Like what intetesing feuds?Orton sets up so many interesting feuds and you can have Drew win it again WM again in front of a crowd next year provided people are allowed to attend..
Orton has sold more merch in 1 hour than Mcintyre has in his entire life. Lets not be silly here.No. McIntyre should kick Orton's head off and beat him in 4 minutes.
Orton as the champion never delivered. Vince's response to Orton not drawing? Made him champion 11 more times.
Drew is a fresh face and is doing a good job with the lemons that he has been given.
They're claiming that Edge v Orton wont happen again til Maina. Shoot me now if Orton's gonna hold the title that long!Orton is taking the gold for sure. He can't lose before his big final match with Edge or that would kill all the momentum for the match going into it. No way they book this match and have Orton come out the loser. Edge will probably take it off him by October at HIAC.
Other than Edge, there's no one for Orton to face except for Drew in a rematch. KO is a possibility but he's ice-cold again. Rey is probably not happening. Black was a great candidate but they are killing his push.
Everything is a mess, these people are lucky that Edge is back or they would have literally nothing going for them except for Sasha Banks.
Considering some of the champions we had recently : 52 year old Goldberg, 41 year old Aj Styles , 42 year old Lesnar, then I really don’t see any problem with Orton being 40.Orton has done great character work this year, but he's only had one above-average match ("The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever", at Backlash). Drew's been solid on the mic, and he's had bangers with Seth, Lashley, and even Dolph in the past two months alone. If the entire WWE title picture is going to be restricted by the culmination of a feud between two dudes in their 40s who don't need titles to be credible, everything's being booked ass-backwards. If you always revert to the "safe" veterans of the past, you'll never build new stars. Drew is one of the few under-40 male performers who have been booked really well in the past few months, and they shouldn't derail that so soon. You can even have Ric Flair in Randy's corner at SummerSlam, and have Ric accidentally cost him the match, if you want to protect Orton in defeat. Then you can have Orton punt-kick Flair on a later RAW to keep his heat.
Or you can have Drew win at SS, lose at the September PPV in a gimmick match where he doesn't eat a pin, and then win it back at Hell In A Cell (assuming they can find a different location for that PPV, as that cage probably won't fit, height-wise, in the Performance Center).
Orton's feud with Edge is personal. It's not about either of them being unbeatable, and it shouldn't be for a title. Having Orton carry that title for 7-plus months until WM37, only to drop it to Edge, is an absurd notion.
To be fair if they hadn't taken the title away from Punk we wouldn't have gotten that amazing ladder matchno, it would be like when they stripped CM punk of the WHC cause they thought Jericho vs michaels feud needed a title (it didn't, and nor does Edge/Orton).
it helps no one.
In which way is Drew a star?No. He is 40 years old, Drew is the first star they've legit made since... I guess Becky? Randy has done really well to get himself as hot as he is, and his job now should be to get Drew over doubly huge. That promo last night was a great start, if he loses after that promo it's a massive rub for McIntyre, if he beats him after that promo it's just one more WWE embarrassment. Like all those guys Cena beat who we were told would be just fine... None of those guys are fine.
KO? Rey?Like what intetesing feuds?
As OP mentioned, there's not much options on the face side either. Plus, you can do both KO and Rey feuds with Drew only face vs face, could be interesting too.
Orton is great now, but cutting Drew's legs off right now would be a mistake. They need stars. The only plausible thing here is if Randy cheats to win and Drew gets the title back later, meaning this would be a long, like 3 months feud, and actually they should go with it. By the time Drew gets the belt back, Edge could return and they could build someone else for Drew to face.
Orton needs to win because Drew's run has been a complete flop, and he's been given great booking, so the company is not to blame.Like we all saw coming, Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Summerslam was all but made official on Raw.
And when you look at it, it's the biggest match Raw can do at the moment. Drew is easily the most protected babyface they have, crushing every challenger and not losing a match all year. Meanwhile, Randy Orton is on one of the best runs of his entire career and at this moment of time is the best heel in all of wrestling.
So it makes for a big and unpredictable match. So the questions comes ups "who should win." Most people would probably say Drew to keep him strong as champion, and I can certainly get behind that.
However, let's say Drew runs through Randy at Summerslam, even if they do a rematch afterwards, who is left for Drew to face after that. He will have beaten Seth, Lashley, Dolph (LOL) and now Randy. They traded AJ who would have been a perfect challenger. So unless they call someone up from NXT or make a trade, Drew really has no one to work after Summerslam if he wins.
But if Randy wins, it's not that much better. Of the guys on the roster now, he could work with KO or Rey. Maybe Black if they decide to build him up again but that's looking unlikely now. But, at least with Randy you have a couple of options.
Ultimately I'm fine going either way because they're both at the top of their games right now but it's still a big decision to make. What would you do?