WWE news: Drew McIntyre reveals how John Cena inspires him on RAW

Cena has been the face of WWE since 2005 and only a few superstars ever came close to dethroning him throughout the years.

McIntyre looks up to The Champ as he wants to be seen as the the promotion’s biggest workhorse and role-model for years to come.

Many expect the Scotsman to become the first ever British WWE Champion and he seemed to be on his way to making history during his first stint in the company.

The 33-year-old joined Smackdown in 2009 and quickly climbed up the ranks as he won the Intercontinental Championship and was publicly endorsed by the promotion’s Chairman Vince McMahon as a future world champion.

McIntyre though never truly lived up to the hype of The Chosen One and was released from the company after a poor stint at 3MB five years later.

After his departure the ex-WWE Tag Team Champion did some soul-searching and regained his passion after a successful tenure at the independent scene and Impact Wrestling.

The Scottish Psychopath returned to WWE last year and was placed on the developmental brand where he quickly beat Bobby Roode to become NXT Champion.

McIntyre made his RAW comeback a year later on the night after WrestleMania 34 and put the locker room on notice as he joined forces with former World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler.

The daunting duo became RAW Tag Team Champions last week as they dethroned The B-Team and have now started a war with the legendary Shield after teaming up with Mr Money in the Bank Braun Strowman.

The British bruiser has made it to the top of the card on RAW but still has high ambition as he aspires to reach the same heights as Cena.

McIntyre told AL.com: “The big thing for me is I’m no longer trying to impress people around me.

“The first thing I had to do was look in the mirror, and my wife was a big part of that.

“When I left the company and I was giving what I thought was my all — but I was still hanging out with the guys all the time and perhaps partying a little too much, and I was achieving a lot, like more than I ever thought possible — and I got a little injury one time and I was home for the first time in my life with my wife, and she told me: ‘Look how much you’ve done and you’re giving 70 per cent. Imagine if you gave 100 percent.’

“That’s when I eliminated all negative things in my life. The partying had to go. I was more focused on my diet, the gym.

“I just wanted to eliminate all negative areas in my life. I wanted to look in the mirror and be accountable to only one person.

“The only person is me, and that’s the only thing that drives me. The only person I’m in competition with is myself.

“The goal is [to] become the top person on RAW, the example on RAW, the John Cena, the ultimate workhorse of RAW. Just like Cena used to do, he didn’t have a second place. He was always in competition with himself.

“He is somebody I can draw inspiration from because I am solely in competition with myself.

“It’s great with someone like Dolph Ziggler, who’s so talented and has been very start-and-stop over the years, be at a level of focus I’ve never seen him at because I know the great things he can do, and we’re doing them right now.

“And now we’ve added Braun Strowman, who’s achieved so much in such a short space of time. Hopefully he can learn from Dolph and I’s experience, and the three of us can really take RAW to levels it’s never been before.”