Drew McIntyre reveals he was considered to face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26. The match was eventually cancelled and they had different matches instead.
It is often said that a wrestler should aim for the main event of a pay per view. Failing that, they should hope to open the show instead. When it came to wrestlemania however, there was a third option; face the Undertaker. Very few man have had that opportunity and Drew McIntyre came very close to be among them.
Writing in A Chosen Destiny, McIntyre revealed that the undertaker had been put in charge of him as his mentor. The two were supposedly build towards a match against each other at the showcase of the immortals. However, the plans eventually changed. Drew went on to participate in the money in the bank match while Undertaker went on to face Shawn Michaels.
Drew McIntyre reveals he was considered to face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26
“As far as I knew, Vince McMahon had put Undertaker in charge as my mentor and in the same conversation said the goal was to build up to a big match between us. I found out later that this was mooted for WrestleMania XXVI, which would have been amazing. Not as good then as it would be now, with where I’m at as a performer, but it would still have been a great story.”
“Technically, it wouldn’t have been a main event, because those are for the WWE title matches, but any match with Taker is considered a major event. At the time I was just happy to hear I would be in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, as this was my first WrestleMania, and I didn’t actually know that a possible match-up with the Taker was the original plan.”
Taker’s match with Shawn led to the matches against Triple H at Wrestlemania 27 and 28. Drew on the other hand, failed to win the Money in the Bank and floundered on the roster. He was evenrually released before making a mark outside and staging a succesfull WWE return.
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