WWE superstar Drew McIntyre recently spoke with Fox Sports to hype his WrestleMania 36 showdown against The Beast Brock Lesnar for the WWE championship. The Scottish Psychopath expresses how important it is to perform for fans who are home quarantining from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has shut down most of the world. That and more can be found below.
On initially being upset, but realizing the importance of performing for fans:
At first I was disappointed, angry, I couldn’t believe it was happening. Then I started looking at the bigger picture, how important it is to entertain right now.
On WWE fans being the most passionate fan-base in the world:
Over here, I couldn’t believe it when I went to other sports and people are sitting there quietly and clapping sometimes,” McIntyre added. “If a guy stands up and starts to try to get the crowd going, people kind of look at him funny. That’s what makes WWE special. There is simply no more engaged or passionate crowd anywhere, and the crowd can directly influence matches. They can help set the tone or the tempo of how things are going to go.
Fans being able to hear the more intimate moments because of no crowd at shows:
This time, the crowd will be able to hear the hits,” McIntyre said. “Usually there is so much atmosphere and noise that you can’t hear that stuff. This time will be different. We will be missing the crowd, but the audience will literally be able to feel me and Brock laying into each other. I know that he won’t hold back, and I certainly won’t be.
This year’s show being one of the most memorable:
WrestleMania is always huge but as time passes it is always on to the next thing,” he said. “Not this time. This will never be forgotten. This is the year when the world stood still. This will be remembered for the rest of time.