Six days before WrestleMania 35, Monday Night RAW swung through Washington DC’s Capital One Arena for its take home show.
Scottish professional wrestler Drew McIntyre, who will wrestle Roman Reigns at The Show Of Shows, did media ahead of the event.
He was asked a very important question by NBC4 Washington’s Dave Johnson: Could Tom Wilson be a professional wrestler?
And according to former roommate Michael Latta, Wilson does have some experience wrestling.
.@tom_wilso as a WWE Superstar?? @DMcIntyreWWE breaks down the chances that the #Capitals star could find his way in to the ring one day! #ALLCAPS #WWE @davejsports @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/VbV9Dsufaf
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) April 1, 2019
“I think that’s some pretty impressive punching right there,” McIntyre said of Wilson. “I didn’t think hockey had fighting anymore. So it’s pretty cool to see that.
“I used to love watching, still do, the YouTubes of the best of the goons fighting,” McIntyre continued. “That was my favorite part of hockey. I don’t really know any of the rules but I do enjoy the fights.”
After giving that context, McIntyre gave his answer.
“Yeah, going by those punches, I think he’d have a chance… not against me, but against some of the guys,” he said laughing. “Pass my information on, you never know. I like champions.”
Dave Johnson responded that McIntyre would “put the claymore on [Wilson]” – the wrestler’s devastating finishing move where he viciously kicks his opponent in the face.
“Absolutely,” McIntyre said. “Glasgow kick as well. It’s not as romantic as it sounds. It’s a headbutt. That’s how we kiss in Glasgow.”
Beyond McIntyre’s musing of Tom Wilson being a wrestler, there was one more Capitals connection at the show. The WWE created a special shirt for the event featuring Slapshot holding up the WWE championship belt.
THE CHAMPS LIVE HERE! pic.twitter.com/ZDpq1k2ff0
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 1, 2019
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