Drew McIntyre has spoken about how unique this year’s WrestleMania will be and says that every match on the card is a main event.
Last year, McIntyre was in the main event of the second night of WrestleMania 36, closing the weekend with an astonishing victory over Brock Lesnar in under five minutes to capture the WWE Championship for the first time in his career. This year, the ‘Scottish Warrior’ is set to challenge Bobby Lashley for the same championship at WrestleMania 37.
In an interview with Wrasslinews, McIntyre said that, while it is traditional for the WWE Championship match to be the Main Event, he doesn’t mind whether his match opens or closes the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.
“I would be happy opening the show or closing the show. This year’s so unique in the sense that, you know, the last match — every match at WrestleMania is a main event, let’s be realistic. If you’re on WrestleMania, you’re in a main event. When you’re fighting for the Championship, generally, it’s cool to close the show.
Whereas WrestleMania was moved to the WWE Performance Centre last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s will be the first WWE event to be held in front of a live audience in over a year. The former WWE Champion spoke on how unique the event will be because of those circumstances, and how the opening match will be just as special as the Main Event.
“This is such a unique WrestleMania, without having the fans there for an entire year, that first reaction is going to be so, so special. So that’s why I said, ‘If I finish last, if I’m in that last match, that’s phenomenal, that’s fantastic, that’s tradition. But if I’m in that opening match, to me, that’s also — it’s just as big because if you get to walk out in that first match and get the crowd full of energy, all those pent up reactions that we’ve been keeping inside for a year, that’s going to be special too, so either way, I’m happy.”
Credit to Fightful for the transcription.