Drew McIntyre believes Clash at the Castle was just the start of WWE holding more major events in the UK!
Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales marked the WWE’s first stadium show in the UK in over 30 years, the last one taking place at Wembley Stadium in 1992 for that year’s SummerSlam. In the main event of the show, Drew McIntyre faced Roman Reigns in hopes of becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, but he was unable to dethrone the Tribal Chief following interference from Solo Sikoa in his main roster debut.
Speaking to Inside the Ropes’Alex McCarthy for talkWRESTLING ahead of Clash at the Castle, Drew McIntyre explained why he thought the Cardiff show should serve as a blueprint for future WWE events in the United Kingdom.
“I certainly pushed the idea of it being a more regular thing. As far as I’m concerned this is a blueprint for many future events in the UK stadium events, especially being in Cardiff I think this is a perfect phase one.
“Like you’ve seen the area you know how compact everything is. You can literally walk everywhere, walk to the pub, walk to the castle, walk to the stadium, there’s going to be a perfect phase one. The Principality has got the roof that’s so close to the pitch, keeping that noise inside, this is a perfect phase one. It’s why it’s the perfect blueprint for many more to come.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Drew McIntyre expressed his belief that titles in the WWE should be defended every 30 days and spoke about the possibility of splitting the WWE and Universal Championships into separate titles once more.
Full results from Clash at the Castle can be found here.
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