WWE superstar and former two-time world champion Drew McIntyre recently joined Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston for a talk about all things pro wrestling, including how much he enjoys street fights and do-it-all matches but hates Ladder matches and Hell in a Cell. Highlights from the interview are below.
Says he doesn’t like ladder matches or anything with heights as he prefers to keep the fight on the ground:
“I like street fights and anything is possible, with the guns and your feet on the ground. I don’t like ladders. I don’t like it when you’re off the ground. I don’t like heights. It’s bad enough to be six feet, it’s scary enough to look down [laughs]. (A ladder), which you could possibly fall off, someone is going to throw it at you. Those things are not working ladders, they come from Home Depot. When you go to your local Home Depot and start hitting a ladder, that’s what it feels like. It hurts.”
How much he disliked falling from the sides of the Hell in a Cell:
“Hell in a Cell matches, I don’t have a great track record in them. I’ve had two, I’ve lost two. I’ve fallen off the Hell in a Cell side, when I’m talking about the no fun finding heights I’ve been on top of Hell in a Cell twice and it’s terrifying Legitimately 20 feet high you climb a cage to get there Technically there should be little helper holes to help you climb up If you live you can’t find those things they are invisible I literally scaled that thing up with my bare hands Falling off the side worst fall of my career against Randy Orton knocked me 10 feet off the side of the cell which is 5 meters when you look back and before you fall, if you are as tall as me i hate hell in a cell give a street fight, a weapons contest, hold me to the ground and let me swing a gun at you and if you push me too far, I’ll swing my sword at you.”
(H/T and transcribed by pugnacious)