Drew McIntyre’s WWE Homecoming Leads To Broken Dreams Against Damian Priest

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It looked like Drew McIntyre would be a World Champion at WWE Clash at the Castle, but Damian Priest got an unlikely assist to topple the Scottish Warrior.

Drew McIntyre first captured the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 in what should have been the defining moment of his career. Instead, the COVID pandemic forced McIntyre to win the title in front of no fans in a surreal match with Brock Lesnar. Bizarrely, just moments later McIntyre defended his newly-won gold against The Big Show in a match that aired on the following night’s Raw.

The second time he won that title the world was still gripped by the pandemic and by the time fans returned to shows in 2021, McIntyre was no longer the champion.

Amid almost constant speculation about his future in WWE, Drew McIntyre rebuilt but perhaps only found himself in contention for a shot at the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 40 due to CM Punk suffering an injury at the 2024 Royal Rumble.

Drew McIntyre won and lost the title at WrestleMania 40 as his win over Seth Rollins took a heartbreaking twist. After celebrating too hard and too long right in front of CM Punk, Punk swept McIntyre’s legs from under him and then nailed the champion with his arm brace which allowed Damian Priest to cash in his Money In The Bank contract on McIntyre to win the title.

Drew McIntyre was granted a rematch for the gold against Priest at Clash at the Castle in his home country of Scotland and after being screwed over by The Bloodline at 2022’s Clash in Wales, this time it was a night to remember for the Scottish Warrior.

CM Punk Costs Drew McIntyre World Heavyweight Title

There was a raucous crowd at WWE Clash at the Castle in Glasgow as the fans showed their support to the “Scottish Warrior” Drew McIntyre as he battled the champion Damian Priest for the World Heavyweight Title.

The conclusion of the match saw referee Eddie Orengo leave the ring and go to the floor to avoid getting crushed against the turnbuckle. Moments later, McIntyre and Priest went crashing into Orengo to knock him off the apron to the floor. This led to McIntyre hitting a Claymore Kick on Priest, but there was no referee to count.

This led to somebody running down to the ring in a referee’s shirt. The camera filmed this person from behind as he counted one…two…and stopped. The camera panned around to reveal it was CM Punk. McIntyre was furious as he shoved Punk against the turnbuckle. Punk followed up with a low blow kick to McIntyre’s groin. That led to Priest hitting the South of Heaven slam and Orengo was back in to count the pin.

Damian Priest remains the WWE World Heavyweight Champion while Drew McIntyre was screwed at a Clash at the Castle event for the second time in his career.