Ahead of Drew McIntyre taking part in the men’s Money In The Bank match, the Scotsman has relived his previous experience in the match where he was knocked out cold.
The Money In The Bank ladder match is one fraught with danger with multiple WWE Superstars tangling with ladders and using them as anything from a weapon to a launching pad.
Appearing on WWE’s The Bump, the former WWE Champion discussed his very first Money In The Bank experience that came at his first appearance at WrestleMania:
“I’ve been in a few Money In The Bank Ladder matches. They’re frickin painful. I remember my very first one at WrestleMania 26. I was the Intercontinental Champion and in my first WrestleMania [match]. I remember there was a particular point in the match where Shelton Benjamin picked up a ladder and locked eyes with me, and I thought, he’s going to throw that ladder at me. And sure enough, he threw the ladder at me. I put up my forearms as fast as I could, and it hit my forearms. It was the most unbelievable pain in my life. My arms were black and blue for weeks.”
Drew McIntyre then relived another bad experience in the match where Kofi Kingston knocked him out:
“My next Money In The Bank match, Kofi [Kingston] jumped off the ladder doing his boom drop through a table and knocked me unconscious. I remember waking up and literally think why are there so many people in my bedroom. [Then, I was like] wait, I’m in a ladder match. I’ve got some good experiences in MITB [matches], and I have a good feeling about this one, considering that I absolutely have to win.”
McIntyre will hope to have more success as he looks to capture his first Money In The Bank briefcase on Sunday, July 18th. Drew McIntyre will have fierce competition as he faces King Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Big E, Seth Rollins, Riddle, John Morrison, and Ricochet in the star-studded contest.