Since his WWE Championship win in 2020, Drew has made no secret for his desire for WWE to host a major stadium show on these shores for the first time since SummerSlam 1992.
The Scottish Warrior finally won that battle this year with the announcement of this September’s Clash at The Castle event in Cardiff, where up to 70,000 fans are expected to pack out the Welsh capital’s Principality Stadium.
With the UK show in the bag, Drew has now set his sights on another slice of WWE UK nostalgia of the past and wants to bring back the classic European Championship to add to his collection of title belts.
Talking to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, the 36-year-old said he’d love to bring back the title, which was deactivated by WWE in 2002.
Yes! I just want it. Because when I was a kid and I saw it I was like ‘ah man, I want to be European champion’ and now I can’t because it doesn’t exist right now. I don’t like too many titles and there are a lot right now, but I just wanted it when I was a kid.
So just bring it back, let me win it and then I’ll retire it. You never want too many titles in the company because then it’s not as special. I think where we’re at right now is good, but give ol’ Drew the European title for young Drew.
The European Title was introduced in in 1997, when The British Bulldog was crowned the inaugural champion following a tournament final win over Owen Hart during several shows held by WWE in Germany.
During its run, WWE greats including Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and William Regal all held the title, before it was merged with the Intercontinental Championship following RVD’s win over Jeff Hardy on Raw in 2002.