Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton faced each other for the fourth time in the year, and this time Drew McIntyre won and recaptured the WWE championship to book a spot against Roman Reins a week before Survivor series.
November 16th edition of the Monday night raw saw Randy Orton and Drew Mcintyre going one-on-one against each other for the fourth time in the year. Like in the previous three meetings (Summerslam, Clash of Champions and Hell in a cell), the WWE title was again on the line, and while at any other time of the year, the title change is not anticipated at a weekly show, however, the odds drastically change for the week leading up to Survivor Series.
In two of the last three years, a new world champion has emerged at the week preceding Survivor Series (AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan), and in 2020 another such incident took place, as Drew McIntyre pinned Randy Orton to get hold of the WWE championship again.
What Happened In The Match?
Earlier in the night, Drew McIntyre’s friend Sheamus presented McIntyre with a Scottish attire, and a royal sword, which Drew accepted and carried along. After making their way to the ring, both men stared at each other, and McIntyre apparently cut out a more confident figure.
In the match, Drew landed the first punch, and was on the top in the initial minutes. Soon Randy retreated and was threatening to abandon the match, but McIntyre brought him back. And thereafter looked to land a claymore kick but Randy ducked just in time. The 14-time-world champion again intended to exit, but the chief official Adam Pearce came out and changed the nature of the match to no-disqualification.
Randy Orton then made a comeback attempt with a chair strike, and finally settled into the match. He began dominating afterwards, and made an efficient use of the announcer’s table that he so often does. However, the chosen one did not stayed down for long and gave Randy a taste of his own medicine by landing him twice on the same announcer’s table. While the Legend Killer was trying to get back on his feet, McIntyre again went for a Claymore and missed again to ultimately land on the table. Seeing the No.1 contender taking time to regroup, Orton landed a vicious DDT outside of the ring. And then took his opponent back in the ring to score a successful vintage DDT.
The Thunderdome crowd was in awe of the spectacle that the two men created, and began chanting “This is awesome.”
Drew McIntyre Countered RKO To Become The New WWE Champion
Towards the end both men pulled out some heavy maneuvers, and it was Randy who got back on his feet first, and instantly looked to inflict an RKO, but Drew countered and finished the match after a third Claymore kick attempt.
Drew McIntyre will now resume his rivalry with Roman Reigns at Survivor Series 2020.
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