In a new interview with Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has revealed that he hopes that The Undertaker isn’t quite ready to hang up his boots just yet. And that if “The Deadman” is to have one more match, he wants to be the man standing across the ring from him.
The two first crossed paths in the ring back in 2010, but it’s a match McIntyre doesn’t reflect on too fondly describing it as looking “ridiculous.” But when he stood face to face with Undertaker at Extreme Rules in 2019, it was a different story.
“I wanted to show him how far I’d come since that kid that used to harass him for advice all the time, that wasn’t quite figuring it out… We went face to face in that first match, when I was a kid, and it looked like a boy standing in front of a man. Like it looked ridiculous, it didn’t look believable. But when I went face to face with him in that tag match, where that was a full grown man that finally showed back up to go face to face with The Undertaker, the crowd recognized it and they started rumbling. And I thought, man, we’ve got to have this match.”
While McIntyre accepts that The Undertaker deserves “every special thing you can possibly give him” he still harbours hope that he might one day get to take on “The Phenom” one on one.
“Selfishly, as much as he deserves this farewell, I’m hoping… that there is still something in there, at least for one more match. Be it cinematic or whatever, or he just feels it and he feels physically good and says ‘I want to fight Drew’, and he calls me… or like he said in The Last Ride Documentary, if Vince calls, you know he’ll be a good soldier and come running. I’ll harass Vince every day, like call him, call him, call him, call him. Selfishly I want that match, but he deserves to do whatever he wants after his career.”
The Undertaker is set to appear at Survivor Series to bid his “Final Farewell” but that hasn’t stopped him talking about dream matches with The Fiend. While Drew McIntyre has his sights set firmly on Roman Reigns and their blockbuster champion vs champion clash on the same card.
As rumours continue to swirl that Taker might not be completely done, a potential match up against the current WWE Champion remains a tantalising if unlikely prospect.