WWE champion Drew McIntyre received a new challenge for WWE's next July PPV, Extreme Rules, with a sensational new opponent who came knocking on his door, after some time without such a great opportunity for him. We are talking about the new arrival at Monday Night Raw, Dolph Ziggler, who opened the last episode of the red show by challenging the absolute champion of the WWE Monday evening show, leaving the audience surprised and amazed, with the response of the champion who did not it is slow to arrive, confirming once again how Drew McIntyre is a real "fighting Champion", as only a few can be defined.
The sensational challenge came without any clue that could make anyone understand anything on the eve of tonight's event, with Dolph Ziggler who displaced everyone by appearing at the beginning of the episode of Monday Night Raw and going straight to the point.
Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler set for Extreme Rules
During the opening segment of the show, in fact, Dolph confirmed that he had passed the ranks of the company's red roster, just as happened to his former teammate Robert Roode, who has not yet shown up in Raw, however.
According to what is assured by several sites in the sector, such as Ringside News, the Canadian superstar should return to the rings of Monday Night Raw shortly, when the problems with the borders between Canada and the USA will be completely solved due to the pandemic.
As we said, after claiming to have gone on Raw's roster, as already done by AJ Styles in the reverse path that led him to Smackdown and the Intercontinental title, Dolph Ziggler also challenged the WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, who shortly after accepted the challenge launched by Dolph Ziggler, thus making their match official for the company's next pay-per-view, to be held on July 19th at Extreme Rules.
It makes sense if the promotion wants to hold back some opponents for McIntyre until a point where the COVID-19 pandemic will diminish enough to allow for fans in the arenas. Big matches simply don't feel the same without a large audience reacting to what's happening in the ring.
The least the Raw creative team could have done, though, was have Ziggler prove himself through some sort of No. 1 Contender's mechanism. A championship is devalued when challengers do next to nothing to earn the opportunity to win it.