Last month on an episode of WWE Raw, Drew McIntyre interrupted a birthday party that was being held in the ring for Jinder Mahal.
During the segment, McIntyre hit Shanky with 20 chair shots. WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley took to Twitter to criticize the segment, saying,
“Big fan of Drew’s…but 20 chair shots should either be done to build a feud of epic proportions…or they shouldn’t be done at all.”
McIntyre spoke about Foley’s comments in an interview with Wrestling Inc.
“I would never gloss over those comments, especially from somebody like Mick,” McIntyre noted. “He has helped me dramatically in my career and is someone I have so much respect for, but everyone’s gonna have different opinions, and his was it should be saved for a huge story. To me, this is a huge story. Anything I do, I want to be the biggest story, and if that’s the reasoning behind it, that’s his opinion, and I respect that, but I’m going to do whatever I can to make people look over here and say, ‘Wow, look at what Drew’s doing over here’ and then expect them to take the physicality to that level.
“You screw Drew McIntyre over the one thing he cares about more than anything else, the one thing he’s worked for his entire life, the one thing he held in front of nobody, the thing he wants back, the WWE Title, and Jinder and his guys took that away from him. So imagine what Drew McIntyre’s going to do. He’s going to take the physicality to a level never been seen before, including 34 chair shots.”