It was at WrestleMania 36 that Drew McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship for the first time. Since April of 2020 until May/June of 2021, McIntyre has been involved or around the WWE Title scene.
He competed in the men’s Money In The Bank Ladder match and was removed from the bout by Jinder Mahal, Shanky and Veer who he had a few exchanges with on TV in the weeks prior.
McIntyre guest appeared on episode 195 of The A Show on RNC RADIO and stated that he understands why fans feel he’s been in the title picture too often. McIntyre is of the mindset that fans are not upset with him or thinks he’s doing a bad job. He feels they just want someone new or a fresh face in that title picture for a while.
I think it’s gonna be interesting. The thing about my run is I lost a lot of those big moments with the live fans getting behind me and obviously from before Royal Rumble when I won in 2020 right up to Mania, I was getting the loudest reactions and Mania would have been incredible and I would have had those significant months of significant moments which I missed out on and like we talked about, I have been in and around the WWE Title since January 2020 which is completely insane in today’s day and age and understandably, people can say, okay — I don’t think they’ve ever said, ‘You know what? Drew’s terrible at his job, screw him. We want someone else.’ They’re like, ‘Okay, we like Drew, but we’ve seen him a lot in this situation. Let’s try him over here for a second and let’s see if someone else can step up’ which I’m all about and the trust is — obviously that’s our vocal minority and I’m the biggest wrestling fan ever. I still think like an internet fan if you like at times but also I think about the bigger picture and it’s gonna be interesting to have the live crowds, how they respond to certain talents and I don’t mind either way. All I care about is if people care enough to react, if they cheer, if they boo. As long as there’s not silence or indifference.
There is a stipulation in place that McIntyre cannot challenge for the WWE Championship while Bobby Lashley is champion. Lashley defeated Kofi Kingston at Money In The Bank to retain the title.
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