Roman Reigns will now face Drew McIntyre at WWE Survivor Series 2020 after the latter won the title for a second time.
When we saw Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns face off on Friday Night SmackDown last week, we knew that this would need to be the match at WWE Survivor Series 2020. Fans were so hyped after seeing McIntyre show up on SmackDown and trade words with the biggest star in wrestling that they wouldn’t accept anything less than McIntyre vs. Reigns at Survivor Series.
McIntyre stayed true to his word. After watching closely over the WWE Championship, including thwarting a Miz cash-in a couple of weeks ago, McIntyre defeated Randy Orton in a WWE Title match for the third time, closing the main event of Raw as the show’s top star once again.
As impressive as McIntyre’s win was and as wonderful as he’s been this year, there can only be one winner at Survivor Series. And that man is Reigns, who has been the most compelling wrestler in WWE since returning with a new gimmick, turning heel, and aligning himself with Paul Heyman.
Reigns’ matches with Jey Uso at Clash of Champions and Hell in a Cell will go down in history as two of the greatest ever from a storytelling standpoint. He and Jey had us hooked for weeks, and they still do with this current path to forming the Bloodline stable on Friday nights.
McIntyre will beat Reigns one day. I am sure of that. And it will be one hell of a moment when he does so in front of fans cheering him on against WWE’s current top star and ultimate heel.
That time isn’t now, though. Reigns and McIntyre need to put on a classic that is worth the price of admission and that can keep up with the show-stealer Sasha Banks and Asuka will surely have at Survivor Series.
But at the end of that amazing match, Reigns needs to have his hands raised. Whether it was Randy Orton or McIntyre as his opponent from Raw in this champion vs. champion match, Reigns needs to be the one winning. The Big Dog should not lose a match until at least WrestleMania 37, because the longer his run goes and his dominance extends, the more it will do for the person who defeats him – whether that is Big E (my preference) or someone else.
There’s no doubt that Reigns and McIntyre will have an awesome match next Sunday, and I’m actually even more excited about their second face-off on SmackDown a couple of days before the Pay Per View. We need an amazing promo battle between them, especially since it will be a moment for McIntyre to prove he can hang with both Heyman and the best character in WWE right now.
But Reigns needs to win. McIntyre and every other superstar in WWE needs to see just how difficult it will be to defeat the Tribal Chief.