Drew McIntyre: To Earn Brock Lesnar’s Respect ‘Means A Lot’
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Drew McIntyre recently spoke with Sports Illustrated about his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36. In the interview, McIntyre also touched on becoming the newest WWE Champion, and much more.
Check out some of the highlights below:
On earning Brock Lesnar’s respect:
Brock is a man’s man, He won’t do business with you if he thinks you’re not doing the job you should be doing. Brock is a very private person, he doesn’t like people too much, but he’s all about respect. To have earned his respect means a lot.
On winning the WWE Championship:
It’s been an incredible journey to get to the top and get the title, but this is when the hard work starts, WWE is still bringing original content. Our wrestlers and our crew behind the scenes worked so hard to make sure our fans were entertained during WrestleMania. We’re still bringing smiles to people’s faces. That’s fun during the easy times, but I’m going to make sure WWE is represented in the right way right now. It’s a tough time in the world and everyone is affected, so this is where I’ll step up and work even harder.
On bringing WrestleMania to the world despite the empty crowd:
I wanted to bring WrestleMania to the world during an especially difficult time. I went into that match with Brock exactly as I would have had there been 80,000 people. I looked into Brock’s eyes, which is pretty intimidating, and I treated the match with the same intensity. When I was presented the title, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it was in my hands. I couldn’t believe Brock Lesnar was just lying there. It was a moment to remember, and that was a moment for everyone.