McIntyre took his departure from the WWE in 2014 after being put with the 3MB gimmick with Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater as an opportunity in order to reinvent himself on the independent scene to the point where WWE had to bring him back.
In an interview with sj-r.com, McIntyre commented on WWE talent that complains online.
“I can look around now and see people who have lost perspective. They’re perhaps tweeting about how upset they are and their lack of opportunity instead of bettering themselves or working harder outside of the ring. They’re clearly not going to the gym and they don’t have that fire anymore, and I understand it because I was there. And I can spot it because I was that guy.”
“It’s my job and my character’s job to get rid of those who don’t necessarily have that fire and remind me of my younger self.”