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Reason Behind Vince McMahon Losing Interest In Drew McIntyre Back In The Day

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• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (July 15, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!

On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.

It was pre-taped at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2004’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Rey Mysterio & Spike Dudley vs. Chavo Guerrero jr. & Jamie Noble

2. Paul London vs. D-Von Dudley

3. Handicap Match: John Cena vs. Booker T, Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree

4. WWE Championship – Steel Cage Match: John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Eddie Guerrero

• Reason Behind Vince McMahon Losing Interest In Drew McIntyre Back In The Day

Size isn’t everything, but it matters.

During a recent edition of his podcast, WWE Hall of Famer & current AEW Head Coach Arn Anderson talked about Vince McMahon announcing Drew McIntyre as “The Chosen One” over a decade ago, but later losing interest because Drew lost size and it hurt his overall look.

Below is what Arn said:

“He saw something in Drew that he really liked. He named him the Chosen One. I think that was a shoot at that time. I think he looked at Drew and said, here is a young guy I’m going to go all the way with.

I said this before and I know it sounds crazy, but Drew got too lean. I know that he knew Vince liked body guys and everything but Drew went through a period where he got so lean that it actually a detraction from his look because he is a big tall guy.

He got so ripped and he looked like a guy that was fixing to get into an amateur bodybuilding content. I think that hurt him in as much as anything else. But, I think Vince truly chose him as being one of the next big stars.

When he got so ripped and stuff it just took away from him and I think he had some issues outside of the ring as far as his personal life and at that particular time, it snowballed altogether.”

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