Drew McIntyre pushed the idea of WWE hosting a stadium show in the United Kingdom for the last few years and WWE has granted his wish.
WWE will hold its upcoming UK show on Saturday, September 3 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, which marks the first major PPV event to be held in the United Kingdom since SummerSlam 1992.
During an interview with BTSport, McIntyre was asked about who he would like to face at the show between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Gunther, and Tyson Fury.
“Roman. He’s the Champion. That’s been the situation…I’ve been away from the title for a long time. Roman’s been so dominant and the best work of his career. We’re on a collision course. It is five months away if somehow we could avoid each other for five months that would be such a big match. Especially on UK soil, I can’t imagine the atmosphere for that match.
When it comes to Gunther, that's been a match himself and myself have been talking about it for a long time and we’ve never had a big singles match, but for right now, I think let’s educate the world on the big stage about who Gunther, formerly Walter, is. We know what he can do, the hardcore fans know what he can do, but let’s just get the general public familiar with him and see what he’s capable of.”
McIntyre wants to save his match with Walter until the fans are ready for it. WWE discussed McIntyre vs. Fury for the WWE Title to headline the UK PPV in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic nixed those plans. McIntyre stated that he knows how much Fury loves WWE and he would be good with the match happening.
McIntyre added, “Of course, I have to pick the title match in the UK in the main event.”
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