Drew McIntyre came out swinging on the March 15th episode of Monday Night RAW, first addressing his WrestleMania match against Bobby Lashley and then his clash with Sheamus at Fastlane. In the midst of the verbal sparring the former WWE Champion also found time to defeat The Miz with Bobby Lashley’s Hurt Lock.
However, it was his words during his final promo which grabbed the attention of fans as McIntyre said:
“I noticed that MVP made some guarantees tonight… That’s such a dangerous thing to do in this industry. If you make a guarantee and don’t deliver, fans get upset and sparks fly.”
Those comments were taken by viewers to be a shot at AEW and the recent lacklustre finale to their Revolution pay-per-view. However, speaking to Alfred Konuwa of Forbes, the number one contender for the WWE Championship has moved to clarify his comments, saying that what he’d said hadn’t even registered at the time.
Everyone seems to think ‘writers are gonna put all this together,’ they don’t. Drew McIntyre’s out there, and I’ve got no idea what I’m gonna say and I kind of say how I feel,” said McIntyre.
“I went out there, I said that, and I [heard] ‘sparks fly’ come out my mouth. I didn’t think twice about it, I just rolled right through it, I said my whole interview and watched the match ringside—which was an awesome match. I came back, and somebody came up to me and said ‘I saw what you did there.’ ‘What did I do?’ And then they played it out to me and I went ‘Oh, yeah, that could be taken that way.’”
“Maybe subconsciously I made a joke…I don’t like that shot back-and-forth stuff, I don’t see the point it’s not good for business.”
McIntyre’s exuberance from RAW carried over to RAW Talk where he dropped an inadvertent F-Bomb before apologising cheekily adding that he’s Scottish, and sometimes he’s gets carried away.