WWE is about to welcome live fans back on a consistent basis as they get back to live touring. Those fans have been missed in a big way and Drew McIntyre carried the WWE Title without getting to raise it in front of a cheering crowd. That is something he would love to see happen once again.
During his appearance on RAW Talk following this week’s show, McIntyre spoke about live fans returning. He proposed that WWE should put those fans on the roster page because they are such a vital component to the shows that the company puts on every week.
“I can’t wait. I honestly can’t wait. We say it all the time in WWE and it’s never been more true than when we lost them. Our WWE Universe, our WWE fans, are our number one superstar. We’re such an interactive product. You watch every other sport – baseball, American football, soccer, it doesn’t matter – the crowd makes such a difference. But they [WWE fans] are literally part of our show. They should be on the roster page.”
Live fans returning will also see an organic reaction come back to WWE television. Vince McMahon has allowed the ThunderDome to determine who gets cheered and booed. Live fans returning will soon take that luxury away from The Chairman. If you ask Drew McIntyre, Vince McMahon should do more to make fans a part of what they do.
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