Bobby Lashley looks back on WrestleMania 37.
Currently, WWE is back to full-time touring following the global pandemic. However, before the official return in July, WWE held its first card in front of an audience in over a year at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida for WrestleMania 37.
The very first match to take place on WrestleMania Saturday this year was the WWE Championship match between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre, a match that was postponed for a little while due to the first-ever rain delay in WrestleMania history.
Now, in a new interview with Josh Martinez of Z100, Bobby Lashley is reflecting on wrestling in the first match back in front of an audience of any kind and how the rain delay only served to amp him up even more before going out and successfully defending the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre.
"Man, it was incredible. It was incredible for so many different reasons. When we went into it, we were in Tampa, and we find out that there's a big storm coming through. There's never any storms out there. Then, we have this big storm coming through at the time. I was so amped up. So ready, because I've wrestled for my entire life, I did amateur wrestling then went to professional wrestling, so I'm a creature of habit when it goes to like training and getting ready for something. So the preparation that I went through in order to get ready for WrestleMania. I mean, I was more than ready.
"So when we had a little bit of a delay, my heart was beating, I was like, 'Man, I'll fight somebody right here, just get a camera for it.' I mean, that's how we were. We were so anxious to get back out there again in front of the fans. Because everybody — the fans missed us, but we missed the fans just as much, if not more. So being in the first match, everybody says, you know, you want to main event WrestleMania, I think the first match was the main event. Just because that was the time after a year of being away from everybody, coming back to everyone. The first person that everyone is seeing was me coming out and out behind that curtain so it was just, it was a great, great, great time, and something that I'll always remember for the rest of my life."
Elsewhere in the interview, Bobby Lashley hyped Survivor Series and debunked the notion that you need to be on a brand for a long length of time to care about fighting for supremacy. Learn more here.
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