Since the shocking announcement by Roman Reigns two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW, there’s a big gap left to fill at the top of WWE’s roster for the red brand that looks like will be occupied by Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Braun Strowman for the immediate future.
There is another Superstar that many fans feel could also step up and take a top spot, ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ Drew McIntyre. If you remember, it was reported back in May that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was “high” on McIntyre’s future prospects to be a main event talent and according to one report, the start of a huge push for the former NXT Champion has already started.
In picking up a surprising submission victory over WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle on RAW this week, Mike Johnson reported on PWInsider Elite that the win was meant to be a “statement” that McIntyre is a top guy, comparing it to when Brock Lesnar defeated Hulk Hogan on SmackDown in 2002 when he was on his way towards the main event scene.
Additionally, the WrestleVotes Twitter account (who broke the story of McMahon being high on McIntyre) reports that there are big plans in store for Drew in 2019, also seconding Mike Johnson’s report that McIntyre’s push is underway:
WWE has been high on Drew McIntyre for months now. The big push is indeed starting. They have major plans for him in 2019. https://t.co/TBQo3gHJRa
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 7, 2018
EA’s Take: Let the masses rejoice! Most everybody I’ve spoken with that has some sort of sense about the inner workings of this circus we call wrestling have all said Drew’s got “it” (at least the ones I respect). WWE saw it in him during his previous run, but he was just far too young and had an incident beyond his control affect his position (thanks Taryn Terrell!). He’s about to be the poster boy for leaving the company and coming back a whole new man however and I for one, am excited to see Drew get a great run. When you’ve been watching for as long as someone like myself, I’ll take something fresh anytime.
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NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 2
Night 2 taping results, including the formation of a new stable!
See the results from today’s WWE NXT UK tapings!
Following on from the first night of taping in the Braehead arena in Glasgow how would WWE NXT UK continue the momentum from the previous night.
- Kenny Williams beat BT Gunn
- Walter, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner cut a promo. They refer to themselves as Imperium. British Strong Style came out which leads to a mass brawl.
- Wolfgang & Mark Coffey & beat Carlos Ramero & A-kid
- Kassius Ohno beat Gentlemen Jack Gallagher
- Toni Storm beat Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship
- The Hunt beat Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone
- Imperium beat British Strong Style thanks to interference from Alexander Wolfe
- Kay Lee Ray beat Kasey Owens
- Noam Dar beat Mark Andrews
- Grizzled Young Veterans cut a in ring promo furious about having to defend their titles at Download.
- Jinny & Jazzy Gabert beat Isla Dawn & Xia Brookside
- Travis Banks beat Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff & Jordan Devlin to become the number 1 contender to the UK Championship
NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 1
See what happened at the tapings (night 1)!
Spoilers results from today’s NXT UK TV taping.
The first TV taping since Pete Dunne’s historic 600+ day reign was ended at the hands of Walter in New York. How would this change the landscape of NXT UK? We find out as they hold their first TV taping outside of England from the Braehead arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Kassius Ohno beat Oliver Carter
- Sid Scala comes on the big screen announcing there would be qualifying matches for a fatal 4 way to determine the number 1 contender for the UK Championship.
- Moustache Mountain beat The Hunt
- Joe Coffey beat Flash Morgan Webster to qualify for the 4 way.
- Nina Samuels beat Kasey Owens
- Walter beat Pete Dunne to retain the UK Championship with help from Aichner & Barthel.
- Piper Niven beat Jamie Hayter
- Jordan Devlin beat Ligero to qualify for the 4 way.
- Ilja Draganov beat Jack Starz
- On the screen we see Amir Jordan being taken to the trainers room.
- Xia Brookside vs Killer Kelly goes to a no contest when Jinny comes out with Jazzy Gabert. Kelly abandons Xia who is attacked by Jazzy.
- Dave Mastif beat Wolfgang to qualify for the 4 way. Gallus beat Mastif down after the match.
- Travis Banks beat Joseph Conners to qualify for the 4 way.
- Rhea Ripley cuts a promo saying the fans aren’t going to get to see her wrestle and she talks trash about Piper Niven.
- Grizzled Young Veterans beat Kenny Williams & Noam Dar to retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.
- After the match Gallus tease beating up Gibson & Drake but align with them to attack Williams & Dar. Moustache Mountain come out to make the save.Moustache Mountain, Kenny Williams & Noam Dar beat Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & the Grizzled Young Veterans
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