Sheamus outlasted the championship-caliber field to earn the last entry in Sunday’s WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match, Kofi Kingston fought his way into the WWE Title picture and more.
Edge teased challenging for Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship and Finn Balor’s NXT Championship.
Edge appeared at the end of this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown to talk about who he will face at WrestleMania 37.
In the opening segment of the show, Roman Reigns demanded for Edge to walk out but Edge had not arrived yet at the building so Reigns demanded Edge to make his decision by the end of the night.
Earlier in the week, Edge teased challenging for Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship and Finn Balor’s NXT Championship.
Reigns asked Edge to acknowledge him as the main event of WrestleMania but before Edge could give his response, Kevin Owens appeared out of nowhere and he hit Reigns with a stunner and the show ended with Edge standing over Reigns.
Edge has yet to say who he will face at WrestleMania but you can click here if you want spoiler news on plans for the main event.
WrestleMania 37 will air across two nights on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 and the shows will emanate from Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium with approximately 25,000 fans in attendance on both nights.
WWE traditionally have four ‘big’ pay-per-views every year, with the biggest party of the summer joining WrestleMania, Survivor Series, and the Royal Rumble as their flagship shows.
Of course, this year’s SummerSlam will be something different to normal.
WWE have already confirmed that the show will not emanate from the planned Boston venue, the TD Garden, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
It raises the prospect of another behind-closed-doors show, following in the footsteps of WrestleMania and Extreme Rules.
The main event of the show appears to have leaked ahead of time, though.
Drew McIntyre, of course, is the current WWE Champion, and he has successfully defended the belt on five occasions, beating The Big Show, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley and MVP, in a tag match, and Dolph Ziggler.
And he is set to take on a new opponent at the biggest party of the summer.
Reports have claimed that he will be wrestling Randy Orton at the show, giving the Viper something to do as Edge continues his recovery from a triceps injury.
And Dave Meltzer, writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, claims that there is a possibility that Orton could actually win the match and, with it, the WWE Championship, per a transcription from WrestleZone.
The idea is that he would then take the championship into a match with Edge at WrestleMania.
Nothing is confirmed at this point, however, and Meltzer is said to have expressed concerns over the possibility of an Orton win, instead believing that younger stars should be receiving pushes.
The RKO-loving superstar has plenty of history with the world title, holding the WWE Championship nine times, and the World Heavyweight Championship on four separate occasions.
Drew, of course, is currently enjoying his first reign as champion and one has to wonder if making the switch at this point makes all that much sense.
McIntyre has had plenty of excellent matches while holding the belt but he is yet to really get into a meaty feud for the title, and having him give it up this quickly feels like it could be a major error.
WrestleMania 36 will live long in the memory for WWE fans… whether that be for good or bad.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, WWE were forced to stage ‘Mania behind closed doors for the first time in its history, and it’s safe to say it was a truly bizarre spectacle.
Not only was it behind closed doors for the first time ever, it was also spread over two nights for the first time ever too.
Saturday night saw some heroic moments like the Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles, whilst Sunday saw Edge return to competitive action for the first time in years.
However, the greatest moment of WrestleMania weekend for the majority of WWE fans was seeing Drew McIntyre reach the pinnacle of the company by defeating Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.
After surviving an initial onslaught, the Scotsman turned the match on its head, and managed to successfully defeat The Beast Incarnate thanks to the prestigious Claymore Kick.
Seeing McIntyre dethrone Lesnar was what everyone wanted, so it’s a massive shame that there could be no audience for the moment, and it’s an even bigger shame for the wrestler himself that all of his peers weren’t backstage to enjoy the moment with him.
However, he has recently revealed what it was like backstage after his triumphant moment, and he’s discussed what it was like bumping into both Triple H and Vince McMahon with the title round his waist.
Whilst speaking to SportsKeeda, McIntyre said: “The backstage reaction was non-existent because of the setup there was nobody back there initially. So, it was kind of weird.
“But you know when I got to Mr. McMahon and Triple H and obviously, we had such minimal personnel there, the people who were there especially, the crew people who have watched me grow up, you know everybody was very happy and very proud.
“I think for Vince and Hunter themselves, they were just very happy to see that I have finally kind of grown up and realised the potential they had seen in me all those years ago.”
Drew McIntyre has made his choice, and it was seemingly an easy one. Within moments of Raw’s opening, the winner of the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match declared he would use his Rumble victory to challenge WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, setting up the Scot for the first World Championship opportunity of his career on the biggest possible stage against the most ferocious possible opponent.
McIntyre’s path to WrestleMania is set to be a rocky one. After dispatching Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson in an impromptu Handicap Match-slash-“Claymore Party,” McIntyre found himself ambushed by Lesnar himself, who mercilessly F-5’d McIntyre in a display of dominance that left the Scotsman gasping for air and, perhaps, coming to the realization that he’s about to get exactly what he wants. And he may discover that the only thing more painful than the destination is the journey.