Drew McIntyre has stressed the importance of Clash In The Castle for the future of WWE in the United Kingdom, classing it as a “blueprint” event.
Being the first stadium show since SummerSlam 1992, Clash At The Castle brought to an end a three decade long wait for a WWE event of that magnitude in the country. Whilst the crowd in the Principality Stadium in Wales were firmly behind Drew McIntyre, it was interference from Solo Sikoa which was his downfall in his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match with Roman Reigns.
In a discussion with Inside The Ropes’ Alex McCarthy for TalkSport ahead of the event, Drew McIntyre detailed why the event would act as a “perfect phase one” for WWE in the UK.
I certainly pushed the idea of it being a more regular thing. As far as I’m concerned this is a blueprint for many future events in the UK stadium events, especially being in Cardiff I think this is a perfect phase one.
Like you’ve seen the area you know how compact everything is. You can literally walk everywhere, walk to the pub, walk to the castle, walk to the stadium, there’s going to be a perfect phase one. The Principality has got the roof that’s so close to the pitch, keeping that noise inside, this is a perfect phase one. It’s why it’s the perfect blueprint for many more to come.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the interview and transcription.