WWE Raw Takeaways: Randy Orton has a guarantee

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Randy Orton is winning the WWE Championship at Hell in a Cell 2020

The Viper Randy Orton has lost to Drew McIntyre twice now. He lost the WWE Championship match at SummerSlam via roll-up and then fell to McIntyre at Clash of Champions in an Ambulance Match after Big Show, Shawn Michaels, and Christian all got their revenge.

It was a cathartic match for McIntyre and the legends, including ambulance driver Ric Flair, but it was not the conclusion of their feud. As he always does, Orton upped the ante this week, attacking the legends backstage by sneaking in, closing the door, turning out the lights, putting on night vision goggles, and going to town with a steel chair.

The segment was brilliant and was preceded by Orton making something of a promise. He told McIntyre that he would not stop pursuing him until he won the WWE Championship. Orton said something similar after losing at SummerSlam.

He is winning that title. When Orton says he’s getting a title match, he gets it. He doesn’t need to earn it. Orton said it himself. But there’s another thing about Orton, other than his entitlement. The Randy Orton character is spoiled, just as he was when he was the young “Legend Killer”. But as a grizzled veteran, he’s even more twisted, determined, and capable of backing up his will.

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McIntyre’s been an awesome champion, but he’s not safe. Hell in a Cell is Orton’s playground, and McIntyre has a cell with his name written on the unforgiving steel door.