WWE started doing cinematic matches last year as a way to do something different as they don’t have fans in attendance for their shows.
Some fans have wanted to see WWE Champion Drew McIntyre compete in this, but the top Raw star made it known in an interview with SportsKeeda that he doesn’t think WWE’s top prize should be featured in these matches.
“I’m WWE Champion and I think, in fact I know, that the way I’ve been building the title, it’s about the honor and respect and about wrestling,” said McIntyre. “And there’s room on the show for everything, a little bit of something for everybody…. It’d be boring if everybody was the same.
“And The Fiend’s unique character is so incredible, so out there, but that’s not something I think I want to mix the WWE title with. That’s for that portion of the audience, and for me as a fan, to watch and be blown away by the spectacle. But it comes to the WWE Championship, I expect it to be in a wrestling match. You know, man on man, fighting over the title for respect and honor and that’s what I’m all about, that’s how I’ve tried represent the title, and that’s how I think it should be represented. Not in a comedic match, not in outlandish fashion, but a realistic wrestling environment.”