In late 2020 and earlier this year, WWE had been doing a lengthy storyline with Sheamus and Drew McIntyre that was built on the foundation of real life as they’re close friends outside of the ring.
After McIntyre had dropped the WWE Title to The Miz at Elimination Chamber, WWE had them work a match at the Fastlane pay-per-view event. It turns out that Sheamus and McIntyre pushed for their big match on PPV to be at WrestleMania 37, but WWE had other plans.
Sheamus and McIntyre talked about this during an interview with BT Sports.
Sheamus stated, “yeah, we really were hoping this was gonna be WrestleMania. That’s where we felt the feud should basically climax, should come to an end at WrestleMania. I fought as hard as I could, we both did, to make that happen, but you do what you can do. Make it the best way you can.”
McIntyre chimed in, “If you see the pre-match video, you see this was really WrestleMania worthy. This story, this real story we have…we can come back around, there’s next year’s WrestleMania and we get the fans back it will be new again, but it was certainly a disappointment, we’re gonna have to do it again.”
McIntyre went on to lose to WWE Champion Bobby Lashley while Sheamus beat Matt Riddle to win the United States Title at WrestleMania 37.
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