WWE champion Drew McIntyre recently spoke with BT Sport to discuss The Undertaker and part 3 of his Last Ride documentary on the WWE network. The Scottish Psychopath reveals that he was originally scheduled to face The Deadman at WrestleMania 26 10 years ago, a match that he admits was too big for him at the time.
When I was 24 I was told by Vince McMahon, “You don’t listen to anybody but the Undertaker. He’s going to be your mentor, and whenever you have questions you go to him.” The inevitable goal was to have a big match between him and I. Unfortunately I wasn’t ready at the time. Things worked out the way it worked out, and I believe it led to…instead of myself and Undertaker…Shawn Michaels and Undertaker…the retirement match, which was obviously a phenomenal match and I could not have delivered on that level at the time.
McIntyre then jumps forward to his return to WWE, and the big tag match he had against Taker and Roman Reigns, which followed up a poor showing from Taker’s infamous bout against Goldberg in Saudi Arabia. He also hopes to have a showdown with Taker one-on-one.
A lot of time passed and eventually I got the opportunity to have the tag match with myself and Shane McMahon versus Undertaker, and Roman…after the Goldberg match our goal was to make sure he had a match he deserves. It went extra well…he was moving around great. He was very happy after the fact. I think I may have dropped into conversation about “there’s a certain match I was promised about 10 years ago.” I’ve got my list of things that I’ve returned to WWE to do. Number one was win the championship which I’ve done, wrestle the Undertaker after seeing him at WrestleMania and how good he looked is up there.
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🚨 Exclusive 🚨@DMcIntyreWWE reveals that he was originally scheduled to face Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 👀
“Vince McMahon told me at 24 you don’t listen to anyone but Undertaker, he’s your mentor.”
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) May 24, 2020