got to speak to all of them and catch up. It’s crazy to me, even today as I speak to them as peers on the same level and wavelength, in the back of my mind, I’m still that kid in Scotland that watched them growing up, dreaming about being in WWE.”

Drew McIntyre on chatting with Steve Austin before his WrestleMania 38 match: “I saw Steve right before he was going to start working on what he was going to do for ‘Mania. I walked in like, ‘this is so crazy, you’re going to be on WrestleMania with Steve Austin.’ On the night of ‘Mania, I gave him some advice, which is also surreal. He hasn’t done this for 20 years and I could see, even though he’s a very confident, intense guy, the way the character is, that’s the way he is in real life. But no, I mostly just reminded him to breathe.”

On how the adrenaline high can make you forget to breathe: “I think that’s the one thing you forget when you’ve been out of the game for a minute. Even with the injuries I’ve had, you come back and you forget. The adrenaline is so high and the crowd is so loud, that you forget to breathe and you get blown up. We talked about that.”

McIntyre on chatting with The Undertaker: “I talked with Taker about the Hall of Fame and this being the proper send-off he deserves. He gave me some advice as he always does because I’m always picking his brain about how to approach different matches and things to do with my character moving forward. I saw him after the Hall of Fame and told him, ‘That was a hell of a Taker Ted Talk you gave out there! Hope you plan to take this on the road and make some money off of it.’ I was blown away. All these years he spent just saying, ‘I’m going to bury you boy.’ He could have just been out there talking for an hour! Such an eloquent speaker.”