Drew McIntyre surprised by WWE Clash at the Castle decision

Damian Priest (left) and Drew McIntyre (right) [Image Credit: wwe.com]
Damian Priest (left) and Drew McIntyre (right) [Image Credit: wwe.com]

Drew McIntyre will compete in one of the featured matches at WWE Clash at the Castle in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 15. In a recent interview, The Scottish Warrior admitted he did not expect the premium live event to take place in his home country.

In 2022, McIntyre unsuccessfully challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at the first Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales. This weekend, he will face Damian Priest for the World Heavyweight Championship in front of his adoring Scottish fans.

On Instinct Culture with Denise Salcedo, McIntyre summed up how he feels about the event emanating from the country he was born:

"Amazing. Unreal. I don't have the words to describe how I feel because this wasn't something that seemed like a possibility until the last Clash at the Castle. And even so, I was like, okay, we got Wales, it's probably gonna be England next, but a nice little surprise it's in Scotland. Nice little surprise we get a redo after the cr*p that happened at the last Clash at the Castle, and we get a chance to make it right." [0:11 – 0:33]

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Drew McIntyre was widely expected to beat Roman Reigns at the previous Clash at the Castle event. However, Solo Sikoa interfered on his main roster debut to help The Tribal Chief retain his title.

Drew McIntyre explains why Clash at the Castle is so important

On June 12, 2014, Drew McIntyre was released by WWE after seven years with the company. He returned three years later after stints with several promotions, including the Glasgow-based Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW).

Ahead of Clash at the Castle, McIntyre is proud to wrestle in a part of the world that means so much to him:

"This is truly full circle. This is where it all began. I'm from Ayr, it's about 30 minutes from here. I went to university in Glasgow for four years. When I started wrestling, everything was based around this area and just outside this area. When I was released from WWE, it was right here in Glasgow with ICW where we'd had the most success and grew the biggest business and had the biggest independent show in 30 years prior to All In." [0:43 – 1:07]

In the same interview, McIntyre opened up about his real-life view of CM Punk after months of on-screen animosity between the two.

What do you expect to see next from Drew McIntyre? Hit the discuss button and let us know.

Please credit Instinct Culture w/Denise Salcedo and give an H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the transcription if you use quotes from this article.

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