Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton had their first WWE Championship at SummerSlam, but how long will this rivalry last?
The rivalry between Randy Orton and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has a chance to be one of Raw’s defining feuds of 2020, as it’s already turned into one of the most intense rivalries in wrestling.
Their match at SummerSlam was excellent, but Orton has upped the ante by writing McIntyre off television with a hairline jaw fracture following three Punt kicks to the skull.
Orton will face McIntyre again at Clash of Champions on Sept. 27 in a WWE Title match, as he defeated Keith Lee and Seth Rollins in a main event Triple Threat match on Raw. Earlier in the night, Aleister Black helped soften up Kevin Owens for Orton in a qualifier, so he entered the match as the freshest competitor.
The second match between McIntyre and Orton at Clash of Champions should be as exciting as the first, and Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue has news on just how many more matches we could see between the two top male stars on Raw.
Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton could finish around WWE Survivor Series
In his Raw review, Colohue stated that McIntyre vs. Orton is a long-term feud that is expected to go through Hell in a Cell, which will take place on Nov. 1, and reach its conclusion at around Survivor Series. The final Big 5 Pay Per View of the year will take place on Nov. 22.
Before the Aug. 31 episode of Raw, many fans thought Keith Lee would face Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre in a WWE Title match at Clash of Champions after Lee pinned Orton cleanly in a one-on-one match at Payback.
But per Colohue, the plan was always to have Orton vs. McIntyre as the long-term feud for the world title on Raw. Lee’s victory over Orton at Payback was a late addition, but it was most certainly a welcome one. Quite clearly, Lee is a big star in the making.