WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre: Tortured Soul, or a Class-A Jerk?

Renee GerberCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2011

Kelly Kelly and Drew McIntyre, photo copyright to WWE.com
Kelly Kelly and Drew McIntyre, photo copyright to WWE.com

Hello, Bleachers!

Since my other article about Drew McIntyre and Kelly Kelly, which I wrote for another site, was recently plagiarized, I decided I owed it to the Bleacher readers to write a new piece on this topic right here.

Okay, with that out of the way, let's get to the article...

Two weeks ago on SmackDown, the Sinister Scotsman found himself in the doghouse with the object of his affection, Kelly Kelly, after he brutalized his opponent, Trent Barreta, after the match in which he lost. Kelly gave him a verbal beatdown, letting him know that she wanted nothing to do with someone who takes pleasure in beating up other people. Before storming away from Drew, she yelled "Grow up!" into his face.

Then, this past week, McIntyre once again faced Barreta in a match. This time, he won the match and even offered his opponent a hand to shake. Trent, wisely, however, didn't trust him and instead struck the Scotsman. Naturally, due to his temper and ego, this didn't sit well with Drew, and he fought back, easily gaining the upper hand.

Enter Kelly Kelly. The diva stormed to the ring, obviously peeved.

It was interesting to note the slight change in McIntyre's demeanor once he realized Kelly was there. He appeared completely defensive, and to an extent, it's not like you can blame him. After all, as he tried to explain to Kelly, Barreta hit him first this time.

It had to be like salt being rubbed into a wound for the Chosen One when the girl he longs for suddenly brushed past him to attend to Baretta. You could easily see all frustration on his face as he exited the ring and headed up the ramp toward the back. In a strange way, I actually felt somewhat sorry for him.

He had a point about this particular brawl, but certain questions spring to mind: Is Drew being genuine in wanting to change? Is this supposed change all just to get Kelly to like and trust him?

McIntyre pretty much looked like a tortured soul in that after-match segment. It might just be a tactic to get the ball rolling on a face-turn, and Kelly is the catalyst for it all.

It remains to be seen just where they're going with this storyline. Seeing as it was reported that this angle was originally one thought up by Drew and his real-life wife, Taryn Terrell (Tiffany when she was still in the WWE), it seems that there is going to be a lot more to come out of it.