4 Reasons Why Drew McIntyre Deserves to Dethrone Seth Rollins for the WWE Heavyweight Championship

4 Reasons Why Drew McIntyre Deserves to Dethrone Seth Rollins for the WWE Heavyweight Championship

Byron Pillay
updated at February 24, 2024 at 10:13 AM
  • Drew McIntyre is currently enjoying a very successful heel run in the WWE
  • The Scottish Warrior will compete in the Elimination Chamber in Australia
  • McIntyre deserves to be the next WWE Heavyweight champion at WrestleMania

The Road to WrestleMania is well underway, and all eyes are now focused on the Elimination Chamber.

The Premium Live Event (PLE) in Australia is the last big show before WrestleMania 40, and could see titles change hands and new contenders crowned.

Drew McIntyre is one of six men competing in the Elimination Chamber to earn the right to face Seth Rollins.
The Scottish Warrior Drew McIntyre is enjoying a successful run in the WWE and deserves to be the person to dethrone Seth Rollins. Image: @RealRasslinUK/ @_PWChronicle.
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One match many will keep an eye out for is the Men's Elimination Chamber match to crown a new number one contender for Seth Rollins' World Heavyweight title.

With the PLE taking place on February 24, Sports Brief looks at four reasons why Drew McIntyre needs to win that match and go on to dethrone Rollins on the grandest stage of them all.

Why McIntyre should be World Heavyweight Champion

He's the Chosen One

In 2009 he made his main roster debut when he was billed as The Chosen One.

Vince McMahon brought out the Scottish star and declared him a 'future world champion.'

While initially given a decent push and winning the Intercontinental title, he slowly started dropping the pecking order. McIntyre was, at one stage, pushed into a trio team. Along with Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal, the trio went by the name 3 Man Band and were not taken very seriously.

Eventually, the Scotsman was released from the company in 2014, The Sportster reported.

He carried WWE through the pandemic era

The man from Ayr, Scotland, returned to the WWE in 2017 and was assigned to the NXT brand.

He returned as a more focused, disciplined wrestler and was given more of a push. He soon won the NXT Championship and was promoted to the main roster the following year.

He worked his way to the top and won the 2020 Royal Rumble match. McIntyre earned the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36.

The COVID-19 pandemic struck just before WrestleMania, and the event had to be recorded behind closed doors. McIntyre won the title in front of no audience and carried the company through a tough pandemic era.

Despite the absence of live fans, McIntyre kept wrestling lovers entertained while they watched from home.

He's an incredible heel

While everyone liked babyface Drew, the WWE needed heel McIntyre.

The Scottish Warrior officially turned heel in November 2023, WrestleZone reported, when he helped The Judgement Day retain their tag team titles.

The move came after McIntyre grew frustrated with failing to win the WWE title from Rollins.

Since then, he's fully embraced the heel role and has pulled it off perfectly. McIntyre has fought with baby faces like Rollins, CM Punk and Cody Rhodes. He's taking the heel persona to another level, using his social media to further his beef with Punk.

WWE deserves a real heel champion

Currently the WWE has two main champions.

Rollins holds the Heavyweight title while Roman Reigns is the WWE Universal Champion. While Reigns is a heel, The Tribal Chief defends his title sporadically. He also often relies on The Bloodline to ensure he remains the champion.

The WWE needs a heel who strikes fear into the hearts of his opponents. Apart from the Intercontinental Champion Gunther, McIntyre is the only other person to have that aura.

The Scottish Warrior embodies what it is to be a heel, and is also a legitimate big bad guy.

With him as champion, more fans are likely to tune in just to see him get his comeuppance, which is exactly what defines what it is to be a great heel.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.