Drew McIntyre is a former WWE Champion and he has been a part of seven WrestleMania events. While, he is one of the top stars of the company, he had desired a match against WWE Hall of Famer Triple H but he never got the match.
Drew McIntyre reveals he pitched a match against Triple H
McIntyre recently sat down with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT when he spoke about Triple H. ‘The Scottish Warrior’ revealed that he tried to pitch the idea of a match against ‘The Game’ at WrestleMania but that never got materialized.
“I pitched at every opportunity I could,” Drew McIntyre said. “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 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.”
Drew McIntyre further spoke about Hunter and revealed that when returned to WWE through the NXT brand back in 2017, his initial plans were to wrestle in Japan. However, a phone call from William Regal encouraged him to talk with Triple H instead and the rest is history:
“I wanted a match. It’s unfortunate it won’t happen but I’m just glad he’s healthy for himself and his family,” Drew McIntyre said. “He’s the reason I’m back in WWE 100 percent. My mind was set at the time when I wasn’t going to re-sign with IMPACT that I’m going to Japan. I was made up in my mind and nothing could change my mind, but then [William] Regal, always been a mentor, gave me a call and said speak to Triple H before you make any decisions. That led to a phone call from Triple H, we spoke for about 40 minutes and my mind was made up in the first 10 minutes.”