It has been the biggest storyline in WWE over the past few months, ever since Drew McIntyre eliminated Brock Lesnar en route to winning the 2020 Royal Rumble match and despite the fact that there was no audience in attendance to witness the first-ever Scottish WWE Champion’s coronation, the company still opted to pull the trigger on his push to the top of the mountain.
It wasn’t a straight forward match for the former NXT Champion, instead, it looked as though Brock Lesnar was about to brush aside another one of his challengers when he was able to kick out of the first Claymore Kick of the match and then deliver a number of F5’s to his challenger but when he was unable to secure a pin, frustration set in.
Paul Heyman was at ringside shouting for his client to continue to deliver F5’s until McIntyre couldn’t kick out, but the momentary hesitation from the reigning WWE Champion was seemingly his downfall since McIntyre was able to dodge his next attempt and deliver another Claymore. This obviously wasn’t enough to keep The Beast down, so McIntyre went back to the well and delivered two more of his signature maneuvers before he was able to keep Lesnar down for the pin and a historic victory.
McIntyre has been destined to become WWE Champion ever since he was seen as The Chosen One by Vince McMahon when he was just 22-years-old. While his journey to the Championship has been much longer than many other stars, it’s no less deserved.
Rumors surrounding WrestleMania stated that WWE may not have gone through with the Championship change since there was no audience, but this just added to the shock factor as McIntyre was able to follow in Rollins’ footsteps and dethrone The Beast at WrestleMania.