Earlier today, WrestlingNews.co reported that last Friday’s plan was for Randy Orton to keep his WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre in tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
Dave Meltzer points out on Twitter that something that will make sense will happen at the end of the match.
Meltzer wrote on Twitter, “Anyway, during the discussion on last night’s show about McIntyre’s appearance on Smackdown, it all makes sense at the end of tonight’s show. At least at this point. ”
Here is what Melzer said on Wrestling Observer radio:
“The only thing I can think of is that they obviously did this to make you think Drew McIntyre won the title, so join in on Monday to watch him win the title. This is certainly very viable in the sense that you have built the match with Reigns. The whole show builds a match with Reigns and Drew McIntyre. I would be relatively sure that at some point they will make this match. If they don̵
If they create Reigns vs. McIntyre for WrestleMania, that would mean that The Rock will not be on this show. Reigns against Rock will be a natural feud and Rock seems interested. However, if WWE is able to gain a limited number of Mania fans due to the limitations of COVID, then it would be logical to keep Reigns against Rock until WrestleMania 38.
In a related note, it appears that Orton’s long-term plans may change. WrestleVotes announced today that “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt is considered Orton’s new WrestleMania opponent. Previously, WWE was looking at Orton, who is defending the WWE Championship against Edge in this show.