Drew McIntyre Talks Watching His WWE Title Win From Home
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For the first time in history, WrestleMania was pre-recorded. This meant that, for the first time in history, WWE Superstars could watch their WrestleMania moments as they aired live to the rest of the world.
For Drew McIntyre, this allowed him to watch the culmination of his life’s journey along with the rest of the audience. Drew has always been open about being a wrestling fan at heart and now, speaking with TV Insider, he is describing this out-of-body experience.
“I just wanted to show the real emotion at the time because it was how I was really feeling,” Drew began. “I wanted to thank everyone for standing by me on this whole journey. I wanted to thank everyone for choosing WWE during these difficult times. That was the kind of moment that wouldn’t have happened at any other WrestleMania. Nobody will forget this WrestleMania when the world stood still and the fact we brought so much joy to people. That’s what means the most.”
He continued, “I definitely couldn’t when I was younger, but I’ve developed this ability to store things off in the corner of my brain and forget about them. I’m very good about doing that with negativity. If I don’t want to think about something, I can store it off in a corner. The fact it happened I thought, ‘OK, it’s done. It goes off in the corner.’ Also, nothing happens until it happens like in any part of entertainment. Every interview I did after that I probably sounded genuine talking about the match like it was coming up because that is how I felt. The title was living in a room, and I wasn’t allowed to look at it. It wasn’t official. That’s how I treat everything. I was watching it happen like everyone else on the couch. It was surreal, an out-of-body experience. I felt the same emotions watching the match. I was reacting to all the F5’s and Claymore kicks. My wife had to move, afraid she would catch an elbow. Seeing the social media outpouring was nothing like I had ever seen. Then I heard the social media interactions were 13.8 million. To see those numbers and to hear so many watched, this meant more than my potential moment in front of 80,000 people.”
You can read the full interview at this link.