Drew McIntyre talks about his spontaneous matchup against Big Show after WrestleMania 36 went off the air.
For only the second time in history, the WWE Championship was defended in an impromptu match following all of these scheduled matches at WrestleMania. Drew McIntyre was able to successfully defeat The Big Show to retain the WWE Championship just moments after defeating Brock Lesnar to capture the championship.
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Drew McIntyre was able to reflect on what that meant to him and how supportive Big Show has been of his title reign.
“I think he has come out publicly and kind of spoke about the things that he told me. You know, he is somebody that has watched me grow up since I came to America when I was barely turning 22. He is very proud of what I have achieved during my first run. He watched me from outside the company and is very proud to where I got to today as a performer and as a man. ”
He continued, “Like, he said himself, I wanted to test you out there (in the ring). So there was a couple of times out there, you know he did genuinely tried to test me. Like, he could see with his eyes, he knew I was ready for the opportunity to be WWE Champion, but when he felt it, he actually said the words you have the potential to become one of the greatest champions of all time, which meant the world to me, because he is been in (the ring) with the greatest of all time.”
To read Big Show’s thoughts on Drew McIntyre, click here.