Speaking with the Getting Over podcast, former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre revealed a rather interesting fact about his WWE Fastlane match with Sheamus, specifically regarding the face paint he was sporting.
For those that don’t know Drew McIntyre wore Braveheart-inspired paint before his match with Sheamus, and Drew has revealed that he didn’t get permission to wear the face paint until Fastlane was underway:
“It was mine. 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.”
Drew McIntyre is set to challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 37 night one this coming weekend. As of right now, it’s unclear whether or not the match is going to main event the show.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.