Drew McIntyre has opened up about how he convinced WWE to bring back his popular ‘Broken Dreams’ theme song for Clash At The Castle.
While the main event at WWE Clash At The Castle might not have ended how he would have liked, Drew McIntyre’s night began in spectacular style.
After months of speculation, the Scottish star was finally played to the ring, kind of, by his old ‘Broken Dreams’ theme song. The track has become something of a cult favourite among fans, and was used by the former WWE Champion back in his first run with the company.
On the night, the song was used in an introduction package before McIntyre’s current theme kicked in and he made his way to the ring.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani in the aftermath of the event, the star explained how he convinced Triple H and Kevin Dunn to incorporate the song. McIntyre went on to praise WWE’s production team who created the entrance package which he admits almost brought him to tears.
“I’ve been pushing it [for] a very long time. I didn’t think it finally bite, but I had a conversation with Hunter [Triple H], I had a conversation with Kevin Dunn, and tried to explain, you know, like I think this is the time. The crowd we’re gonna have is a knowledgeable crowd, they know my history, it’s very much a full-circle moment for me, and I feel that’s very much part of my story, and I knew it would get the pop from the live crowd.
I knew people online would get a kick out of it, but for me, hearing that, it would remind me of how far I’ve come. Our production team put together the best videos, Adam, Ben, and the gang in the studio, just the best work imaginable. I saw that and again, the goose-bumps were going crazy, trying to hold the tears back. I was so laser-focused, I was like, what is going on here right now?”
McIntyre added that while he was disappointed not to win, he could still appreciate the huge moment that he was part of by competing in the main event in front of his home crowd.
“I dreamed of this the past few years, I talked about it the past few years. It’s here, I’m in this match. My goodness, look at this video, look at this crowd and my entrance, and look at the way they reacted when Roman came out and look at the ups and downs through the match. That’s what it’s about in our industry is emotion, making people feel something on a deep, deep level, and they really thought I had it. That’s where I’m very disappointed that I wasn’t able to pull off the big one, but we’ll get there,”
Looking ahead, McIntyre didn’t rule out using ‘Broken Dreams’ again in the future, before discussing his rivalry with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
“I feel like when it’s appropriate, its gonna pop up. It is a little slower, but some of the lyrics in there feel very appropriate to my journey and what I intend to do with Roman. He’s always been my Kryptonite, he’s always found a way around Drew McIntyre, be it back in the day when I first came back, he always had my number by himself.
When I found my true self, he found his true self. Turns out his true self is listening to a bunch of yes men and letting his head get big. When he comes against a legitimate challenger like a Drew McIntyre or a Brock Lesnar, he throws everything and the kitchen sink or new family members at them so he can keep hold of those titles. But it can’t last forever,”
With the match closing in on it’s finale, McIntyre appeared to be within touching distance before the newest member of The Bloodline, Solo Sikoa intervened.
After the match, Drew McIntyre enjoyed a moment in the ring with Tyson Fury where they sang to the crowd. Despite this, McIntyre said that he still hopes to fight the undefeated boxing star in a WWE ring.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.