Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton would be perfect additions for WarGames

WWE, Randy Orton (Photo credit should read AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)
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If WarGames is meant to include two teams of five wrestlers, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton are ripe for the picking come Survivor Series. 

It looks like WarGames are back on heading into the 2023 edition of Survivor Series. While fans didn’t get William Regal to deliver the iconic line, WWE Raw General Manager Adam Pearce was well prepared to lay down the stipulation heading into the big event. Two teams are formed, but are they complete? If not, there are two options to fill out the rosters in Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton ready for the selecting.

The current plan is for The Judgement Day comprised of Damian Priest, Finn Balor, JD McDonaugh, and Dominick Mysterio to take on Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, and Seth Rollins. That’s a great roster of top talent on WWE Raw, that continues on a story involving all eight men. But everyone knows that WarGames typically features two teams of five. If that’s going to be the case this year, McIntyre and Orton would be perfect pieces to the puzzle.

Fightful Select reported that a potential Randy Orton return from injury was slated to occur around Survivor Series. With that event two weeks away, WWE is in a race to build to his big comeback. Fans are ready to see The Viper back in action after more than a year away. Slotting him into this match also opens the door for some interesting matches in the future. He doesn’t have to be a long term ally to any of the men involved, as Orton versus Rhodes or Rollins are both potential big matches in the near future.

An Orton return would also tie into McIntyre’s current issues with Rollins. McIntyre wants the WWE World Championship to make up for the time when he was on top without a crowd to watch. One of his biggest foils during that run was none other than Orton himself. Imagine the situation where he once again interjects himself into McIntyre’s business – pushing him further down the big heel turn that is to come. He won’t join The Judgement Day, but he could certainly partner with them long enough to get his hands back on Rollins.

What’s important to watch for is whether WWE introduces Orton as a team member in advance or as a surprise. Rumors of CM Punk’s potential return or lack thereof continues to swirl, and with this event being in Chicago WWE must know that things can go badly if expectations aren’t managed. Bringing Orton back in advance of the match will help avoid any lofty thoughts that the city’s favorite son would make a jump to WWE as a major surprise.

WWE came out of Crown Jewel and immediately kicked things into gear for the next big PPV. With three big matches slotted for the show already, fans can expect some awesome matches. If Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton are fit into the equation, there’s not only a chance for this to be a memorable main event, but a match that opens the doors to several new storylines.

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