Drew McIntyre Passes out to Roman Reigns’ Guillotine Choke at WWE Survivor Series

Published 11/23/2020, 12:51 AM EST


Drew McIntyre vs Roman Reigns lived up to its expectations. The match was billed as one of the most anticipated for Survivor Series, but Randy Orton’s title win dashed those hopes. However, we finally saw Roman and Drew go to war, with the Big Dog walking out victorious in controversial fashion.

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Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre battled at Survivor Series

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Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre walked into Survivor Series with huge chips on their broad shoulders. The weight of their brand on their shoulders, paired with the need to be the superior champion, made this match a must watch.

Drew McIntyre made a brilliant entrance, coupled with the sword given to him by his buddy Sheamus. Both men squared off in the center of the ring with their titles in stow. It looked very reminiscent of The Rock vs Hulk Hogan from WrestleMania 18.

The comparison might be far fetched, but the match was a beautiful display of professional wrestling brilliance. Roman and Drew beat the hell out of each other, before busting out their signature moves.

Roman managed to hit the Superman Punch and threw some heavy strikes at the WWE Champion. McIntyre hit Roman with the Future Shock DDT and even a pair of beautiful overhead suplex throws.

Roman Reigns ‘survived’ his clash with Drew McIntyre

The closing stretch was especially enthralling. Roman tried to destroy McIntyre with two Samoan Drops through the announcer’s desk and a massive spear through the barricade.

Reigns rolled McIntyre in, but Drew still had some fight left in him. He managed to kick out from a massive spear by a hair’s breath before nailing Roman with a sudden Claymore Kick.

Unfortunately for Drew, Roman took out the referee with the sheer force of the Claymore Kick. This allowed Reigns to hit a low blow, followed by a superkick from Jey Uso. The Team SmackDown member had to prove his mettle to Roman after his team suffered an embarrassing loss in the show opener.

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A Survivor Series classic

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Roman locked in the guillotine choke, and Drew McIntyre passed out in the submission. The finish was an anti-climactic one, but it absolutely did not take away from the brilliance put forth by McIntyre and Roman.

Survivor Series just witnessed one of its finest matches ever in Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre. The Champion vs Champion lived up to its immense expectations, and then some. A true classic of the pandemic era of WWE.

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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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