Drew McIntyre defeats Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36


It may not be what he envisioned, but Drew McIntyre won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 by beating Brock Lesnar.

McIntyre would survive three F-5s to become the first WWE British superstar to become world champion. It would take four Claymores to store “The Beast”, but nothing would prevent the “Scotish Terminator” from winning the first RAW title on Monday night.

Now that McIntyre has defeated Brock Lesnar, Monday Night RAW will never be the same again. Whenever WWE returns to the arena with fans, it will be interesting to see where McIntyre is going to leave from here and who he will face next.

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The road to this victory was long for McIntyre. After entering WWE in the early 2000s, Drew was identified as the next big thing by Mr. McMahon himself. However, when he became Intercontinental Champion and Tag Team, McIntyre himself admitted that he had put himself in his own head. This would lead to his possible release in 2011.

The outing would wake up McIntyre, however, as he would work on the independent scene for five years before returning to WWE as a member of the NXT brand. He would become NXT champion, but would lose him to Andrade before injuring himself. Once he has recovered, McIntyre would return as part of the RAW brand.

He would float in the top middle card for a while, quarreling with Roman Reigns before WrestleMania last year before finally getting the boost many fans thought he deserved in late 2019.

This push would see a face turn for McIntyre and a victory at this year’s Royal Rumble. What made this match special for Drew was that Brock Lesnar entered the number one game and would last almost 30 minutes. McIntyre – with the help of Ricochet – would end up eliminating Lesnar.

So when McIntyre won the Royal Rumble and released the next night on RAW, he made his statement for WrestleMania 36 and challenged Lesnar.

After the two men came and went in the weeks leading up to this weekend’s event, the two men would finally step into the ring on Sunday evening to settle matters.

Lesnar won the WWE Championship in the first episode of Friday Night SmackDown on Fox, defeating Kofi Kingston in seconds. He will defend his title against Rey Mysterio and Ricochet before facing off against McIntyre.

What do you think of McIntyre winning the WWE Championship? Where are he and Brock Lesnar from here? Let us know in the “Comments” section.


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