Drew McIntyre Details Painful Memories Of Previous WWE Money In The Bank Ladder Matches
McIntyre has competed in two Money In The Bank matches before
Drew McIntyre has his spot booked for the Men's Money In The Bank Ladder Match on Sunday 18 July, 2021, but injuries from previous involvements in the bout have left a painful imprint on the Scottish Warrior.
McIntyre has been involved in two Money In The Bank Ladder Matches in his career so far, competing in two of them in 2010. He was involved in the match at WrestleMania 26, won by Jack Swagger, before featuring in the World Heavyweight Championship Money In The Bank Match later that year at the pay-per-view of the same name, won by Kane.
With a third on the horizon later this month, the Scotsman has recalled some of the more painful moments from his previous two participations.
Speaking on WWE's The Bump, McIntyre recalled: "Shelton Benjamin picked up a ladder and he locked eyes with me. He threw the ladder at me and I lifted my forearms to protect myself as quickly as I could and it hit my forearms. That was the most unbelievable pain I felt in my life. My arms were black and blue for weeks.
"Towards the end of the match I was going to take my big bump in the finish. Matt Hardy was pushing over the ladder, I was at the top of the ladder and I imagined myself riding the ladder gracefully like Shawn or Razor, and landing on the top rope like a big gazelle. I stepped off the ladder and instead of a graceful fall, I violently plummeted crotch first on the top rope. I bounced back up and created about 55 different swear words that night.
"My next Money in the Bank match, Kofi jumped off a ladder doing his boom drop through a table and knocked me unconscious and I remember waking up and literally thinking: 'Why are there so many people in my bedroom? No wait! I am in a ladder match right now! Oh wait I am in Money in the Bank right now'"