WWE Hell in a Cell: Why Drew McIntyre Should Beat Randy Orton

Drew McIntyre, WWE (photo courtesy of WWE)
Drew McIntyre, WWE (photo courtesy of WWE) /

Why Drew McIntyre should retain the title at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020.

Drew McIntyre has been the reigning WWE Champion since Wrestlemania 36, when he defeated The Beast, Brock Lesnar, for the title back in March. Since then, McIntyre has successfully defended his championship against the likes of Andrade, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, The Big Show, and Robert Roode.

Most recently, McIntyre has been in a back and forth storyline with The Legend Killer, Randy Orton, and this feud has been nothing short of a legendary rivalry in the making.

The WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre, and Orton started feuding back in August, and McIntyre has been the victor in every, single title defense. All along the way, Randy has lived up to his nickname, The Viper, by continuously slithering into various ambushes on the current Champion, in a cowardly attempt to make a statement.

From unforeseen RKOs to vicious and repeated punt kicks to the head, which left the champion with a hairline jaw fracture, Randy Orton has done everything in his power to show the entire WWE Universe (and Drew McIntyre), that he is the alpha dog. The recent pinfall victory that Orton managed to steal from Drew McIntyre, helped to assert Orton’s dominance and veteran status, and also served to get into the current WWE Champions head.

Recently, Randy gave Drew three punt kicks to the head, which ultimately took McIntyre out of the Payback pay-per-view, because of the hairline jaw fracture. The feud between these two men has boiled over so much that the two recently got into a heated brawl on  Monday Night Raw, as the show went off the air.

This past week, Orton was making a statement to the WWE Champion, while locked inside the WWE Hell in a Cell chamber, and the WWE ThunderDome, along with the entire WWE universe witnessed as McIntyre tried to cut his way through the steel, to get into the cage.

Drew McIntyre can have one of the great WWE Title reigns

The determination that McIntyre has to get into the chamber is an accurate symbolization of just how determined the WWE Champion is to walk out of WWE Hell in the Cell as the victor, even if it means he must first go through hell to get there.

This Sunday, at Hell in the Cell, the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre will once again defend his title against The Viper, Randy Orton, and here is why McIntyre will come out with the win.

Drew McIntyre needs to continue to make his statement as being one of the best WWE Champions in WWE history, and winning at WWE Hell in a Cell will do just that. Drew’s story, from failure to triumph is one that will certainly go down in the history books, as it depicts the tenacity necessary to become and to stay a champion in the WWE.

Part of what makes Drew McIntyre’s title reign so epic, is the fact that he has opened up about the struggles and losses he went through with being released from the WWE back in 2014. While this played as a massive roadblock in his WWE career for a few short years, McIntyre’s return came both swiftly and with a vengeance.

Although Randy has gained a recent pinfall on the championship recently, ending Drew’s almost year-long winning streak, this is just one diminutive crack in McIntyre’s foundation as champion.

Drew McIntyre would make the ultimate statement by beating Randy Orton at WWE Hell in a Cell

Regardless, the current WWE Champion has made various statements to show that he is a defending champion, which is shown through all of his successful title defenses. Being a champion means that you are in a constant cycle of proving to the world exactly why you deserve to be on top, by taking on any competitor that comes your way. With more than half a dozen successful title defenses, two of which are against The Viper, Randy Orton,  it’s evident that McIntrye has both the heart and the desire to remain on top.

If McIntrye is able to vanquish Orton once again, at the illustrious WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, he would be making the ultimate statement necessary to solidify his reign as WWE Champion, especially since Orton has won four of the seven Hell in a Cell matches that he has competed in.

Drew McIntyre will win at Hell in the Cell because it is time for Randy Orton to retire. There is no denying the fact that Randy Orton is a true veteran, especially when it comes to the Hell in the Cell match, since he has been in seven throughout his prestigious career.

