According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE are planning a massive storyline around the WWE Championship for the post-Survivor Series season.
On the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer cited that Drew McIntyre and Sheamus were set to clash over the red brand’s top prize into the Royal Rumble stemming from their interaction on the November 16 Raw.
Backstage, Sheamus presented the Scot with a storage chest which included an array of gifts. Two of those trinkets were a sword and a kilt. Though it was unknown at the time why Sheamus had given McIntyre the items, more was explained following the broadcast on Raw Talk.
Appearing as a guest, the former WWE Champion explained his actions and cited that he was trying to inspire his Scottish cohort ahead of the huge championship match which served as the main event.
All seemed well until the sly talent brought McIntyre’s late mother into the conversation, stating how close they were.
Dave Meltzer noted that speculation of Sheamus costing Drew on Monday was false because rather than pulling the trigger straight away, WWE want a slow burning feud that won’t fizzle out before February and the onset of Drew’s WrestleMania tale.
Earlier this year, Drew McIntyre spoke to Sports Illustrated about his close friendship with Sheamus and how he would love that to roll over onto television:
“We were the top feud in Europe before we both signed with WWE in 2007. We came to America together, wrestled in Florida Championship Wrestling together, and we were both heavyweight champions there.
The night I won the Intercontinental title, he won the heavyweight title. Obviously, his career took off and mine took a downward spiral. We could include so many parts of our past in that feud that have never been featured on television.”
Whether Sheamus will have an impact on McIntyre’s big bout against Roman Reigns at WWE Survivor Series on November 22 remains to be seen, but one way or another, it appears the WWE Championship will either be placed in the Highlands or be bestowed with the luck of the Irish as we enter 2021.