Bret Hart believes that Drew McIntyre will be a world champion in WWE

Drew McIntyre

It's incredible to think with all the wrestling talent that has come out of the United Kingdom in years gone by that there has never been a British world champion in WWE history.

The most recent case you can probably think of is the rise of Wade Barrett as the leader of Nexus in 2010, and many thought WWE should have strapped a rocket to his back with the momentum he had.

But despite numerous title matches, it never quite happened for Barrett, and just like fellow countrymen William Regal and the British Bulldog, his WWE career didn't bring a world championship.

There is a Brit currently on the main roster though who looks the part and certainly exudes star talent, and his name is Drew McIntyre.

This isn't McIntyre's first rodeo of course, his first proper stint in WWE starting in 2009 saw him labelled 'The Chosen One' but despite early promising signs, his career fizzled out.

But after leaving and re-building himself, McIntyre returned in 2017 to NXT, and in 2018 he moved back to the main roster and forged an impressive unbeaten streak, and many assumed he would soon be Universal Champion.

Fast forward to September 2019 though and he's still waiting for his time, with Vince McMahon deciding it's not his time yet - if it ever will be - but he's received a huge endorsement from a multi-time WWE Hall of Famer in Bret 'The Hitman' Hart.

Bret Hart has admitted he sees things in Drew McIntyre that he saw in himself in the 1990s

“I always respected big guys when I wrestled them, respected their size and their ability, and tried to bring out the best of them,” Hart told Sports Illustrated.

"A big guy I’ve been a big fan of for a long time is Drew McIntyre and his work. I’m glad that he had a rebound and he’s doing really well.

And Hart sees similarities in McIntyre's career to his own, considering he had to wait until the age of 35 for his first world title, and with Drew himself hitting that age in 2020, Bret thinks it's only a matter of time before Drew gets his chance.

“It was a long climb to the top for me, that’s for sure,” said Hart.

“Sometimes you need to retreat, circle the wagons, and come back with a new plan.

I think that’s what happened with Drew. But he’s so polished now and he’s finally getting the chance he deserves.

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