Drew McIntyre discusses winning the WWE title without fans



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Drew McIntyre discusses winning the WWE title without fans

In his WWE career, Drew McIntyre has once won the WWE Championship, once the Intercontinental Championship, twice the Raw Tag Team Championship (once with Cody Rhodes, when the title was known as the WWE Tag Team Championship, and once with Dolph Ziggler) and the 2020 edition of the Royal Rumble match; when he fought in the NXT development territory, he once held the NXT Championship; he is also the 31st Triple Crown Champion.

In TNA, however, he once conquered the World Heavyweight Championship and once the Grand Championship, in addition to the 2016 edition of the Feast or Fired. Galloway returned to WWE in April 2017 and joined the developmental brand NXT, where he won the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, becoming the first man to win the championship in his TakeOver in-ring debut and the first WWE wrestler to hold it after having previously won a championship on the main roster.

Upon returning to WWE's main roster in 2018, he won the Raw Tag Team Championship with Dolph Ziggler, became the winner of the 2020 men's Royal Rumble match, and defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, while also becoming the thirty-first Triple Crown champion in the process.

He is also the first Scottish and first UK-born wrestler to hold a world championship in WWE.

Drew McIntyre on winning the WWE title without fans

Speaking with Joe.co.uk, Drew McIntyre discussed winning the title without fans: “It was the opposite of winning the Royal Rumble, because 40,000 people were screaming when I won the Rumble, adrenaline is through the roof, you’re overwhelmed, my legs didn’t work anymore.

WrestleMania, obviously, there’s nobody there. One, two, three and I’m being passed the Heavyweight Title, my life’s work, and there’s nobody making a sound… It was just a private moment, it felt like.

I was looking at it because nobody’s making any noise, I was just in my own head. ‘Oh my goodness, it’s happened. I’m playing a montage of my whole life and career, all the people that sacrificed to get me here to where I’m at – my family, my wife.

And being gone all the time, and all the hard work that I put in, and all the injuries. And my goodness, I’m champion. And that was literally all going through my head, and then I clipped to reality, saw Brock Lesnar’s prone body beside me and went, ‘Oh yeah, you just beat Brock in the main event at WrestleMania. Oh yeah, there’s millions of people around the world watching right now" - Drew McIntyre explained.