Drew McIntyre made his WWE debut in 2007 and was later on handpicked by Vince McMahon to be “The Chosen One.” His first run in WWE was not his best run by far, but it seems he was going to have a huge match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26.
WrestleMania 26 featured The Undertaker squaring off against Shawn Michaels in a Streak vs Career match. Ultimately, The Deadman defeated Michaels and ended his in-ring career. McIntyre was rising in the ranks in WWE at that time and the company had big plans for him.
McIntyre was recently a guest on the Broken Skull Sessions and revealed that Shawn Michaels told him that he was going to face off against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 back in 2010.
“That’s what I heard (about facing The Undertaker), after the fact. I wasn’t told directly. It was supposed to build to a match with ‘Taker, I was always told. But I heard you know basically from Shawn, afterwards, I got to spend some time with Shawn, work with Shawn but that was the plan and then obviously Mania had the great Shawn and Taker match, the retirement match. But if I had that match at the time, it wouldn’t have been what it could have been, should have been,”
McIntyre noted that he was in no way ready to be in a match against The Undertaker at that time. He added that things took a turn for the worse following WrestleMania 26, as both his professional and personal lives were not going well at all.
h/t to WrestleZone for the quotes.