Drew McIntyre recently took part in a Q&A session with WWE UK. He was asked why the fans need to tune in for WrestleMania 36, and his answer was quite simple. There are plenty of big matches at this year’s Show of Shows. He also wants the fans to tune in and send some positive energy his way to help take down The Beast.
“We’ve got some big matches… Roman Reigns is fighting Goldberg for the Universal Title and that’s very exciting. Edge has returned after 9 years and is in a personal bitter rivalry with Randy Orton and that’s a very big deal… But, more importantly, Drew McIntyre is finally at the pinnacle of his 19 year quest for the WWE Championship. All I have to do is beat Brock Lesnar. I’m going to need as many people as possible watching and sending out positive energy to take down The Beast. It’s going to be a huge night, I hope everybody can tune-in, and I really hope that it gives everybody a few hours of entertainment over the 4thand 5th of April.”
Why winning Royal Rumble this year was extra special?
The Savage Scotsman stunned the world by winning 2020 WWE Royal Rumble. He eliminated WWE Champion Brock Lesnar which got the second biggest pop of the night. He revealed that eliminating Roman Reigns in the end to win the match was also huge.
“Not only did I eliminate Brock Lesnar when he was peak ‘Beast Brock Lesnar’, running rough shot over everybody, it’s that I actually went ahead and won the Royal Rumble by eliminating my last year’s rival, Roman Reigns… It’s just crazy to think of the journey I have been on…knowing how much work has been put in over the past 6 years… I’m going into WrestleMania in the main event to fight Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title.”
Moreover, Drew discussed the possibility of becoming the first-ever Scottish and British WWE Champion.
“I don’t think there are quite the words for it. I had visions for how it would go in that stadium but, right now, looking at the bigger picture, the fact that I’ve got the opportunity to fight for the WWE Title, after an 18 year journey, against Brock Lesnar, in the main event at WrestleMania…
The #1 contender for WWE title also talked about how the situation could provide a much-needed escape for everyone.
“This can be a moment of escape for everybody. Finally, after 19 years, becoming the first British Champion, hopefully will make people feel something on a deeper level and that is very important to me too.”
How important is entertainment as a form of escapism, now more than ever?
The 2020 Royal Rumble winner revealed why it’s important for WWE to keep going amidst coronavirus pandemic.
“Whatever entertainment gets your mind off things or keeps you occupied is very essential right now. Everybody needs to lay low for a little while, and whatever keeps you entertained within your house is absolutely essential. That’s why right now, with WWE, I’m so proud that we’re doing what we can to provide everybody with some unique content, some unique entertainment to take their mind off things.”
“We will do what we can, for as long as we can, to take people’s mind off things, but maybe even learn the guitar. Maybe it’s WWE, maybe you’re reading that book you never quite got finished last year – stick at it right now because it’s for the good of everybody.”
What fans should watch on WWE Network?
Drew recommended three classic things to watch on WWE Network while being at home.
“I would recommend Bret Hart vs Stone Cold Steve Austin, WrestleMania 13 for starters. What else? Monday Night Wars, there is a documentary actually, specifically on the Monday Night Wars, I would recommend that. And while you watch the documentary on Monday Night Wars, you get inspired to start checking out old RAWs and old Nitros about that time. And watch the crowds and the signs in the crowd how wild it was. That’s always pretty fun. The Stone Cold’s interviews he has been doing recently, they are so good. The Broken Skull sessions.”