Drew McIntyre has given his thoughts on potentially winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 in front of an empty arena.
McIntyre will be facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 36, an event that is already historic and unique.
This weekend, and for the first time in WWE history, WrestleMania will take place over the duration of two nights, and it will also take place inside an empty arena due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
For an event that has always been considered WWE’s Super Bowl, this year’s Showcase of Immortals will certainly have a different feel to it since no fans will be there to create the atmosphere the event has had in the past.
Speaking to Newsweek, McIntyre reflected on possibly winning the WWE title at WrestleMania 36 inside of an empty arena and how it could make him feel.
The Scottish Psychopath said: “I've been thinking about this. It came to me as I was talking in a prior interview. After cooling off and putting the stamp on an 18-year career, becoming WWE Champion, the first British WWE Champion. How is it going to be sitting in that ring, potentially, by myself with the title?
“And the way I described it earlier was, you have your moment with the crowd, adrenaline is pumping high, you go to the back, everyone is there. You go to the locker room, everyone is there.
“You get congratulations and eventually everyone leaves and you're going to come down and after I'm last, I'm the last one to leave the locker room. And when I finally get to that hotel room and you're with your significant other, in my case my wife, and finally once you're alone, that's when the real emotions come out.
“And I can imagine this particular situation being something like that. Like you get a peek at you when you're away from the public. I'm not the most emotional person in the world, but after winning the Royal Rumble I got emotional because it was such a huge moment for me. And I get a flash of everything I've been through to this stage.
“But this time, in the ring by myself, you're really going to get a glimpse of what happens when we get back to the hotel. And the hotel room closes and you're staring at the title and I know a lot of other people are going to be worried about their entrance and how they react afterwards, celebrating, etc, but that's what I would say.
“Do what you always do, relax, be in the moment and the cameras are going to pick everything up, so just pretend you're in that hotel room afterwards and just let the world in, and whatever real emotion comes out, comes out.”
McIntyre is widely tipped to beat Lesnar and win the WWE title at WrestleMania, and it’s going to be odd to watch that bit of WWE history happen inside an empty arena.
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