On Friday’s edition of SmackDown, Drew McIntyre shocked the wrestling world when he appeared on the blue brand to confront WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
Despite no longer being WWE Champion after losing his strap to Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell, McIntyre strode onto the Friday Night SmackDown stage to interrupt a Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman promo.
Following barbs thrown by both men, the Scot vowed that he would be the one stepping up against ‘The Tribal Chief’ at Survivor Series on November 22 and reminded the champion that not only had he eliminated him from this year’s Royal Rumble Match, but he defeated Brock Lesnar in five minutes at WrestleMania – quicker than Roman had managed.
The appearance of Jey Uso followed next who verbally assaulted ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ and challenged him to a bout later in the evening. The act earned Uso a dressing down from Roman for didn’t like that his cousin has acted on his own.
Aiming to send a message to Randy Orton, Drew battled Jey Uso in an all-out brawl and eventually prevailed with a hard Claymore as ‘The Head of the Table’ watched on.
Subsequent to the bout, both McIntyre and Reigns went face-to-face, with the champion telling Drew to get a title and they’ll talk.
Oddly, WWE seem to have put more effort into hyping Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns at Survivor Series rather than Randy Orton. With Dave Melzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter detailing this was always the plan for November 22, it’s now very possible we could see a huge championship change on Monday’s Raw.
You can read all the results from Friday Night SmackDown here.