RAW roster – 5 Biggest threats to Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship at the moment
Now that the WWE 2020 Draft is in the books, the RAW roster has been set in stone, and so has the WWE SmackDown roster. The RAW roster has benefited from a lot of heavy hitters joining the brand, in addition to the WWE Superstars who did not move places, and you know that each one of these WWE Superstars will be eyeing the prize that Drew McIntyre currently holds.
So, let’s glance across the WWE RAW roster and check out all of the likely contenders who could come for Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship. Be sure to name the one you think is most likely from this lot to dethrone Drew McIntyre in the comments section below.
So, without further ado, let’s look at the most recent monstrous addition to the RAW roster.
Note: Bray Wyatt may be a member of the RAW roster, but it may be, for now, wise to keep him away from Drew McIntyre, as opposed to these other five not-so-gentle men.
#5 The Monster of the RAW roster- Braun Strowman
At WWE Draft 2020, Braun Strowman was drafted to the RAW brand but rest assured that this isn’t his first rodeo on WWE’s flagship show. In case you remember, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns waged many titanic battles on RAW and even more recently, Braun Strowman showed up on RAW Underground to mix it up with Dabba Kato. Now that he’s firmly entrenched in the RAW roster, chances are that he will be in the title picture very soon indeed.
There are very few human beings on the face of the planet that size up to Drew McIntyre, much less dwarf him, and Braun Strowman is one such individual. Remember that the new addition to the RAW roster has previously defeated Goldberg clean, which is a feat that very few have really accomplished.
#4 Could The Miz win the Money in the Bank contract and then come for Drew McIntyre next?
With all due respect to Otis, it does seem like his trial is a way to wrest the Money in the Bank contract away from his grasp and into the hands of someone who could be a more believable contender for someone like The Miz, who could be a legitimate challenger to someone like Drew McIntyre. Sure, The Miz may not necessarily size up to Drew McIntyre in the same way that maybe Randy Orton does, but at the same time, he is wily and he is conniving.
Also, the real thrill of a battle between The Miz and Drew McIntyre could be on the microphone because few can hold their own in a promo battle with The Miz, and Drew McIntyre may be one of the select few that can. So, here’s the proposed timeline- Otis loses his contract to The Miz, The Miz cashes in, and then maybe Otis wins The Royal Rumble and challenges The Miz?
#3 Could Keith Lee be next in line for the WWE Championship?
Very few people have made the instant impact in the RAW brand in the manner that Keith Lee has and it won’t be out of the realm of possibility for him to enter the WWE Championship picture very soon. Many people have compared him to Mark Henry because of his size and strength, but with all due respect to the ‘World’s Strongest Man’, Keith Lee mixes up those two ingredients with a lethal dose of agility as well, meaning that he could definitely be a part of the WWE Championship mix soon.
Yes, the ascent of Drew McIntyre to the top of the mountain was a smooth ride, with a gradual build as he went from heel to babyface and even eliminated Brock Lesnar during the Royal Rumble. In the case of Keith Lee, him entering the WWE Championship picture could be a lot more sudden, which in turn would make his ascent very exciting. Maybe a heel turn is coming soon for the big man?
#2 Could we see an AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre dream feud?
Drew McIntyre has been very vocal about a potential feud with AJ Styles and even went to the extent of lamenting how the stars never aligned for a Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles feud in an interview:
The number 1, I guess I would say is AJ Styles. It happened again. I don’t know what the deal is with him and I. We’re always like ships in the night, we keep missing each other. Be it, I’m away from WWE, I got to Impact Wrestling, he’s going going, we’re both doing independent shows, it can’t quite work out or he’s on or I’m off, or he’s off. He comes back to WWE. I come back to WWE. We’re both on RAW and we’re both bad guys but finally, I’m a good guy and he’s a bad guy. It’s going to happen, he disappears to SmackDown. So I guess we’ll have to wait for that match still.
Drew McIntyre is finally a babyface on RAW and AJ Styles is a heel on the same brand.
Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles is a definite possibility.
#1 Drew McIntyre has unfinished business with Randy Orton
Even though Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton may be the fiercest of rivals on-screen, one thing you need to keep in mind is that Drew McIntyre has the utmost admiration and respect for The Viper, as you can see in the video above. The two men will clash inside Hell in a Cell, and it’s very unlikely that Randy Orton will lose to the champ for the third time.
If you remember, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton first clashed at SummerSlam, where Drew McIntyre was victorious and then Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton clashed at Clash of Champions in an ambulance match, where Drew McIntyre did need backup but emerged as the victor.
From Keith Lee to Jeff Hardy, there are so many babyfaces that Randy Orton could potentially work with and elevate, and for him to do this, he needs the title around his waist.
And so it is very likely that Randy Orton will defeat Drew McIntyre at WWE Hell in a Cell, inside the dreaded structure.