In the January 13 episode of Raw, Drew McIntyre defeated AJ Styles and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat match. In the episode of Raw on January 20 McIntyre faced Randy Orton but the match ended in a no-contest due to the intervention of the O.C.
(AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson). On January 26, at Royal Rumble, McIntyre won the Royal Rumble match by eliminating Roman Reigns (belonging to the SmackDown roster) last. The following evening, in Raw, after declaring that he wanted to take on Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, McIntyre defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a 2-on-1 Handicap match, then being attacked by Lesnar himself with an F-5.
At this point the Scotsman cemented his Turn Face. In the episode of Raw on February 3 McIntyre defeated the 24/7 Champion Mojo Rawley in a few seconds in an untitled match. In a recent interview with BBC, he discussed his WrestleMania 36 match against Brock Lesnar: “WrestleMania is our World Cup, it’s our FA Cup final.
There will be 80,000 people there and I have a guaranteed World Title Match. I was the first ever Scottish guy to win the Royal Rumble, the first every British guy to win it and hopefully I’ll be the first ever Scottish World Champion”.