With a World Title shot on the horizon, Drew McIntyre is reflecting on his first time winning the WWE Title.
At WWE Crown Jewel on November 4th, Seth “Freakin” Rollins will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against a former two-time WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. For the first time in about three years, Drew could be a World Champion again in WWE.
While McIntyre’s legacy is secure as a former WWE Champion, he’s also the most unique WWE Champion in company history since both of his wins took place in front of no fans. That first title win at WrestleMania 36 was at the Performance Center and the second title win was at the Thunderdome in Orlando in November 2020.
WrestleMania 36 was supposed to be Drew’s breakout moment. After all, he won the 2020 Royal Rumble after eliminating Brock Lesnar in the match and then he would go on to WrestleMania 36 to face Lesnar. However, COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic in March 2020, which shut down the world and made everybody stay at home. However, WWE continued to roll on by doing shows at their Performance Center before they came up with the Thunderdome idea.
Drew McIntyre beat Brock Lesnar clean in under five minutes to become the WWE Champion. Instead of a classic WrestleMania moment where he got to hold the WWE Title in the air in front of 70,000 screaming fans, Drew McIntyre posed on a turnbuckle in front of a few WWE staff members.
That WrestleMania moment gave fans an intimate look at Drew McIntyre
In a recent interview with Mike Jones, Drew McIntyre talked about what that moment was like.
“There’s no comparison when it comes to adrenaline when you’re having 14,000 going crazy [when] main eventing WrestleMania, beat Brock Lesnar, 1-2-3 in silence.”
As he continued, Drew spoke about how perhaps there was something good about it because fans at home got to watch and focus on how Drew reacted to his huge title win.
“You’d see that moment only if you were like my wife in a hotel room and I was calmed down and I’d gone into a hotel room, the adrenaline had came down, I was sitting there looking at the title and that was kind of what we captured at WrestleMania was that private, silent moment.”