WWE stacked a loaded card for WrestleMania 36 that included Brock Lesnar vs Drew McIntyre for the WWE Title. Then the COVID-19 pandemic caused the company to change up their plans in a huge way.
Drew McIntyre won the WWE Title in front of zero fans when he planned to have a much larger celebration. His family was not present and fans who traveled from Scotland also weren’t able to rejoice with the King Of Claymore Country.
While speaking to Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports 360, Drew McIntyre revealed how he got over that disappointment of having a huge WrestleMania moment in front of nobody. This interview has not publicly dropped yet, but it is available on his Living The Gimmick patreon.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t angry, disappointed when I found out after 19 years of hard work and so many ups but a lot, a lot of downs to get to that point that it wasn’t going to be in front of 70,000 people at Raymond James Stadium. My family coming from Scotland weren’t going to be there. My wife wasn’t going to be there. Such a part of my journey, it was going to be in front of nobody. It wasn’t until I realized the gravity of the COVID situation and that we were going to be the only original content in the world essentially at that point. And then I thought, wow, it would be pretty selfish Drew that you’ve got a huge opportunity to really make a difference in the world.”
Drew McIntyre is set to have another big WrestleMania moment this year as he faces Bobby Lashley for the WWE Title. This time there will be 25,000 live fans in Raymond James Stadium, so he might get that big pop from the live crowd after all.
Thanks to Jon Alba for the quote