This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW featured a Tag Team Battle Royal to determine the #1 Contender for the RAW Tag Team Championships. As it turned out, The B-Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) emerged victorious and will now face current RAW Tag Team Champions, The Deleters of Worlds (Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt) at the Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View on June 17, 2018.
Although The B-Team won the match, the team of Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler were the favourites to pick up the victory. Instead, their tag team title hopes were crushed when Ziggler was the first man to be eliminated from the match by Tyler Breeze courtesy of a drop-kick. However, seconds later, instead of leaving the ring, McIntyre took out his frustrations on the other tag teams present inside the ring and Ziggler joined the party and laid waste to the other competitors before heading to the back with his partner.
Post-match, Renee Young interviewed Ziggler and McIntyre backstage. McIntyre stood silent and Ziggler did all of the talking.
The feeling in the air indicates that the McIntyre and Ziggler could be splitting up sooner than expected. The duo had managed to get enough heat since the Superstar Shakeup and were considered the favorites to challenge Hardy and Wyatt for the RAW Tag Team Championships at Money In The Bank. As it appears, McIntyre will be getting a big singles push sooner than later. It is to be noted that CEO of WWE, Vince McMahon buys into well-built tall wrestlers worthy enough to be portrayed as championship material. McMahon absolutely likes McIntyre and sees him in the main event of WrestleMania in 2-3 years.
McIntyre’s gimmick has undoubtedly come a long way since his early days on the WWE main roster to going back to NXT, winning championships, building himself and finally coming back to the main roster at his peak. McIntyre is in exceptional shape and could be the frontrunner to acquire the top prize in WWE.
Noteworthy mention: Ziggler is clearly the weak-link here. Earlier, Big Cass turned on Enzo Amore as the latter ruined opportunities after opportunities thereby restraining the team as a whole to become the RAW Tag Team Champions. It is likely that history will repeat itself in the form of McIntyre ditching Ziggler to kickstart his singles career on the main roster.