Drew McIntyre has recalled an amusing prank pulled on him by Randy Orton after McIntyre won his first WWE Intercontinental Championship in 2009.
The two-time WWE Champion wrote about the incident in his new book, A Chosen Destiny. According to McIntyre, the Viper set him up for a public embarrassment after the show.
Drew McIntyre wrote:
“I was so proud to have wrestled and to have got a bona fide WWE title under my belt (so to speak). So much so, I remember the night I won it, Randy Orton told me there was a plan for us all to go to an Applebee’s restaurant. He said, ‘You’ve got to wear the title belt down to Applebee’s. It’s tradition.’ I was, like, okay, Randy. I mean, it seemed I had to do it.”
“I put on this great belt with the huge main plate showing the globe and the WWE logo and marched into Applebee’s to eat out with the guys. Everyone found it hysterical. He got me good! Thank you for that, Randy! I was so embarrassed. I am Intercontinental Champion of the world and I am sitting here wearing it in public. It was wild but I was so proud to show it off wherever I could.”
McIntyre captured his first title in WWE during his first run with the company at the TLC pay-per-view in December 2009. The Scotsman defeated John Morrison for the title after dropping Morrison with his Future Shock DDT.
Drew McIntyre has also written about his WrestleMania 36 title win against Brock Lesnar. McIntyre noted that when he saw how fired up Lesnar was for the match, he was ready to get real if ‘The Beast Incarnate’ tried any funny business during the match.