Drew McIntyre's Claymore kick has become one of the most feared finishers in WWE as he's captured multiple WWE Championships with the move.
McIntyre first hit the Claymore when he was part of 3MB and had a troubling experience, but it didn't deter him from keeping the move in his arsenal.
"I wouldn't take back the first time I hit it because it was an accident and it's the reason I created the move, but I knocked myself silly. It was an accident; I was wearing the 3MB pants and they were so tight. I realized the crotch was going to split down the middle, so I kicked up my other leg, hit the kick, landed on my own head, and knocked myself silly. I was told in the back, 'If you can figure out how to do that without hurting yourself, you've got a cool move.' I wouldn't take it back, but I wish I did it without hitting my head," McIntyre told Ryan Satin on Out of Character when asked if there was a Claymore kick he would take back.
When asked who takes the best Claymore, Drew replied, "Cedric Alexander. Inside out. The first one we did has been replayed a million times with the live fans. Backflip over and it look spectacular. The last one we did, he was so low to the ground when he went around, for some reason if I were in a bar and kicked someone in the face, he would have spun like that."
McIntyre has had many memorable Claymore kicks in his WWE career, including using the move to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. But it was the Claymore with a crowd that sticks out most to Drew.
"Brock at Royal Rumble," Drew replied when asked of his most memorable Claymore. "I had never heard a reaction like that in my life. That's the night that Drew McIntyre arrived in the main event scene after years and years of 'potential.' It got to the point where I thought, 'People are going to say Drew is the past and I was never the present.' I knew that before I walked to the ring for that moment with Brock and it was such a cool feeling. I wasn't doing anything significant at the time, just winning some matches. I could feel the crowd rumbling like 'this guy could take Brock.' Nothing was planned. He took off his gloves and was ready to go. I called him a bitch and, with the assist from Ricochet, I gave him the Claymore and 40,000 people went insane."
McIntyre will look to land the Claymore on Bobby Lashley inside Hell in a Cell this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell when the two once again compete for the WWE Championship.
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