In the latest vignette to promote one of the marquee matches at WrestleMania 40 on RAW this week, WWE employed a familiar segment that harkened back to Drew McIntyre’s time in TNA. The segment featured McIntyre at a funeral home, a nod to his past in TNA and added depth to the buildup for his match at WrestleMania 40.

During RAW this week, Drew McIntyre appeared at a funeral home, where he stood beside a casket and delivered a speech reminiscent of a eulogy. Addressing CM Punk’s absence from WrestleMania 40, McIntyre didn’t hold back, highlighting Punk’s missed opportunity at the Royal Rumble and likening it to the world witnessing an out-of-shape failure to secure a main event spot due to his fragile body.

McIntyre remarked that Punk’s tricep seemingly wanted to distance itself from him, much like the rest of us, before turning his attention to Seth Rollins, describing him as broken and having one foot in the grave.

Interestingly enough, WWE chose to use the same venue that TNA Wrestling had previously used for two funeral segments in the past. This decision has sparked speculation, with some suggesting that it could have been Jeremy Borash’s idea to use the venue. Borash, having been with TNA during the production of the earlier segments, may have played a role in suggesting the venue for WWE’s recent segment.


Regardless, eagle-eyed fans definitely liked this easter egg and they are now more than ready for Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania 40.

Did you notice this interesting detail about Drew McIntyre’s segment? Let us know in the comments!

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