Many fans were shocked to see Roman Reigns retain the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship over Drew McIntyre in the main event of the Clash at the Castle event, the first major pay-per-view event in the UK since 1992, as the show had built. around McIntyre.
Before the show, there was a report that WWE was considering stripping at least one of Roman’s titles, but that didn’t happen.
It was previously reported after the show that WWE stuck with their long-term plan with Reigns as one of the best and champion instead of going for the big pop that McIntyre would have received from the fans in attendance.
WrestleVotes told GiveMeSport that there was a ‘convoluted’ idea for McIntyre to win one of the belts (WWE title or universal championship) on the show.
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“The only thing they could think about was Austin Theory. Somehow he was going to let it be known that he was only charging for one of the belts. So, he became a triple threat, and Tyson Fury stopped him like he did, and Drew would go on to take one of the titles. For some reason, that didn’t work, and it sounds very complicated. I don’t know how you’re going to make it on TV.”
Reigns recently retained his WWE Undisputed Universal Title over Logan Paul at Crown Jewel and is announced for Survivor Series on November 26.