Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre‘s heel alliance ended on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW leading to a match between them that marked McIntyre’s first defeat since his WWE return, including his glorious NXT run.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the split in detail, assuring that everything is going according to the plan specially chalked for Drew. While the split officially marks the beginning of The Scottish Psychopath’s huge push as a singles star in WWE, things could go downhill for The Showoff.
“It’s like they’re going to pull the trigger on McIntyre, it’s just a question of when. This was going to happen. Unfortunately, even though Ziggler won that match, he’s looking like he’s gonna be — it’ ain’t gonna be as bad as Aiden English, but you know what I’m saying.”
“He’s going to be fading down and McIntyre is going to be going up and that’s how it was always going to be since day one that they used Ziggler kinda like how the story was.”
“They used Ziggler to, his role was to be there, they could dominate the tag team scene and they’re gonna break McIntyre into a singles guy, a top guy — and it’s worked. Everything’s been exactly like they want it to be. It came outa nowhere, but it was there.” – he said via Ringside News
McIntyre already made his presence felt on the main roster by defeating Hall of Famer Kurt Angle on RAW in what was later deemed to be a “passing of the torch match” in disguise.
Over the past few weeks, WWE has also been featuring the devastating Claymore Kick. At Survivor Series, Drew eliminated Samoa Joe with a single shot of his finisher in the opening minutes of the 10-on-10 Men’s Elimination Match.
It’s only a matter of time that McInytre is crowned WWE Universal Champion to become the new face of the company in the absence of Roman Reigns. WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry recently said that Drew is set to become World Champion in 2019.