WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre recently spoke with TalkSport and commented on wanting to revive the European Championship at some point in the future.
Also during the interview, McIntyre revealed how he felt about Happy Corbin recently joking about his mother’s death, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On Happy Corbin joking about his mother’s death: “Nothing like that gets said on our television program without the talent’s approval and being comfortable with it. Where we were at with the story, we had been going at it for six months, they took credit for the neck injury that put me out. Then after I returned at the Rumble it was very much me beating up Madcap the whole time. It felt to me we weren’t quite where we needed to be for a ‘Mania match. It needed something more, something more personal to get to the next level. I spoke to the man himself [Vince McMahon] and we were able, on the Monday, to get some heat finally on Drew McIntyre which hadn’t happened until that point. I felt it was important. I said I’d like a line in there to make it more personal. I’ll approve it, I’ll make sure it’s not too far but enough to make people go ‘ooo, that’s a but much’ but not step over the line, because I know she’d [his late mum, Angela] like that, she’d get a kick out of that. That’s 100 percent the reason I was comfortable with doing it.”
On pitching a match with Triple H at WrestleMania: “I pitched at every opportunity I could. How about us at WrestleMania? ‘What’s the story?’ [Triple H said] and I’d say ‘What’s the story? We’ll figure it out, but what about you and me at WrestleMania?!’ How awesome would that be? We got in the ring together a few times during my first run but when I returned, we did do a match in Japan with myself, Dolph Ziggler and I can’t remember my other partners. But it was against The Good Brothers, AJ Styles and Hunter. That was really cool. We got in the ring together, we didn’t have anything in mind and we just went for it. It was cool to go back and forth a little bit and you understand just how good he is, what a ring general he is. You can see watching, but you don’t know until you’re in there with them just how good. Just some interactions during an 8-man tag in Japan I could tell like ‘wow, he’s really frigging good.’”
On the European title: “Yes! I just want it. Because when I was a kid and I saw it I was like ‘ah man, I want to be European champion’ and now I can’t because it doesn’t exist right now. I don’t like too many titles and there are a lot right now, but I just wanted it when I was a kid. So just bring it back, let me win it and then I’ll retire it. You never want too many titles in the company because then it’s not as special. I think where we’re at right now is good, but give ol’ Drew the European title for young Drew.”