Drew McIntyre Reflects On COVID Lockdown To Clash At The Castle

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A major WWE event in the United Kingdom is something Drew McIntyre has clamoured for – now that it’s happening, he doesn’t have much to talk about!

WWE Clash At The Castle is now just one sleep away, scheduled for Saturday, 3 September from Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Headlining the evening will be Drew McIntyre challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship – an apt encounter, given McIntyre’s desire for such an event.

Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh, Drew joyfully claimed that he’ll need to find “new things” to talk about, having helped finally make a United Kingdom stadium card official:

“No, I’m just going to have to find new things to talk about now, because I was so adamant of making it happen. Yeah, I mean, I’ve got goals in my head. And I really need to start, you know, going out there and willing them to happen because like what happened with this one. So what I’m saying is I need a cut of the gate because I talked about it so much and it’s happening.

But it’s amazing that this actually happened. It is wild that we were having that press conference in London and I jumped to Scotland, told you got to fly back, things are not looking too good. Made everybody go and film the BT Sport advert at like six in the morning because I had to leave a lot earlier, and we got it done. I was in my underpants, the freezing cold highlands with hailstones, but we got it done.

And they did another amazing advert just there with the wife and I for this show, but just looking at the past two years, everything that’s happened, it’s been wild. Drew McIntyre has missed out on a few big moments with the live fans, and that’s how we make top superstars in WWE is collecting those top moments. And, you know, tomorrow, I can’t think of a better moment to really elevate McIntyre to that next level than having that moment like Clash At The Castle.”

Drew McIntyre has gone on record previously, stating his desire to see WWE promote another show on the level of SummerSlam 1992. A number of UK pay-per-views have since happened, such as the Insurrextion and Rebellion series’, but they’ve all been minor cards in comparison.

He’s been a stalwart of WWE’s main event scene since winning the 2020 men’s Royal Rumble match, securing his first WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar in an empty WWE Performance Center. What was due to be a monumental moment for McIntyre was instead reduced to a passing moment in his career.

The match vs. Roman Reigns will mark Drew’s first one-on-one singles pay-per-view encounter since the 2021 Hell In A Cell card, where he faced Bobby Lashley.

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