Monday, January 20, 2020

Big Match Announced For Tonight's RAW

Big Match Announced For Tonight's RAW
WWE has just announced Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton for tonight's RAW episode, which is the go-home show for Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

Orton vs. McIntyre was made after Drew pinned Orton in the Triple Threat with AJ Styles last week.

Below is WWE's announcement on Orton vs. McIntyre, along with the updated line-up for RAW:

  • Andrade defends the United States Title against Rey Mysterio in a Ladder Match
  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar returns to RAW with Paul Heyman
  • Rusev and Liv Morgan vs. Bobby Lashley and Lana
  • Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre
Randy Orton set for action against Drew McIntyre

As the Royal Rumble event approaches, Drew McIntyre has emerged as one of the favorites to triumph in the men's over-the-top-rope, 30-man battle that will send its winner to WrestleMania. He'll have another opportunity to add to his bonafides tonight when he takes on Randy Orton just one week after McIntyre pinned the 13-time World Champion in a Triple Threat Match that also included AJ Styles.

Should McIntyre repeat, it'd more than increase his betting odds to win the Men's Royal Rumble Match, but it's crucial not to underestimate Orton in this situation as well. A perennial safe bet in big matches, The Apex Predator is seemingly never more on point than he is when he's about to be counted out. Following his upstaging at the hands of McIntyre last week, he might ironically have his opponent right where he wants him.