For over a decade in the game, Drew Mclntyre has been involved in a lot of gimmick matches in WWE. The man has taken a lot of bumps and falls, but in a couple of matches, not only he didn’t like the stipulation, but he took the worst fall of them all.
Drew spoke with Steve Fall of the “Ten Count” podcast on NBC Sports Boston, and he revealed what his favorite and least favorite stipulation matches are. He enjoyed street fights and Anything Goes matches, but he despises Ladder Matches due to not liking heights and Hell in a Cell.
“I like Street Fights and Anything Goes with the weapons and your feet on the ground. I do not like ladders; I do not like anything where you’re off the ground”
“It’s bad enough being 6’5, it’s terrifying enough looking down,” said a chuckling McIntyre. “You can potentially fall off of it and someone’s going to throw it at you. And those things aren’t, you know, working ladders. They come from Home Depot. If you go to your local Home Depot and start hitting the ladder, that’s what it feels like. It freaking hurts.”
“When I talk about not liking heights, I’ve been on top of Hell in a Cell twice and it is terrifying,” said McIntyre. “Legitimately 20-feet high; you’re scaling a cage in order to get up there. Technically, they’re supposed to be little assist holes to help you climb your way up. But when you’re live on the air, you can’t find those things. They’re invisible so I’ve literally scaled up that thing with my bare hands.”
The Hell in a Cell match against Randy Orton was the match where McIntyre took the “worst fall of his career” when he pushed off the side of the cell and crashed through the announce table. The fall was 17 feet with McIntyre’s height combined with the distance to the ground.
“Yeah, I hate Hell in a Cell,” said McIntyre. “So give me a Street Fight; give me a weapons match; keep me on the ground and let me swing a weapon at you. And if you push me too far, I’ll swing my sword at you.”
Let’s do hope Drew has a better experience with the Strap Match against Karrion Kross next weekend at Extreme Rules. Should be a classic!
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