Drew McIntyre will win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 40

Drew McIntyre is doing some of the best work of his career and WWE needs to make sure he's not only re-signed, but made a champion at WrestleMania 40.

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With Elimination Chamber a few days away, this is a big show in the build to WrestleMania 40. One point to watch closely is who wins the men’s Elimination Chamber match. The six men are battling for a shot against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40. Looking at the full roster of participants, not only is Drew McIntyre the right man to get the win, but he will also be the one to take that World Heavyweight Championship off Rollins’s waist in April.

There are a few things the professional wrestling community will agree upon. But one thing that sits on that current list is that the work Drew McIntyre is doing is fantastic. In fact, it’s the best that he’s done in his entire career, especially during his time with WWE.

McIntyre is playing the gray area perfectly. Yes, he’s doing some underhanded things, but his gripes are all very valid. We’ve all been that spurned employee, staring at a coworker who continues to get away with everything and the people around them who do nothing. McIntyre is the villain that is partly right. And it’s working.

Putting the title on McIntyre at WrestleMania makes perfect sense. First, this allows Rollins to get some time off. He’s healing from an MCL injury and WWE is taking precautions to make sure he can go at Mania 40. However, the shift in plans may create a situation where he wrestles twice over the weekend. The story is there to set the stage for McIntyre to defeat him, allowing him to take some time away to recover after carrying much of WWE for years.

Second, there’s a big angle waiting for McIntyre on the other side. CM Punk. Drew McIntyre versus CM Punk as the main feud on WWE Raw is a perfect angle coming out of WrestleMania. If Punk is out six to eight months, that creates enough space for his big return and to be the man to be McIntyre’s big foil. Raw has several babyfaces that could rise to the top as opponents for McIntyre. Think about men like Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, and even a Chad Gable. The opportunity is there, but the real battle that everyone wants to see would be Punk versus McIntyre.

The big question is whether McIntyre has re-signed with WWE. There are reports out that he hasn’t but the two sides want to come to an agreement. If McIntyre wants to stay, WWE (read: Endeavor) must make the moves to keep him a part of the roster. Much like professional athletes in other industries, he’s performing at a high level in a career year, and WWE should reward him with not only a big contract but a big spot as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the end of WrestleMania 40.