Drew McIntyre will challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE championship on night one of WrestleMania 37 this upcoming Sat., April 10, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. It’s an obvious candidate for the main event of the evening, though there has been a campaign for the Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair SmackDown women’s title match to be put in the headlining position.
For his part, McIntyre would be great with closing the show, of course, but he also wouldn’t mind opening it. As he told Wrasslinews:
“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!”
We may just be able to eat our cake and have it too, folks.
We’ll see how WWE chooses to play it in just one week.