Drew McIntyre will face Roman Reigns at Survivor Series this Sunday. Before the monumental showdown between WWE and Universal Champions, McIntyre spoke with ViBe and wrestling to talk about The Deadman.
This year’s Survivor Series marks 30 years of The Undertaker, and Drew McIntyre recalled some of his favorite behind-the-scenes moments from the future Hall of Famer.
“Some of the funny things he said, like ‘I’ve got more hair on my butt than you do on my face’ when I first tried growing a beard. One of the most important things was that watching him was very important to me. Just observing the type of person he was, or is, and the respect he had in the locker room. I’ve seen it and I can talk about this because it’s on The Last Ride. I’ve seen it and how much pain it was, and I wouldn’t show it to anyone unless I caught it. “
There are many stories of The Undertaker working in extreme pain to entertain fans. One of the most famous stories revolved around him being severely burned by fireworks before an Elimination Chamber match.
Drew McIntyre shared his idea of how The Phenom would suffer pain due to their pride in their brand.
“I could see that he just had a lot of physical pain. But he was such a proud man. At the time, it was kind of RAW against SmackDown. It still is, but at the time, on European tours, I was very proud that SmackDown drew higher numbers than RAW on international tours. “
Drew McIntyre said The Undertaker’s pride in his work and willingness to give 110% regardless of how he was in was inspiring. We will see “Final Farewell” by The Undertaker tomorrow night at Survivor Series.
WWE ‘refused’ to tell Drew McIntyre he was losing
Drew McIntyre and The Miz were not informed of the WWE title change until the last minute, and Creative did not inform them of its decision until the Elimination Chamber afternoon. McIntyre has revealed that WWE refused to tell him if he would win a match.
The Miz stated in Oral Sessions with Renee Young, “I had no idea. I went in there and nobody spoke to me. All the creatives, like “is someone going to tell me what the hell is going on?” In the afternoon! So, I think ‘OMG, is someone going to talk to me?’ Then I go in and find out what’s going on and say, ‘well, this is it.’ Honestly, you never think it’s going to happen until you hear 1-2-3, you don’t think it’s going to happen. “
By the way, this is against Drew McIntyre and if you’ve been watching WWE, Drew and Roman are on fire. They are incredibly difficult to beat. They grabbed the bronze ring and basically said, “We are untouchable, you cannot touch us, you cannot take this title from us.” It is always difficult. “
The Miz traded in his Money in the Bank briefcase to defeat Drew McIntyre at the end of the Elimination Chamber on Sunday. WWE removed McIntyre from Raw, and The Miz is scheduled to defend his title against Bobby Lashley next week.
Ringside News transcribed Miz’s comments.
Paul Heyman launches ECW “replacement” pump
It is no exaggeration to say that Paul Heyman built ECW from the ground up and was the creative genius behind its success in the 90s, when he presented himself as an alternative to WWE and WCW.
Earlier this week, radio personality Craig Carton mentioned on the Carton and Roberts show that he was initially going to play the role of the character of “Joey Styles” and would also work as the host of ECW.
“I was once offered a job in wrestling when I was working in Philadelphia. I don’t even know the name of the company. It was the mid-90s. I was going to be Joey Styles. “
“I was on WIP radio in Philadelphia, someone came to me from ECW and said, ‘We’d love for you to be our announcer in the ring and your name is Joey Styles.’ My schedule didn’t allow for that or something. I don’t remember being against it, because I wasn’t making much money. I don’t remember why I didn’t take the job. But it was going to be Joey Styles, I’ll never forget the name because it was such a cool name. “
Paul Heyman decided to refute the claims made by Carton and noted that they were “nonsense **”
Sorry @craigcartonlive. I’m talking nonsense about this. #JoeBonsignore was @JoeyStyles even before I hired him in 1993. In 1994, we needed a replacement that summer. There were some considerations. None of them were to be called #JoeyStyles. #ECW @EvanRobertsWFAN
Sorry @craigcartonlive. I’m talking nonsense about this. #JoeBonsignore was @JoeyStyles even before I hired him in 1993.
In ’94, we needed a replacement that summer.
There were some considerations.
None of them were to be called #JoeyStyles. #ECW @EvanRobertsWFAN https://t.co/9Cs6Y7ijeQ
– Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) February 25, 2021
Bruce Prichard ‘fired’ to best AEW star after lying
Bruce Prichard fired one of AEW’s top stars and he wasn’t happy. The “Invisible Hand” Don Callis and Joey Styles were apparently going to be part of the WCW Nitro commentary team on a weekly basis.
While recently appearing on Talk’n Shop, Don Callis talked about his release by the WWF in 1998. He then talked about how he had options working with WCW and ECW, adding how the world of professional wrestling changed in 2001 after WCW. and ECW went bankrupt.
He revealed that by 2001 he and Joey Styles were going to comment on WCW Nitro and that they were going to make more money than ever before.
“I had a revealing experience in 1998 when Bruce Prichard fired me from my dream job two weeks before Christmas. I had been told that I would have a job there for life. They told me three times “move to Connecticut and write television.” This was before they hired a bunch of brands and called them writers. This is when Pat Patterson, Vince Russo, Jim Cornette and Vince [McMahon]. I thought I would have a job for life because I could fight, manage, comment and write. It was a revelation because it is as if there was no job security.
In 2001, when ECW was about to close, I had a concert prepared with [Eric] Bischoff. Joey Styles and I were going to comment on Nitro. He was going to make more money than he ever had. I went from being able to leverage three companies to a monopoly. “