After closing the practice Bobby Lashley quickly enough, WWE champion Drew McIntyre wasted no time and immediately found his new challenger in the last episode of the red show. Just in the last episode of the red show aired this night on the USA Network TV screens, Dolph Ziggler made his debut in the rings of Monday Night Raw, with the former World Champion who immediately challenged the maximum champion of the roster, going to get a sensational match titled in the company's next PPV: Extreme Rules.
Apparently, however, Dolph Ziggler should be just a small effort to get the champion to the summer Big Four, or SummerSlam, with the federation that has thus opted for the blond returning from Smackdown, which should, therefore, be a "simple" momentary withdrawal for the sample.
According to what was reported in the last hours by the Wrestling Observer journalist, Dave Meltzer, one of the most authoritative sources in the world of pro-wrestling, WWE would have already selected Randy Orton as a future opponent of McIntyre, with The Viper who after having beaten Edge blatantly to Backlash, it could thus reach its nth reign titled in WWE.
WWE’s SummerSlam plans for Drew McIntyre
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed RAW’s current championship climate. It seems that Randy Orton is on top of the card and it’s only a matter of time before he wants a title to show for it.
“They’re setting people up for Randy because the big destination is Drew McIntyre and Randy I think at SummerSlam”. It was noted that nobody has confirmed this, but it is pretty evident in the booking. The company is obviously building both McIntyre and Orton up.
It also seems as if both are being given Extreme Rules opponents who will elevate them. Upon returning to WWE's main roster in 2018, Drew McIntyre won the Raw Tag Team Championship with Dolph Ziggler, became the winner of the 2020 men's Royal Rumble match, and defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, while also becoming the thirty-first Triple Crown champion in the process.
He is also the only Briton to hold a world championship in WWE. He is a one-time WWE Champion, a one-time Intercontinental Champion and a two-time WWE (Raw) Tag Team Champion. He performed as Drew Galloway outside of WWE from 2001–2007 and again from 2014–2017, most notably with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was a one-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion and one-time Impact Grand Champion.