Drew McIntyre has opened up about his feud with Sheamus, explaining a frustration he had with the way the story was told.
At Fastlane, Drew McIntyre defeated Sheamus in a No Holds Barred match to end their feud. McIntyre has noted that he wishes the duo had the opportunity to tell the story they wanted to tell.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, McIntyre explained that Sheamus has always been there for him. Thankful that they were able to work together, McIntyre pointed out how fast life in WWE is.
Stating that he wishes the rivalry was given more TV time, McIntyre remains optimistic that he will have another program with Sheamus in the future.
Here is the full quote:
“I’ve known Sheamus forever. He’s my oldest friend in wrestling. I met him when I was 19 and he was only about 42 at the time (laughs). It was very clear from the beginning that we had similar goals and weren’t just content. We were going to be the guys who go to WWE. We started helping each other any way we could. I was a lot smaller at the time and he was the biggest guy in Europe. He helped me work out and how to train and diet right. I was a lot more experienced in wrestling so I’d help him in-ring.
“We started working together in Europe, wherever we could get our reps in. Eventually, we got signed together, came to America together, ended up in FCW together and still chasing the dream. The night I won the Intercontinental Title, he won the World Title. We were both sitting there like, ‘What is going on with life?’ He was there for the good times and bad times. I wouldn’t get through a lot of them without him being there for me. He’s always been such a big brother for me. To come back to the company and get that moment with the title and him being there. Finally, after 20 years, we got a chance to put our story on television. We wish we had more time to tell the story that we would’ve liked to tell, but things move so fast and we got the opportunity to tell it anyway and we were grateful for that. We knew through our work we’d catch people’s attention.
“No one is going to be more physical than Drew McIntyre and Sheamus. We got to have fun together in the ring. The best part was before the pay-per-view match, they played that video detailing our history. Both of us saw it before the match and it was pretty emotional right before we walked to the ring. We said right before, ‘We’ll say sorry after.’ We beat the living hell out of each other, said sorry after, laughed about it, and we’re excited to do something together again.”
After Sheamus and McIntyre’s Fastlane showdown, footage of Sheamus and Cesaro’s emotional backstage encounter aired on the WWE Network and Peacock.
Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash. It was recently reported that Strowman was originally planned to win a major title in Saudi Arabia in 2018 before plans were changed.
A popular pay-per-view that used to directly follow WrestleMania was Extreme Rules. This year’s iteration of the hardcore event has been announced for this summer.
Quote via Fightful.
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