Report: Scrapped Pitch For Drew McIntyre To Win One World Title At WWE Clash At The Castle Revealed

Drew McIntyre almost won a world title at WWE Clash at the Castle

The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship was almost consigned to the history books at WWE's Clash at the Castle pay-per-view in September.

Roman Reigns defended the world title against Drew McIntyre at the first UK pay-per-view in 19 years and WrestleVotes revealed to GiveMeSport that WWE considered putting either the Universal or WWE title on Drew McIntyre until the day before Clash at the Castle. The company could only come up with a "convoluted" idea involving then-Mr Money in the Bank Austin Theory, though, and they ultimately decided not to go ahead with the pitch.

"The only thing they could think of was with Austin Theory. He was going to somehow make it known that he was only cashing in for one of the belts. Therefore, it became a triple threat, and Tyson Fury stopped him like he did, and Drew would then take one of the titles. For whatever reason, that didn't work, and it sounds really convoluted. I don't know how you're gonna pull it off on TV," WrestleVotes told GiveMeSport.

"They wanted to make the titles separate in the moment, because they do want two titles again, but they're struggling to figure out how. I do know that they were talking up until maybe night of or day over here."

Roman Reigns would ultimately defeat McIntyre to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of Clash at the Castle following interference from Solo Sikoa. The show then infamously went off the air after Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury had a sing-along. 

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