Earlier this month at WWE Clash at the Castle, Drew McIntyre took on Roman Reigns in the squared circle for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Drew McIntyre would perform well against the “Tribal Chief,” but suffered defeat after Bloodline interference from Solo Sikoa.
After the victory, Reigns and Sikoa left the ring and walked toward backstage before briefly pausing for the “Big Dog” to have a moment, signaling a new version of the Bloodline faction and even more dominance in the WWE Universe. However, Roman Reigns’ win and Solo Sikoa’s entry into The Bloodline wasn’t the only thing being talked about after the match.
After Reigns and Sikoa went backstage, Drew McIntyre was still in the ring and Tyson Fury joined him with a microphone. After a few brief words, both Fury and McIntyre would start singing the Don McLean classic, “American Pie.”
On Peacock, the performance from the duet was streamed in its entirety and had fans in a state of confusion for a couple of reasons. Not only were fans confused at the whole singing ordeal, but they were also in oblivion because of McIntyre being so happy after a championship loss.
“The singing that happened in Cardiff, if you had told me, ‘You’re going to sing a song after you lose a big match,’ I still haven’t checked how much was on TV, but not all of it was supposed to be on TV, but we went for it. If you embrace it, chances are the crowd is going to embrace it too and you’re going to have a fun time together. After that fun time, you deal with the serious storyline stuff on the following TVs.”
Drew McIntyre was partaking in a conversation about moments of embarrassment that he’s had through his career, saying that he doesn’t get embarrassed anymore because it’s all about the bigger picture.
“I was once a New Year’s baby, that was not televised. That was pretty embarrassing. These are things that, when I was young, I’d go, ‘I can’t believe this is happening, I’m such a serious wrestler.’ Eventually, you realize, this is for kids. We’re playing right now. You get the chance to do this wild job you’ve always dreamed of, you’re entertaining people and you can’t just do the same thing every week and be mad. I’d love to dress up as a baby right now. I’d have a hell of a time. When I was younger, ‘I’m such a serious wrestler, I cannot believe I’m putting on this sheet thing, a half-ass toga with members of 3MB and an untelevised show.’ I had one of the guys pull the toga thing and it came off, so I had my under tights under it, no kneepads or sneakers, I did a little dance around and looked like a stripper. It was a little embarrassing, but if it happened today, I would love it. These days, there’s nothing you can do to me or put me in a position where I’d get embarrassed because I’ve been through so much and I realize what is important now and realize the entertainment factor.”
On last Friday’s WWE Smackdown, Drew McIntyre was shot in the face with a fireball from Scarlett Bordeaux before once again being choked out by Karrion Kross. Drew McIntyre and Karrion Kross are set to face off in a strap match at WWE’s Extreme Rules Premium Live Event on Saturday, October 8 in Philadelphia.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.