Drew McIntyre talks about hitting Ricochet with the Claymore.
A wrestler’s finishing move is their bread and butter. Whether it is Shawn Michaels with Sweet Chin Music, Stone Cold Steve Austin with his Stone Cold Stunner, or The Rock with The Rock Bottom, professional wrestlers live and die by their finishing move.
Drew McIntyre used to end matches with the Future Shock DDT but in recent years, he has transitioned to using the Claymore kick. In fact, it was the Claymore kick that allowed him to defeat Brock Lesnar in about 5 minutes at WrestleMania 36.
Now, Drew McIntyre is opening up to Sean Ross Sapp in a new interview about his favorite Claymore kick being one that he hit on Ricochet during an open challenge on SmackDown and being unsure whether or not the move actually hit because of Ricochet’s athleticism.
"Not immediately because I wasn't sure how the connection was, but the timing of it, you couldn't mess up a split second. It's not a case of worrying about what Ricochet does. He's such a freak athlete that he's going to do what he has to do. It's on me to do my part to look the way it's supposed to look. When I went in and made the connection, I wasn't convinced the connection was that good. You see my lie there for a second like, '[deep sigh], that was good.' Did the cover, I think even fans were unsure. It happened so quick. They played the replay and I was watching it with them and you heard the reaction, so my reaction, and I was like, 'Oh wow, it came off exactly how I wanted it,' probably better than I wanted. It was just so split second, you had to watch the slow-motion replay to see it."
Elsewhere in the interview, Drew McIntyre speaks about his excitement for WWE 2K22. Thus far, Ricochet and Drew McIntyre are two of the superstars that have actually been featured in the early footage of the video game. Read Drew McIntyre’s comments about filming content for the game at this link.