Drew McIntyre has explained how the original plans for his sword entrance changed and says it was Vince McMahon that solved the issues with it.
The Scottish Warrior might use a Claymore to finish opponents in the ring but he also uses one during his entrance much to the delight of the WWE Universe.
Speaking on NBC Sports Boston’s Ten Count podcast Drew McIntyre explained the original plans for the sword and says it was former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon who created the entrance seen on television where McIntyre drives his sword into the stage:
“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.”
It won’t be a sword Drew McIntyre will have to contend with at Extreme Rules but rather a length of leather as he faces Karrion Kross in a Strap Match.