Ric Flair On Why Drew McIntyre’s Clash At The Castle Loss Was Correct Move

Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns, Clash At The Castle

Whilst many were disappointed that Drew McIntyre didn’t pick up the title belts from Roman Reigns at Clash At The Castle, Ric Flair has explained why he feels it was the right move all round.

In the main event of the first WWE stadium show in the United Kingdom for three decades, plenty of fans expected Drew McIntyre to finally end the 700+ day reign of ‘The Head Of The Table’ and capture the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. However, this wasn’t to be the case.

Following interference from Solo Sikoa who was making his debut on the main roster, Roman Reigns walked out of Clash At The Castle with the belts, leaving many fans feeling a mistake may have been made.

However, speaking on his his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair discussed how the timing may not have been right for McIntyre, especially with the match he expects WWE to be building towards.

It’s not that Drew didn’t deserve to win but if you’re gonna get eventually if that’s the plan, which we all hope it is and I’m sure the company hopes it is. I’m assuming the company, never hope or assume anything, but if the plan is The Rock and Roman I just think the words ‘Heavyweight Championship’ are very important in that match.

Continuing on, the WWE Hall Of Famer made it clear that he thinks ‘The Scottish Warrior’ is great, and that he didn’t lose anything from the way the match panned out.

And I think taking the belt off Roman and taking nothing away from Drew, Drew could very easily carry it and be a good champion as well. But the big match for the company, maybe one of the biggest of all time, obviously is Rock, if he elects to do that and Roman. So the way they did it didn’t hurt Drew at all. And Drew, you know, he’s always gonna be great.

Drew McIntyre has also recently made it clear how important Clash At The Castle was for the future of WWE in the United Kingdom.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.