While Orton has tenure within the WWE, he’s the last of a dying breed, the end of an era if you will. Orton has been a part of the WWE since his debut way back on April 25, 2002, which was over 18 years ago! No doubt, Randy has left his imprints in the WWE for a lifetime, regardless of the debate on whether Orton is worthy, since he was simply given his opportunity to be a part of the WWE roster, thanks to his Hall of Famer father, Cowboy Bob.

Randy Orton is the youngest ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion and has also held the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Champion, the SmackDown Tag Team Champion, and the World Tag Team Champion during his career in the WWE. Orton is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner and a Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner.

When Randy faced the WWE Champion at Clash of Champions for the title, Orton was defeated by McIntyre once again, partly thanks to several legends’ assistance. Randy got beat up by Christian in the backstage area, then The Big Show choke slammed Orton through the announcer’s desk at ringside. Shawn Michaels also ended up pushing Orton off of the roof of the ambulance, causing him to fall, and Ric Flair drove the ambulance out of the arena after McIntyre Claymore kicked Orton for the last time to retain the WWE Championship.

Randy Orton can pass the torch to Drew McIntyre at WWE Hell in a Cell

For sure these four men intervened in the match to get revenge on Orton for the times Orton has injured each one of these men with their very one punt kicks to the head, but the symbolism and possible foreshadowing that comes into play with all of these legends coming back to finish off Orton is prominent.

With his legacy stamped in WWE history, it is finally time for Randy to pass the torch down to equally eager and deserving competitors, to take charge, full speed ahead with the baton in their hands. McIntyre is the wrestler eagerly stretching his fingers out to take the baton from Randy, even if that means he might have to Claymore kick Randy in the head again, in order to pry the baton from Orton’s lifeless hands.

The Chosen One, Drew McIntyre will win this Sunday, because it allows him to make a great statement to the entire world that shows how hard work trumps family ties. If this were not enough, Drew winning at Hell in the Cell also makes for the perfect blowoff. The feud between McIntyre and Orton is going on its third pay-per-view match, which is seldomly seen within the WWE, especially since the rematch clause was revoked from contract stipulations a few years ago.

Even still, this rivalry continuously delivers, but as the year rears to an end, it’s time to switch up the angles, just as the WWE Draft symbolizes.

With so much new talent on the Raw roster, there is plenty of fresh and new competition for McIntyre to create more statement-making storylines with, that will add to his ever-growing, successful WWE Championship reign. Some potential challengers in the making for Drew’s title can include AJ Styles and Tucker (who has the potential to break out as a single’s competitor on Raw), both new acquisitions to Monday Night Raw.

Drew McIntyre has already proven he can beat Randy Orton

Before we can look ahead to McIntyre’s new competitor, he must first annihilate Orton in their WWE Hell in a Cell match this Sunday. It will be a daunting task for McIntrye, but his hot-headed nature will make it easier to get the job done, as Orton has tapped McIntyre’s last nerve one time too many, leaving the current WWE Champion with a serious score to settle.

Drew McIntyre has proven he has the skill set necessary to lay Randy to rest, as he is a future legend in the making himself. Coming out as the winner this Sunday will cement McIntyre’s legacy in the WWE, and will be the perfect ending to the McIntrye vs. Orton storyline (for the time being at least).

This matchup has high expectations, and there isn’t a doubt in the world about whether or not they will deliver. Previous matchups let us know that we will be seeing the most ruthless sides of both men, as McIntrye has reached his limit with Randy, while Randy feels as at home in the WWE Hell in a Cell chamber.

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Regardless, the WWE Champion, Drew McIntrye will come out the winner at the end of the night because he needs to make a statement to the entire Raw roster. McIntyre also needs to put an end to Randy Orton by putting him into retirement, and beating Randy at Hell in the Cell is the perfect final nail in the coffin for their story angle. Will Drew McIntrye be able to accomplish the unthinkable this Sunday?