Drew McIntyre Speaks On The Possibility Of Opening Wrestlemania
Wrestlemania 37 is one week away, the first time a large-scale crowd is back in attendance for a WWE event.
Bobby Lashley will defend his WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre on the first night of the event.
Drew McIntyre spoke with WrasslinNews about the possibility of opening the show, and why he feels it’s just as important as being put in the final slot at the event.
Due to a large number of fans being back for the first time in over a year, McIntyre feels the initial ‘pop’ he can get from the crowd in the opening match would be just as special.
“I mean, I would be happy opening the show or closing the show. This year is so unique in the sense that the last match — every match at WrestleMania is a main event. Let’s be realistic, if you’re on WrestleMania, you’re in a main event, but when you’re fighting for the championship, generally it’s cool to close the show. This is such a unique WrestleMania, without having the fans there for an entire year, that first reaction is gonna be so, so special. So that’s why I said if I finish last, the last match — that’s phenomenal! That’s fantastic! That’s tradition! But if I’m in the opening match, to me that’s also just as big because if you get to walk out in that first match and get the crowd full of energy and all those pent up reactions that we’ve been keeping inside for a year, that’s gonna be special too. So, either way I’m happy!”
WWE Wrestlemania 37 will take place on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. The event will be held inside Raymond James Stadium and air live on pay-per-view, Peacock, and WWE Network (International).
Special thanks to CageSideSeats for the transcription.