Drew McIntyre’s WWE Fastlane Face Paint Wasn’t Approved Until Last Minute
McIntyre’s Braveheart tribute was a spur-of-the-moment affair
Drew McIntyre and Sheamus’ recent rivalry evolved into a full-on war, and as the two entered the final battle of their rivalry at Fastlane, McIntyre realised he needed some warpaint to get the job done.
McIntyre did just that, painting his face in homage to William Wallace, and as he told the Getting Over podcast, it was a very last-minute affair:
"It was mine," McIntyre said when asked whose decision it was. "About 4 or 5 p.m. and I didn't get it approved until 7 p.m., once we were already on the air. Corey Graves and Seth Rollins were talking and I made a comment to Seth about his "drip" and I thought to myself, 'I'm not the best-dressed guy in the, just wearing shorts and a t-shirt 90% of the time or a kilt the rest. I could wear face paint. That makes sense. It's the third match, it's the war paint.' If I was ever going to do the Braveheart facepaint, this was the time to do it because it was literally going to be a war.
“I tried to get it approved, couldn't get word back from anyone. I went straight to Vince himself around 7 p.m., explained to him what I was thinking and he approved it. I ran to make-up to get myself together to tie my boots and get my face painted. I put on the last few strokes myself and headed to the ring. It was very last minute.”