Drew McIntyre was supposed to get his star-defining moment at WrestleMania in less than two weeks time in-front of over 70,000 people.
It may happen one day, but it won’t be on April 5 as originally planned.
If he is to win his first world championship in WWE this year at WrestleMania, it’s going to be in-front of zero fans, and it will somewhat dampen McIntyre’s potential moment slightly.
The main event of Mania will pit The Scottish Psychopath against Brock Lesnar in a singles match for the first time ever, and it comes just months after McIntyre sent the WWE Champion flying in the Royal Rumble.
And whilst many people have spoke ill of Lesnar due to him being a part-timer and holding the titles hostage, McIntyre could only praise The Beast Incarnate for what he’s done for his own career since he’s been working with him.
“He’s the man, McIntyre told talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy about Lesnar.
“In my experience, Brock has gone above and beyond to ensure I look as good as I can possibly look.
“I’m still trying to get over the fact that a few weeks ago that they pointed out that Ricochet gave me the assist at the Rumble, they ran me down on the microphone a little bit.
“Generally, Paul Heyman builds them up to sell the opponent for Brock’s match, but it was the opposite this time. Paul ran me down, almost like ‘wait a minute, are we worried about this guy?’
“Then I walked out, looked Brock in the eye and dropped him three times. And, I’m sure you probably noticed, one of those kicks wasn’t necessarily planned!
“He went out of his way – he felt the crowd because that’s how good he is and I’m a professional.
“There were no physical cues so we just kept going. And I was like, ‘Wow, this guy is unbelievable’ and I’m glad I’m at a level where I can read him at the same time.
We’re working together here and he’s more than willing to go overboard to make me look as good as possible and make me.
There was also a moment in that particular segment where Lesnar clearly told McIntyre to hold up his WWE Title, and whilst many assumed Drew forgot his cue, that wasn’t the case at all.
I was so into it! But I didn’t forget that, he [Brock] felt that in the moment and said ‘do it!’,” McIntyre admitted.
“The camera just picked it up, but that’s how much he’s invested in this. He made that call because he felt the crowd. Nobody one, sells like Brock Lesnar and two, feels a crowd like Brock Lesnar.
“In my experience of anyone I’ve been in the ring with – and even talking with him backstage – in terms of learning it’s like wow… this guy gets it more than anybody I’ve ever spoken to”
Dean Ambrose and others may have had their say on Lesnar, but Brock has proven that when he’s motivated, there’s no-one better in WWE than him.
And even though it won’t be in-front of a crowd, McIntyre v Lesnar on either April 4 or 5 should be something to savour.
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