WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is one of the top Superstars in the company currently. As part of his entrance, McIntyre comes out with a sword and plants it onto the entrance stage.
It was previously reported that Vince McMahon gave McIntyre his own sword to use. The sword in question was a gift from Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
While speaking on Legion of RAW, former WWE writer Vince Russo talked about Drew McIntyre’s entrance. Russo noted that he dislikes the fact that McIntyre carries a sword for his entrance.
Russo explained what a normal person who watches the show would think when he sees McIntyre with a sword. The person would wonder whether McIntyre will use it or not. Russo noted that McMahon thought of Braveheart when he gave McIntyre the sword. He simply finds no use for the sword.
From everything I read, that sword is a gift from Hunter and Stephanie to Vince. It’s Vince’s sword and from what I understand, that was all Vince. That gimmick was all Vince.
The Vinces, the Shanes, the Stephanies, the Hunters, the Pritchards, the Heymans, I am telling you, in their minds, they have been doing this for so long it literally has become their reality. This has become their reality. Here’s the bottom line, Vince was given this sword, he’s thinking Braveheart, that’s what he’s thinking. Here’s the only problem, with a normal guy watching the show, is Drew going to use the sword? Is Drew going to somebody? Bro, Braveheart used the sword. He used the sword in battle. So he’s got poor Drew going out there with the sword. In what dimension is this guy going to use the sword? That’s the problem bro. It’s stuff like that where these guys can’t out of their own way.
Drew McIntyre will be defending his WWE Championship against Goldberg at the Royal Rumble this Sunday.