WWE packed over 60,000 fans into Principality Stadium for WWE Clash at the Castle, the first major stadium show in the UK since SummerSlam 1992.
The event was headlined by Drew McIntyre challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Reigns picked up the victory in the bout thanks to some help from Solo Sikoa, who made his Bloodline debut.
Speaking to Alex McCarthy of Daily Mail, McIntyre was asked if the moment was bittersweet given the atmosphere and the ending.
"For sure. It’s very rare that you ever get moments like that. There’s a stadium full of people 100 percent on one guy’s side and the story has peaked at the right time and you have the chance to take a talent to that next, next, next level. That’s what we had at Clash," he said.
McIntyre continued, "But you need to look at the bigger picture. What are the plans for Roman and the Bloodline storyline, but at the same time it’s like, 'Ah, could we do both? Theory has the Money in the Bank briefcase, there might be a way to pull this off, to look after Roman and the Bloodline story, which is the bigger picture, but at the same time take a talent to the next level?' Everything happens for a reason and sometimes old McIntyre doesn’t quite get it done. It’s the story of my life and my character’s life I guess, that I keep getting knocked down and I guess that’s why my fans keep rallying behind me and pushing me and believing in me because they see how hard I work and how much I believe, no matter how close I get and keep on getting it taken away from me, I’ll keep pushing forward until I finally get that moment."
Despite losing, McIntyre closed the show by signing with Tyson Fury. You can find McIntyre's comments on singing with Fury by clicking here.
McIntyre is set to challenge for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 39 when he battles champion Gunther and Sheamus in a triple threat bout.