It has recently been revealed that the bizarre ending segment at WWE’s Clash At The Castle involving Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury was never supposed to air.
Drew McIntyre challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Clash At The Castle in Cardiff, Wales. This was WWE’s first major stadium event in the United Kingdom since SummerSlam 1992.
McIntyre ultimately came up short in the match after interference from a debuting Solo Sikoa distracted the Scotsman and allowed Reigns to pick up the cheap victory.
So how did McIntyre react to being cheated out of the ultimate prize in WWE in front of a stadium full of his fans? Well, he had a sing-along with Tyson Fury of course.
Following the match, Tyson Fury grabbed a microphone and got in the ring to sing a rendition of ‘American Pie’ with the Scot, which left the fans in attendance and viewers at home thoroughly confused.
The entire post-match segment felt like something the viewers at home were not supposed to see and was simply a dark segment to send the crowd home happy. According to Freddie Prinze Jr., that’s exactly what the moment was meant to be.
Speaking on his ‘Wrestling With Freddie’ podcast, Prinze Jr. revealed that the only reason the singalong segment made it onto air was because somebody forgot to cut the feed:
“The end of the match was weird because they forgot to say cut. I know this for a fact. I asked a couple of people. They left the feed running and all of a sudden Drew McIntyre was feeling good, Tyson Fury came out to the ring, and they sang ‘Sweet Caroline’ after a loss. It was so weird.”
While many fans were disappointed to see Drew lose at Clash At The Castle, WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair recently explained why he thinks McIntyre’s loss was the right decision.
H/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.