Drew McIntyre commented on wanting to see WWE bring back the European championship, during an interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSport.com:
“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 WWE European Championship was unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match on the July 22, 2002 episode of RAW, when Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated European Champion Jeff Hardy.