Drew McIntyre becomes a two-time WWE Champion on RAW

In the main event of Monday Night RAW, Drew McIntyre defeated Randy Orton to regain the WWE Championship.

For the second time in his career, Drew McIntyre has become WWE Champion. McIntyre and the former champion Randy Orton headlined the 11/16 episode of Monday Night RAW and after a match that went over 15 minutes, McIntyre emerged victorious to regain the championship that he lost to Orton at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view in October.

The beginning portion of their match saw Orton attempt to retain the title by count out but WWE official Adam Pearce announced that McIntyre and Orton’s match would be contested under no count outs and disqualifications.

With McIntyre’s victory, he is now going to be representing RAW at Survivor Series as he’ll take on Universal Champion Roman Reigns. McIntyre appeared on the most recent episode of SmackDown to confront Reigns about Survivor Series. McIntyre defeated Jey Uso on that show.

Here’s the updated lineup for Survivor Series:

– Team Raw (AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus, Braun Strowman & Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins & TBD)
– Team Raw (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce) vs. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, TBD & TBD)
– Bobby Lashley (United States Champion) vs. Sami Zayn (Intercontinental Champion)
– The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (RAW Tag Team Champions) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) (SmackDown Tag Team Champions)
– Asuka (RAW Women’s Champion) vs. Sasha Banks (SmackDown Women’s Champion)
– Drew McIntyre (WWE Champion) vs. Roman Reigns (WWE Universal Champion) (w/ Paul Heyman)

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