When it was decided that WrestleMania 36 would continue without a live crowd, due to restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was some doubt it could be good without crowd reactions.
Current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was a guest on Lillian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast recently and he told Garcia that he hadn’t been happy when he was told his WrestleMania moment would have no audience.
“When I found out about it, I was obviously upset,” said McIntyre.
“I worked so hard to get this moment and it’s all happening the way I imagined then it’s not going to happen the way I imagined and I couldn’t believe it,” he recalled.
Though his initial reaction was one of anger and to be upset, he quickly recognized the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and started looking at the fact that he would still be wrestling Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania as a way to help out.
“I started watching the news and realized what was going on and the WWE was pushing forward with WrestleMania and give everybody and escape,” said McIntyre.
“The fact that I was going to fight Brock in the main event, that was bigger than my selfish reasons and I started thinking this was a positive. We are going to give everybody an escape. I can give them a happy ending if they are invested in my story and finally get that happy ending at WrestleMania,” he added.
If you’d like to hear more of McIntyre’s thoughts on WrestleMania and his career leading up to it, you can check out the full interview here: