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Drew McIntyre Reveals Why His WWE WrestleMania 35 Match Against Roman Reigns Was Underwhelming

Drew McIntyre on his WrestleMania 35 match with Roman Reigns

WrestleMania 35 featured many memorable moments, with Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Championship, and Becky Lynch defeating Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in the main event being just two major matches at the 2019 edition of The Showcase Of The Immortals.

A forgettable match on the card, though, was Roman Reigns' return match, in which he dispatched of Drew McIntyre.

Speaking about the encounter with Newsday, McIntyre explained why his bout with Reigns wasn't very memorable. 

"That was my first singles match at a WrestleMania. Roman was coming back from his illness. And, as much as Roman and I wanted to have a particular kind of match and try and steal the show, that was not the story for the night. The story was showing the world that Roman Reigns was back at 100%, and he's basically going to steamroll whoever is in his path," McIntyre said.

"And unfortunately, for Drew McIntyre, I was in his path that night. But these days, I have the opportunity to show what I'm capable of. And, at the same time, Roman has had the chance to go from where he was back then to becoming 'The Tribal Chief' - putting those pieces together to jump to the next level, which is super-superstar."

McIntyre and Reigns have faced off in singles action since then, battling back and forth in a champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series 2020. They also clashed in tag team action at Sunday's WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view, with The Bloodline picking up the win following a Reigns spear to Riddle. 

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