Drew McIntyre Unsure If WWE Resumes A ‘Normal’ Touring Schedule, But He’s Excited To Hit The Road Again
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Drew McIntyre spoke with Jon Alba of Central Florida’s Spectrum Sports 360 and the Living The Gimmick podcast about his year as WWE Champion and the lack of crowds during his reign, including having his WrestleMania moment “taken away” due to COVID-19.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t angry, disappointed when I found out after 19 years of hard work and so many ups but a lot, a lot of downs to get to that point that it wasn’t going to be in front of 70,000 people at Raymond James Stadium. My family coming from Scotland weren’t going to be there. My wife wasn’t going to be there,” McIntyre said, “such a part of my journey, it was going to be in front of nobody. It wasn’t until I realized the gravity of the COVID situation and that we were going to be the only original content in the world essentially at that point. And then I thought, ‘wow, it would be pretty selfish Drew that you’ve got a huge opportunity to really make a difference in the world.’”
McIntyre went on to talk about the potential of WWE resuming touring this year, and stressed the importance of people getting vaccinated so that it becomes a reality sooner than later.
“I’m excited about tours, that’s a big thing for me. Like, I have not seen my family for a year over in the U.K. I’ve won the WWE Championship twice, first British Champion. I haven’t got to raise it in front of fans in the U.K. as of yet. So yeah, every time I just sit here and think to myself there’s going to be fans [at WrestleMania], I just can’t wrap my head around it. And when we get to travel again across America, across the world, I am very excited about it. I don’t know if it will go back to the way we were, four days a week, I can’t say that 100%,” McIntyre said, “but I do know that fans are just chomping at the bit to see us live. And like I say, just everybody does their part, everyone gets their vaccination, we’re going to be traveling. We’re going to see all the fans in person. And I miss that face to face interaction with everybody.”
The full interview is available now for LTG Patreon subscribers and will be released publicly on Tuesday.
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