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Drew McIntyre on WWE’s television viewership decline: “It doesn’t bring me down”

Drew McIntyre is the latest WWE star to be asked about WWE’s television viewership decline.

Over the past few months, this has become a hot topic. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon was asked about it during WWE’s meeting with stockholders last month as well as the conference call for WWE’s second quarter earnings.

Investors and fans have wondered whether WWE will be able to bounce back when the COVID-19 era is over. The WWE Champion noted in an interview with TVinsider that having low ratings doesn’t bring him down.

“It doesn’t bring me down. I’ve been through so much. The ups and downs in my career. Some really low points. I don’t let it get to me or distract me from the goal at home. I know a lot of previous champions have let it get to them. They’ve suffered in their personal life as a result and lashed out on social media. I don’t allow it to get to me from that standpoint.

Our WWE Universe, our audience is such a big part of the show. We’re all just giving it all we can. I know we’re learning through this period. The audience that has stuck around are getting to learn about the characters on a deeper level. I think because of this when we get back into the arenas, the viewership will grow. I think we will reach new heights to be honest because we’re going to have so many compelling characters.”

McIntyre stated that several superstars are maximizing their opportunity in this environment as they can develop their characters on a deeper level through this unique lens.

“I think when we do get back in the arenas they will attract the attention of fans. I hear what is going on. I see what’s going on social media. Things are gong well there, but they can also be better. Once we get back to normal, I think we’ll reach new heights as a company.”

McIntyre also talked about his relationship with Vince McMahon, facing Randy Orton at SummerSlam, and more. Check out the full interview here. 


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