Matt Riddle Gets a Huge Push on WWE RAW, Secures Win Over Former WWE Champion

Published 06/22/2021, 9:24 AM EDT


The past couple of days for Drew McIntyre haven’t been the greatest. Following a loss to ‘The Almighty’ Bobby Lashley, now Drew McIntyre cannot challenge for the WWE Championship title. McIntyre’s bad luck hasn’t run out as he faced another adversary on his road to redemption in the name of Matt Riddle.

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On the June 21, 2021, episode of RAW, Drew McIntyre faced Matt Riddle for the Money in the Bank qualifying match. Both wrestlers make their way into the ring and the match begins. Both Drew and Riddle go hard at each other, landing blow after blow. Riddle gets the upper hand quickly, only for ‘The Scottish Warrior‘ to counter.

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The match was extremely hard fought by both men, with the eventual winner being ‘The Original Bro’.

The fans could really see how desperately both superstars wanted that spot for the Money in the Bank ladder match. Matt Riddle wanted it to win the briefcase and challenge for the title. However, it is a completely different story for McIntyre. The Money in the Bank briefcase is the only way he can now challenge for the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley.

Just in case you forget about the stipulation, let us reiterate. Drew McIntyre is no longer allowed to challenge for the WWE Championship as long as ‘The Almighty‘ is at the helm. This was the added stipulation in their Hell in a Cell match. Now that McIntyre has lost to Riddle, his only way to the title has been blocked.

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Drew McIntyre has an incredible journey

‘The Scottish Warrior’s journey began on 27 January 202. At the time, he declared he will face Brock Lesnar for the Championship at WrestleMania 36. Who knew that his declaration would lead to a 510-day title quest, i.e. he has been involved in the WWE title picture for 510 days.

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Only time will tell what is next for him.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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