Drew McIntyre On Slapping His Leg While Doing The Claymore Kick: It's Extra Force

Drew McIntyre has a sense of humor about WWE's new leg slapping policy.

On March 5, Fightful Select reported there is a sign that reads “NO THIGH SLAPPING” at WWE events. The Wrestling Observer reported wrestlers were being fined for using the technique.

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Thigh/leg slapping has become a common technique over the years in wrestling and former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, who uses the technique when performing his Claymore Kick finisher, gave his thoughts in an interview with Forbes.

“For the general fans, if you’re good enough [at leg slapping] that you can do it—like a Shawn Michaels—then you’re not gonna catch it. It’s become so blatant at times, that I think you’ve got to pick and choose your moments. But, when it comes to the Claymore—let me explain how the Claymore works—people said to me ‘you’re slapping your leg,’ that’s not the case with the Claymore. When I raise my leg, and kick forward, you’e got a 6’6, 270-pound man jumping and kicking you. I’ve got a very strong shoulder, so when I’m throwing that kick and I also put some shoulder behind it, I’m just adding force. So, you see, it’s not really a leg slap for me, it’s just extra force," he joked.

Speaking of Shawn Michaels, he gave his thoughts on leg slaps in an interview with the New York Post. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

McIntyre is set to face Sheamus at WWE Fastlane, and then he'll move to challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 37.

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