Tuesday, April 14, 2020

So It's McIntyre v Rollins...

At the end of Raw we saw Seth Rollins attack WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre.

It's interesting because heading into 2019's WrestleMania 35 I argued that Seth Rollins should win the WWE Title from Brock Lesnar (he did), and that the man to defeat him for the title should be Drew McIntyre.

Of course Seth's face run got derailed by a misguided match with "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt. WWE underestimated how HOT folks were for The Fiend, and how a non-finish where Seth retained his title wasn't going to fly.

That led to a misguided title run for The Fiend, and caused Seth as to absolutely crater as a hero.

At the same time, Drew Mc seemed to be increasingly lost in the shuffle and at some points I thought his sure-fire future as a franchise villain wasn't going to happen.

All this to say, things have actually worked out for both since but just in an unexpected way.

Somewhere along the line Seth Rollins became "The Monday Night Messiah" and is doing arguably the best work of his WWE career. That run was directly inspired by his failure as top face and WWE Champion.

Leading into the 2020 Royal Rumble, WWE set Drew McIntyre up to be the hero of the people along with a crowd participation deal by having the "WWE Universe" count along with him before he hits the devastating Claymore Kick

They did all the right things in the Rumble itself to set Drew up for success (he ends Brock's reign of terror in the Rumble, Roman Reigns takes the heat for eliminating Edge, and then Drew gets to eliminate Roman). It really was the perfect scenario.

Now we are here, and it looks like Raw has a pretty hot situation brewing around the WWE Title. They didn't get there the way I thought they would or should. They didn't get there in the timing I thought either, but they have gotten there and I think the heroic Drew McIntyre defending against the delusional Seth Rollins is going to be an interesting main event program.