WWE superstar Drew McIntyre was the latest guest on the NotSam Wrestling podcast to discuss this year's WrestleMania 37 pay per view, where the Scottish Psychopath came up short in his WWE title matchup against current champion Bobby Lashley. McIntyre discusses the rain delay from night one, and how he loved the spur of the moment promos that the talent was forced to do to kill time. Highlights are below.
On finding out the show would be delayed:
Everyone is passing me and I'm hearing we might be delayed. Everyone is passing me, giving me fist bumps and high fives, 'you got this!' and they don't know we're about to get delayed, but I do. Bobby doesn't know either, so I'm the only one aware. Finally, everyone is passed and I'm like, 'What the F is going on?' Sure enough, we're delayed. The staff is instantly like, 'What do we do?' We start getting plans together to buy time live on WrestleMania. Someone grabbed me and was like, 'Drew, we need you right now.' We're walking, I'm not sure what is going on and then I see Lashley and MVP talking. 'Go crash that.' It hadn't even crossed my mind that we're live on WrestleMania. We're in there and I'm in the moment, Lashley was in the moment.
Says he loved how real the moment felt:
I watched that 40 minutes back and I enjoyed how real it felt. We can do a little more of that on the show, just going with what feels right and speaking from the heart. I really had to watch my swearing, but I enjoyed it. Not swearing was probably the hardest part. I remember poor Sarah [Schreiber] was panicking, she did a great job and was very professional, but on the spot people were worried. I was not worried whatsoever. I was instantly like, 'turn this way.' We used to do promo class back in the day with Vince and sometimes he would do stuff on the show and change the finish just to see how they would react, I think it'd be cool if he brought that back.
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)