WWE Champion Drew McIntyre continues to make the media rounds and did an interview with Sports Illustrated following his WrestleMania 36 win.
On Sunday night, McIntyre had his crowning moment when he beat Lesnar to win the WWE Title.
During the interview, he reflected on having a conversation with Lesnar during his first stint with the company. At this time, McIntyre was part of a comedy group, 3MB, along with Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater.
After doing a segment on a 2013 episode of Raw, Lesnar pulled McIntrye aside and questioned his involvement with the group.
“I remember it well,” McIntyre told SI. “Brock was not long back at that point from UFC. He pulled me aside, and he straight-up asked me, ‘Why are you involved in this?’ He was so confused, but he saw something in me and believed in me. It’s pretty crazy, all these years later, I was the guy to take the title from him at WrestleMania.”
“Brock is a man’s man,” said McIntyre. “He won’t do business with you if he thinks you’re not doing the job you should be doing. Brock is a very private person, he doesn’t like people too much, but he’s all about respect. To have earned his respect means a lot.”