Drew McIntyre became a major star in recent months thanks to his incredible social media game, but it ultimately came back to haunt him at WrestleMania 40 and he has now explained why he didn’t leave after winning the World Title at WrestleMania 40.

When Drew McIntyre captured the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40, it provided a somewhat feel-good moment. Despite his recent heelish behavior, McIntyre had effectively conveyed his significance to WWE during the pandemic era of shows, a narrative he continued to emphasize even as late as the WrestleMania pre-show.

Following his victory, McIntyre’s celebration was cut short as he shifted his focus to taunting CM Punk at ringside. Their exchange quickly escalated into a physical altercation, drawing the interest of Damian Priest. Priest seized the opportunity, cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase for an immediate title shot. McIntyre’s championship reign was abruptly ended, shocking fans.

Drew McIntyre took to Twitter and uploaded a video where he explained why he didn’t just leave after winning the World Heavyweight Championship. It ultimately was his decision to stay so that he could enjoy the moment and rub it in CM Punk’s face.


”A question that’s been bothering since Mania, why didn’t you just leave Drew? This is everything I worked for, for 20 years. This was my moment, I earned it, I’m sorry I wanted to soak in every single second of it at WrestleMania, make the world title moment last an eternity. Oh to celebrate with my wife, or my fans who have been through much, or 70k fans chanting ‘you deserve it!’ Sorry for that. And then I saw Punk. I might have gotten carried away a bit, but I told him I’d rub it in his stupid face and I’m a man of a word. I was within striking distance on purpose and he didn’t raise one finger until I was distracted and assaulted me like the coward he is.”

Drew McIntyre also didn’t fail to take yet another shot at CM Punk during the same live event in Belfast. We had already reported that Drew McIntyre was working injured during WWE’s latest UK tour, so we’ll have to see how McIntyre will continue to be booked in the coming weeks.

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