Drew McIntyre Recalls Knocking Himself Out Due To Tight Pants The First Time He Threw The Claymore

Drew McIntyre's Claymore Kick has become one of the most devastating finishing maneuvers in WWE with his ability to hit it on any opponent and at a moment's notice. McIntyre first used the kick as a member of 3MB alongside Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater. 

Speaking to KWCH, McIntyre discussed the origin of the Claymore.

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"The name comes from William Wallace in Braveheart. 100% historically accurate, just don't check the Internet," he joked. "His sword was called the Claymore. I was in a match when I was younger and I was wearing tight leather pants. I ran to kick a guy in the face and the pants were so tight, I had to kick up my other leg. I accidentally spun and landed on my head. I kicked him in the face, then I knocked myself out. When I saw the footage back, I thought, 'Wow, that is great. If I could figure out how to do that move without knocking myself out and maybe not wear those tight leather pants, I'm jammin.'"

McIntyre recently revealed on WWE After The Bell that he started the "countdown to the Claymore" bit at a house show and it stuck with fans. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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