Drew McIntyre made his surprising return from injury at the WWE Royal Rumble. The Scottish Warrior had missed some time because of a nagging neck problem. WWE had big plans for Drew before he got hurt. Those are not off the table by any means.
Roman Reigns is currently involved in a feud with WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg. Goldberg returned on SmackDown to challenge the Tribal Chief for the Universal Championship at Elimination Chamber. Reigns is also on his way to a WrestleMania showdown with Brock Lesnar. Roman’s dominance has further established SmackDown as The Big Dog’s yard.
WWE’s creative team and booking staff are still very high on Drew McIntyre. The plan is to eventually have him feud with Roman Reigns. WWE has been very selective with Roman’s opponents and how they are built up. Dave Meltzer discussed how the company plans to handle it on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio.
“They like him, and he’s being groomed for Roman Reigns. It’s down the line. So, the people who are groomed for Roman Reigns are going to be protected until they get to Roman Reigns. He’s not 100%. He’s going to do TVs, he’s not going to do house shows for now.
He’s still working on rehab, it’s not like he’s fixed or anything. But, you know, he is back on TV which, I mean, he’ll do the match with Moss in Saudi Arabia and probably wrestle Corbin at WrestleMania most likely and I’m going to guess that he’ll probably run through them.”
Fans shouldn’t expect Drew McIntyre to do much other than win as he builds to his feud with Roman Reigns. Drew has proven that he can compete and perform at the main event level. WWE trusts him to work with their top star. Hopefully, it’s booked in such a way that both men come out looking strong.
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