Report: Major Feud Planned For WWE Raw
The New WWE Champion Could Be Set To Clash With The Celtic Warrior...
The big news coming out of this week's episode of WWE Raw was Drew McIntyre beating Randy Orton for the WWE Title.
That wasn't McIntyre's only involvement in the show, however, as he earlier appeared in a segment with Sheamus.
During the segment the Celtic Warrior presented the Chosen One with a chest including a sword and kilt.
Sheamus later revealed during Raw Talk that he did so in a bid to inspire McIntyre to victory against Orton, while also mentioning how close he was to Drew's mother, Angela Galloway, who passed away due to breast cancer in 2012.
The segment marked the third week in a row that Drew and Sheamus interacted backstage.
According to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, these segments are likely going to lead to a feud between the pair in the near future. There was speculation that Sheamus could potentially kickstart the feud by costing McIntyre his match with Orton, but WWE are apparently opting for a slow-build approach.
Meltzer noted that WWE is heavily emphasising the fact that they are friends and that it would make sense for Sheamus to turn on McIntyre in the storyline.
McIntyre himself told Sports Illustrated earlier this year that he believed the history between the pair would make for a great on-screen feud:
"We were the top feud in Europe before we both signed with WWE in 2007. We came to America together, wrestled in Florida Championship Wrestling together, and we were both heavyweight champions there.
The night I won the Intercontinental title, he won the heavyweight title. Obviously, his career took off and mine took a downward spiral. We could include so many parts of our past in that feud that have never been featured on television".
McIntyre is set to face current WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in the main event of Survivor Series this Sunday.