Dream Match With Goldberg In Jeopardy As Drew McIntyre Tests Positive For COVID-19

Published 01/11/2021, 2:40 PM EST
COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: Drew McIntyre during the WWE Live Show at Lanxess Arena on November 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)


WWE has just suffered a major blow, as their top star has tested positive for COVID-19. The WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre has been placed in quarantine after testing positive. WWE broke the news of his positive test on Twitter on January 12th. McIntyre was scheduled to face Randy Orton on WWE RAW.

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Drew McIntyre tests positive for COVID-19

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This news comes as a massive blow to the WWE, who are currently reaping the benefits of his title reign. Drew has been in immaculate form since winning the title at WrestleMania and has been booked dominantly throughout his reign.

McIntyre was scheduled to face Randy Orton on RAW and was on a collision course with Goldberg at the Royal Rumble PPV. It is obvious that the match with Orton will be scrapped, but his appearance at the Royal Rumble is in jeopardy now.

It is unclear how and who else has tested positive for the virus. We hope McIntyre recovers soon and returns to the ring in time for the Royal Rumble. If COVID-19 could not keep the Scottish Warrior down, getting past Goldberg will be a walk in the park.

The WWE Champion will have a tough schedule ahead of him. After the Royal Rumble, the Road to WrestleMania gets even narrower. McIntyre might defend his title inside Elimination Chamber, while his WrestleMania opponent waits to pick his bones.

What does McIntyre’s 2021 going to look like?

Losses to Randy Orton and Roman Reigns are the only stains on an otherwise immaculate year for McIntyre. He has been splendid in 2020. However, can he continue this form into 2021?

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If Drew makes it past Goldberg, he will have an even tougher challenge at WrestleMania. From Sheamus to Braun Strowman, to Brock Lesnar and even the Fiend, tons of superstars have been touted as potential WrestleMania challengers for McIntyre.

To put it simply, Drew might drop the WWE Title at WrestleMania. This means he will have to fight tooth and nail to make it back into the title picture. A mid-card run for him wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for him.

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If McIntyre were to hold the title beyond WrestleMania, only an NXT call up or a certain Tribal Chief from SmackDown might snatch it from him.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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