Drew McIntyre defeated Randy Orton on this week's Monday Night Raw, winning back the WWE Championship he dropped to "The Viper" back at Hell in a Cell. "The Scottish Psychopath" appeared in a backstage interview shortly after the show, in which he celebrated the beginning of his second reign as world champion. The big man stated, "I don't even know how to put it into words. Every time I hear 'Drew McIntyre, WWE Champion,' it never gets old. It feels like the first time. It's the second time I've held the title and I feel exactly the same as I did winning it the first time. The only thing that makes it that much sweeter is defeating Randy Orton.
"After everything we've been through, everything he put me through personally... to taking my title from me at Hell in a Cell, this bout fell pretty freaking good," he added, before turning his attention to his match with Roman Reigns at Survivor Series. "I think I've got the words for this one. You told me to go get a title, Roman. I went and got a title, see you Sunday."
He then took to Twitter to thank his fans.
It’s easy to talk about what’s next. But for tonight I’m thinking about what it is. Proud of my match tonight on #WWERaw. I’m never going to take this responsibility or this feeling for granted pic.twitter.com/cm4gQYtRVe— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) November 17, 2020
As for his match on Sunday, Reigns has yet to respond to the news. His "special counsel" Paul Heyman gave a statement instead.
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"Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is @PaulHeyman and I serve as #SpecialCounsel to YOUR Reigns-ing Defending Undisputed @WWE #UniversalHeavyweightChampion @romanreigns," he wrote on Instagram. "Please be advised, #RomanReigns is fully prepared for @dmcintyrewwe this Sunday. In fact, the uncontroverted Single Biggest Superstar in all of #WWE, indeed all of Sports Entertainment looks forward to his victory over #DrewMcIntyre this Sunday at #SurvivorSeries."
Check out the updated card for Sunday's Survivor Series below:
- WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
- Men's Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match: Team Raw (Keith Lee, AJ Styles, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins, TBD)
- Women's Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce) vs. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, TBD)
- Raw Women's Champion Asuka vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks
- United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
- Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits
- The Undertaker's "Final Farewell" appearance