Drew McIntyre has commented on his WrestleMania 36 clash with Brock Lesnar saying he was ready for Lesnar if things got real in the ring.
At WrestleMania 36 in front of no fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McIntyre fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became WWE Champion. In just under seven minutes the Scotsman was able to put away Lesnar after several Claymores.
Speaking in his new book, A Chosen Destiny, McIntyre talks about that match and how fired up his dangerous opponent was.
“Brock swaggered out to take up my challenge and I saw the manic look in his eyes. You know when Brock’s into it. You can feel it. The air bristles with electricity. He generates a forcefield of malevolent energy and he was bringing that into that ring like he was about to have a brawl in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.”
“If you could have read my mind, you’d have known I was thinking, If you pull a funny one out here, Brock, if you pull a fast one, I’ll drop you in a second. That was the stuff that was going through my head. I worked myself into such a frenzy of aggression that we could have done that match in a bar, no cameras there. I was so focused and fired up like I was going into a real fight.”
Thankfully, McIntyre didn’t have to try and take matters into his own hands and the match went off seemingly without a hitch.
To date, that is Lesnar’s last match he has competed in for WWE. McIntyre held the title for six months before losing it to Randy Orton. He would regain it once more from the Viper on Raw.
McIntyre’s second reign as champion ended at the Elimination Chamber in February 2021. The Miz cashed in his Money In The Bank contract after McIntyre had been attacked by the current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.
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