As we could see in Raw, the finale of this Monday night's episode was quite turbulent and bloody for the WWE champion. Drew McIntyre, fresh from the victory at SummerSlam against Randy Orton, was in fact heavily attacked and the feeling is that in his immediate future he will stop for a PPV.
The Legend Killer has in fact attacked the great rival with an uncontrollable fury, even giving him three Punt Kicks in a single evening. Recall that according to the WWE narrative, the legendary football of Randy Orton (in the past also forbidden) is a really lethal blow, so much so that in the past it was the cause of long injuries and in some cases even retirements (although often temporary).
The impression, confirmed by Geno Mrosko of 'Cageside Seats', is therefore now that of a WWE who wants to convey to fans the feeling of a Drew McIntyre who may have suffered permanent damage from the ferocious opponent, who in fact will no longer face him at Payback but Keith Lee (debut on the main roster).
Rumors on Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton
The seriousness of the attack suffered by the Scotsman was confirmed by WWE itself through the painful words that it entrusted to a statement. "As reported by Charly Caruso on Raw - WWE.com reads -, medical staff fear that Drew McIntyre suffered a skull fracture and potential brain hemorrhage after Randy Orton gave three ferocious Punt Kicks to the WWE champion at the early evening.
Medical officials also expressed concern over potentially life-threatening injuries [by Drew McIntyre, Ed.]. McIntyre was eventually loaded into an ambulance and transported to a local medical facility for further testing."
Clearly the whole thing is nothing more than the fruit of a storyline, and it is possible that everything was designed to give a few weeks of rest to a Drew McIntyre who has been "pulling the cart" on Raw for months.
Certainly, however, this story makes the current character of Randy Orton even more lethal and ruthless, with beneficial effects on his writing that could be seen in the rest of the year. The two superstars were at each other's throats for weeks.
Both men cut scathing promos that cut deep into the other's past, and Orton took the feud to a violent and disrespectful level when he recently assaulted legends like Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels in the ring. The attacks against those icons didn't sit well with McIntyre.