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WWE Champion Drew McIntyre releasing 'A Chosen Destiny' memoir


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A memoir by WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is set to be released this May.

The book is titled "A Chosen Destiny: My Story" and will be released on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. It's being published by Gallery Books, which is an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Here's the description for the book:

'A CHOSEN DESTINY' highlights McIntyre’s incredible life journey from a small village in Scotland to the global spotlight of WWE. From a young age, McIntyre dreamed of becoming WWE Champion. With his parents’ support, he trained and paid his dues, proving himself to the small crowds on the UK’s Butlin circuit. At age 22, McIntyre made his WWE debut and was touted by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon as 'The Chosen One' to lead WWE into the future. With his destiny in the palm of his hands, he watched as it all slipped through his fingers.

Through a series of ill-advised choices and family tragedy, Drew’s life and career spiraled. As a surefire champion, he struggled under the pressure of expectations and was eventually released from the company. Facing a crossroads, the powerful Scotsman set a course to show the world the real Drew McIntyre. 

Buoyed by the support of his wife and the memory of his beloved mother, Drew embarked on a mission to recharge, reinvent and revitalize himself to fulfill his destiny. 'A CHOSEN DESTINY' is a story of grit, courage and determination as a fallen Superstar discovers who he truly is and storms back to reclaim his dream. 

McIntyre will voice the audiobook version of "A Chosen Destiny." It's being released at the same time as the book.

“Throughout my career, I have always had an honest and open relationship with my fans,” McIntyre said in a press release. “I am honored that Gallery Books has given me the opportunity to tell my story in hopes of inspiring others around the world to follow their dreams.” 

“Drew McIntyre has captivated WWE fans everywhere with his explosive popularity and persona in and out of the ring,” said Ed Schlesinger, Senior Editor, Licensing Manager for Gallery Books. “We’re incredibly thrilled to be partnering with him and WWE to present his unforgettable, no-holds-barred story of making it to the top as World Champion.”

McIntyre retained his WWE Championship against Goldberg at Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view. On last night's episode of Raw, there was an angle where Sheamus laid out McIntyre with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus then did an interview where he said he isn't friends with McIntyre anymore and wants the WWE Championship. McIntyre responded to Sheamus later in the show and accepted his challenge for a title match, but when Sheamus will be challenging for McIntyre's title hasn't been announced.