AEW Revolution promised an exploding barbed wire match, but the end did not have the boom that a lot of fans expected. Instead, they got snakes and sparklers instead, and Tony Khan’s company was highly embarrassed while getting dragged through the mud on social media.
Drew McIntyre seemingly took a shot at AEW’s dud explosion, but was that really his intention?
While speaking to Forbes, Drew McIntyre explained that he didn’t think twice about saying what he said. He had no intention of making it sound like a dig toward AEW, but when they played it back for him it was pretty clear that it could have been taken that way.
“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.”
Drew McIntyre later made headlines for something else he said on WWE programming, but it was for a completely different reason. The Scottish Warrior dropped the F=Bomb on RAW Talk, and that also went viral.
In the heat of them moment, Drew McIntyre didn’t mean to take a dig at AEW’s failed Revolution finale. Since his lines were scripted it’s highly likely that someone else had that intention.