Drew McIntyre Thought There Could Be Riots After WWE Clash At The Castle

Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns, WWE Clash At The Castle

Drew McIntyre has admitted that he thought their could be rioting from the “soccer match crowd” after his loss to Roman Reigns at WWE Clash At The Castle.

For the first time in three decades, the WWE presented a stadium show in the United Kingdom when they headed to the Principality Stadium in Wales for Clash At The Castle. With Bret Hart, who had main evented SummerSlam 1992 at Wembley Stadium, watching on the raucous crowd saw Drew McIntyre challenge ‘The Head Of The Table’ for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

In a discussion with My San Antonio to mark next year’s Royal Rumble heading to the city, Drew McIntyre has compared the crowd chants to like being at a soccer match, and how he was concerned what the adverse reaction might be when he lost.

It took my dad 10 hours to drive there for some reason, but it’s a little over six hours away. But I am from the U.K. It is as close to home turf as you are going to get, and the buzz was incredible. It was the first U.K. stadium show in 30 years. The main event then was British Bulldog vs. Bret “The Hitman” Hart. But now I was in the main event, we took over the stadium and my face was plastered everywhere in Cardiff. It was such a surreal feeling because I grew up wrestling in those areas when I was at university.

Now, to be back and to hear the crowd, which I thought would be like 70-30 like it was for Bulldog vs. Hart and he was English, and it was in England. I am not technically from Wales, and I am not even English. But they were 100 percent for me and against Roman and the atmosphere was great.

I even asked Roman afterwards – because he has been a part of these matches with big crowds – have you heard anything like that, and he said ‘No.’ You’d be hard pressed to find a crowd that was that loud consistently throughout, especially our match. It was a World Cup soccer match the way they were shouting – the way they were singing their songs and chanting ‘F-U Roman’ the entire time.

They were not happy with that finish. I was generally concerned about rioting. That is the reason we did what we did after the match. But it was an amazing part of wrestling history. And I got to talk with Bret Hart afterward, and that meant a lot since he was my favorite wrestler and he main evented there.

Also in the interview, Drew McIntyre discussed the botched fireball spot which recently took place on SmackDown.