Drew McIntyre has explained how Vince McMahon stepped in when his new entrance wasn’t going to plan, and helped create what we now see on television.
The Claymore is not just the name of The Scottish Warrior’s finishing manoeuvre, but is also the sword he brings on to the entrance ramp and smashes into the stage every week.
In a discussion with NBC Sports Boston’s Ten Count podcast, Drew McIntyre has opened up on how the original plans for the entrance ended up being awkward, and it was Vince McMahon who changed the vision so that it was the best it could be for the former World Champion.
The idea was that I was gonna walk to the ring with a sword on my back and then get in the ring with a sword on my back, pull it out, and raise it. So, the props had all the equipment ready. I tried to put it on, it was uncomfortable. I was trying to walk with it. It just doesn’t look cool, just the sword swinging all over the place, getting through the ropes, it might get caught.
[McMahon] took the sword from me, went quiet for a second, swung it around his office, held it up, spun it around and shoved it down on the ground, and went, ‘Come with me.’ We went to the stage and five minutes later he created the entrance where I walk out, hold up the sword, spin it around, shove it in the stage.
Drew McIntyre’s next big battle will take place at Extreme Rules, as he challenged Karrion Kross to a strap match on the most recent edition of Friday Night SmackDown.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.