Ric Flair has given his thoughts on Drew McIntyre’s loss at Clash at the Castle and why that might be best for business moving forward.
Fans and stars alike were surprised when Drew McIntyre didn’t leave Clash at the Castle victorious. The Scottish Warrior seemed destined to triumph in front of his home crowd in the United Kingdom but it was Roman Reigns who picked up the win thanks to a little help from the newest member of The Bloodline, Solo Sikoa.
One man who believes it was the right decision for Romain Reigns to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship is Ric Flair. Though Flair doesn’t think McIntyre is undeserving of the title, the WWE Hall of Famer is in favour of The Tribal Chief remaining on top.
On the latest edition of his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair was asked by co-host and son-in-law Conrad Thompson if he was surprised that Drew didn’t get his hand raised in Cardiff :
“It’s not that Drew didn’t deserve to win but if you’re gonna get eventually if that’s the plan, which we all hope it is and I’m sure the company hopes it is. I’m assuming the company, never hope or assume anything, but if the plan is The Rock and Roman I just think the words ‘Heavyweight Championship’ are very important in that match.”
Rumours of The Rock coming back for one more match to face Reigns have circulated for several years and with WrestleMania 39 being marketed as ‘WrestleMania Hollywood’, fans have begun to believe it’s now or never.
“And I think taking the belt off Roman and taking nothing away from Drew, Drew could very easily carry it and be a good champion as well. But the big match for the company, maybe one of the biggest of all time, obviously is Rock, if he elects to do that and Roman. So the way they did it didn’t hurt Drew at all. And Drew, you know, he’s always gonna be great.”
WWE Clash at the Castle in Cardiff marked the WWE’s first stadium show in the UK in over 30 years since Summerslam 1992 took place at Wembley.
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