Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley have gotten to know each other very well in 2021 as they've been locked in a feud for the WWE Championship for the better part of the year.
Their history goes back 16 years when they first met in a club after McIntyre had his WWE tryout overseas.
Speaking on the Masked Man Show, McIntyre recalled his first encounter with Lashley.
"The first time we ever met, I had my first tryout with WWE when I was 20. John Laurinaitis wasn't there. It was in Manchester and it was myself, Sheamus, Wade Barrett and a few guys. I was told personally, 'You would have been signed today bu the guy who signs people is not here. Come back in six months.' We go to the club after where Sheamus is a manager. He gets us in VIP, we're up there and it's a bunch of extras and a few Indie guys just partying it up. Eventually, I get a tap on my shoulder and hear 'Hey superstars!' I turn around and it's freakin' Lashley and Boogeyman. I'm 20 years old and they are gigantic and jacked. I'm like, 'Oh my God, they're going to beat the hell out of me.' Thankfully, they're both great guys and took the time to laugh about the situation. We spent the night talking and having a few drinks. I remember them just (being) real big and sweaty, giving me advice. 'I see you like a Randy Orton type,' [said Lashley]. I remember how nice he was," recalled McIntyre.
McIntyre will challenge Lashley for the WWE Championship this Sunday inside Hell in a Cell. If McIntyre loses, it will be the last time he can challenge Lashley for the WWE Title.
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