Backstage News On Raw Battle Royal, McIntyre’s New Gimmick

Justin LaBar

Chris JerichoBackstage News on RAW Battle Royal

Last Monday's battle royal on RAW to decide who would be the number one contender for the WWE Championship was a last minute idea from Vince McMahon himself according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

For months WWE creative knew that WrestleMania 28 would feature CM Punk versus Chris Jericho, but there was never a solid decision on how they would get the match made. This became debated even more when WWE decided to have Sheamus win the Royal Rumble and not Chris Jericho.

There was originally an idea discussed where Jericho would insult CM Punk so bad that Punk demanded to have a match, but it was decided that would be too similar to what is going on with The Undertaker and Triple H. It was also argued that fans just paid to see the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view to determine WrestleMania main events so by the match being made due to Jericho insulting Punk, it would have been a huge devalue of the Elimination Chamber to the fans.

Details On McIntyre's New Gimmick

It has been reported for a while now that Drew McIntyre would be getting a gimmick change soon.

Fans have been sending in reports that at this weekend's SmackDown live event in Honduras, Drew's character was much more sexual. He appeared to be flirting with male fans in the crowd, even blowing kisses at some. In the middle of his match against Ezekiel Jackson he stopped to comb his hair. Drew lost the match to Zeke.

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