Drew McIntyre has a very unique distinction in WWE. He was in the main event of WrestleMania 36 against Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship. For most, that would be the culmination of a dream come true.

WWE decided to tape WrestleMania in advance due to uncertainties about the COVID-19 pandemic. They did so in an empty room with no fans. Of course, Drew McIntyre defeated Lesnar at the worst possible time to win the title.

Speaking with Fightful, Drew talked about the anxiety having the show being pre-taped caused. As he was promoting the match in the media and the match was already over, he wondered if WWE might edit his championship moment. He wasn’t sure it would air until he saw it with his own eyes.

“But we did film it [WrestleMania] about a week prior and, as I mentioned a million times, you never know what to expect in WWE. You can’t just assume things are going to go the way they’re planned or the way you’ve actually filmed them. Even though I technically won that match and I did media leading up to Mania talking like I hadn’t won the title yet, because in my mind, ‘This can change. We may have to go back in and re-do it.’

But we did film it about a week prior and, as I mentioned a million times, you never know what to expect in WWE. You can’t just assume things are going to go the way they’re planned or the way you’ve actually filmed them. Even though I technically won that match and I did media leading up to Mania talking like I hadn’t won the title yet, because in my mind, ‘This can change. We may have to go back in and re-do it.’”

Drew McIntyre may have a chance to set things right soon. If he can defeat Sheamus tomorrow night on SmackDown, he will face the winner between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event at Clash at the Castle. With a massive crowd expected, it could be Drew’s once-in-a-lifetime chance at a redo.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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