2020 WWE Most Valuable Performer: Drew McIntyre

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

2020 was an exciting year for many WWE stars. Although, the year was an outstanding year, for now, two-time WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.

At the beginning of the year, Drew McIntyre was still fighting and climbing for the opportunity to become who he is today. However, Drew has been on the run of his career in 2020. By the end of the year, Drew McIntyre is the current WWE Champion in his second reign and was just awarded Male and Overall Superstar of the Year Slammy awards.

He has earned everything that he has received this year. Drew McIntyre’s fall from being the chosen one of the company to being released to finally becoming the WWE Champion is one of the best stories to date. He showed up at the 2020 Royal Rumble and showed that he meant business early by eliminating then WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.

With one deviant claymore, Drew put a stop to Lesnar’s dominance thus far in the match. The fans went wild for McIntyre and at that moment, you knew his moment was coming. Drew went on to win the rumble last eliminating Roman Reigns to earn his WrestleMania 36 spot. Unfortunately, the pandemic would cause WrestleMania to go on with no fans for the first time ever.

However, Drew McIntyre and the rest of the WWE roster weren’t going to let the fans down. WrestleMania 36 proved to be one of the most unique and put on not one but two nights of solid matches. In the final match of the second night, Drew McIntyre finally had his chance. A chance that he wasted no time in taking.

Within less than five minutes, Drew McIntyre put away “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, in an impressive fashion. Vince McMahon’s prophecy of Drew as the chosen one was finally true. If anybody doubted him, Big Show came out to challenge Drew after the match and was beaten down as well. Drew went on to dominate as the WWE Champion for over 200 days beating the likes of Dolph Ziggler, Bobby Lashley, and Seth Rollins.

Things would get rocky for Drew when he let Randy Orton get into his head. The feud between the two was one of the most brutal to date. The two tore each other apart for months with Drew having the upper hand at first. He defeated Randy at SummerSlam and again at Clash of the Champions in an ambulance match.

Randy would eventually have Drew’s number at Hell In A Cell. However, Drew didn’t waste much time in Claymoring his way into a rematch. As he told The Miz, nobody would beat Randy Orton besides him. When Drew did get his rematch against Randy, he defeated him once again to become the WWE Champion a second time.

Drew will most likely be the one to finish off 2020 as the WWE Champion. If there is anything to learn about Drew McIntyre, it is that he has no quit. Drew is the definition of a true fighter and will continue to be a dominant threat for years to come. He was awarded the superstar of the year award and I don’t see any better choice.

Despite losing to “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns at Survivor Series, Drew hasn’t been stunted at all. He has gone on to prove himself against AJ Styles and The Miz. As for Roman, he will be waiting for that rematch against Roman Reigns in the future. Until then, he will continue dominating as the WWE Champion.

Overall, Drew McIntyre’s year has been a standout among multiple promotions. He has been on the top of his game and has been a leader during these tough, weird times in WWE. As for 2020 goes, Drew McIntyre should be remembered as the Most Valuable Performer for not just WWE, but in all of the business.

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Knowing what Drew McIntyre is capable of, we may be writing this same article a year from now. Things are only get started and Drew is just now getting fired up.