WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has spoken about the hellish fall he underwent at WWE Hell in a Cell, calling it the worst of his entire career.
At the culmination of the WWE Championship Match with Randy Orton, both men fought tooth and nail on the side of the structure. Getting the better of the champion, ‘The Viper’ caused him to lose his grip and tumble the depths through the announce table.
Moments later, Orton hit the RKO and pinned the Scot to capture the strap.
Now, the king of claymore country has spoke to WWE’s The Bump about the match and the moment which caused him more pain than any other bump in his career:
“It really, really, really sucked. It was easily the worst fall of my entire career. For some reason, I thought that table was going to break my fall, but it didn’t.”
Though Drew lost his gold, he would retain it weeks later on Monday Night Raw and will now defend it against AJ Styles at WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs in a TLC Match on December 2o.
For Drew, who grew up alongside the likes of Styles in the industry, this bout is a dream come true and something he’s been waiting for, for years:
“I’ve wanted this match since I was 16-years-old. We were like passing ships in the night – we kept missing each other. We tried to make the match back then at other independent promotions, but it never happened. When I was in NXT, he was on SmackDown. I moved to Raw, and he finally moved over to the same brand.
Finally, the match is about to happen, and then he runs to SmackDown. I feel like, ‘Oh, AJ is ducking me; this match is never going to happen.’ Then he returns to Raw and brings with him an eight-foot-tall bodyguard. I was a little bit concerned. I don’t care if he’s at TLC. Perhaps, it gives him the advantage. I don’t care if the odds are against me; I always find a way to overcome. But this match is going to be phenomenal!”
AJ Styles earned the right to challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship by beating Keith Lee and Riddle in a Sudden Death Triple Threat Match.
The three men were teammates at WWE Survivor Series on November 22. A chance at the top prize on the red brand was their reward for an impressive clean sweep.
Credit for the interview: WWE’s The Bump
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.