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Drew McIntyre On Coming Up With The Name Of His Sword

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre who is also a former two times WWE World Champion recently talked about coming up with the name of his sword with Vince McMahon.

McIntyre made his WWE main roster debut in 2009 after spending one successful year in the Florida Championship Wrestling which was the development Territory of WWE back then. In this one year time period, McIntyre won the FCW World Heavyweight Championship one time.

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Drew McIntyre On Coming Up With The Name Of His Sword

After making the main roster debut in 2009 he won the WWE Intercontinental Championship very early. He started having an undefeated run until it was finally beaten by the Big Red Machine Kane. He was portrayed as The Chosen One by Vince McMahon. He was actually very much a favourite of Vince, he really believed in McIntyre.

But ultimately it was understood that he was not ready for the push he was receiving. As a result he was promoted to a jobber role. And in 2014 he was released by WWE. In 2017 he returned to WWE again after spending three years on the independent circuit and some other promotions as well. Since then he is going really strong.

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Drew McIntyre who is a former two times WWE Champion recently spoke to Cultoholic where he talked about coming up with the name of his sword with Vince McMahon. He said;

“Angela, the name of the sword, it’s named after my late mother which is really cool. I remember I had a conversation with Vince [McMahon]. Again, it obviously goes back to Vince and we’re talking about possibly giving the sword a name and kind of giving it more meaning and I was thinking of things like The Widowmaker, Bloody Bonnie or something. So he was thinking, ‘You know how a lot of people give like a female name?’

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“Or whatever and he asked me, ‘What’s your mother’s name?’ And I said ‘Angela’ and then we kind of talked about my mom and her story and how much she had to overcome in her life and she’s no longer with us and he said, ‘That’s the name right there’ and I thought it was like a cool tribute to my mom and also really cool for my family to hear her name every week on TV.

“It’s like if you annoy Drew enough, he’s gonna have to attack you with Angela. Angela’s coming for you which is pretty cool.”

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Drew McIntyre Reveals The Credit Of His Return In 2017 Goes To Triple H

Former two times WWE Champion Drew McIntyre who is also a former two times WWE Tag Team Champion recently credited Triple H for his return to WWE in 2017. He said that if he was not called by WWE he would have gone to Japan.

McIntyre made his WWE main roster debut in 2009 after spending one successful year in the Florida Championship Wrestling which was the development Territory of WWE back then. In this one year time period, McIntyre won the FCW World Heavyweight Championship one time.

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Drew McIntyre Reveals The Credit Of His Return In 2017 Goes To Triple H

After making the main roster debut in 2009 he won the WWE Intercontinental Championship very early. He started having an undefeated run until it was finally beaten by the Big Red Machine Kane. He was portrayed as The Chosen One by Vince McMahon. He was actually very much a favourite of Vince, he really believed in McIntyre.

But ultimately it was understood that he was not ready for the push he was receiving. As a result he was promoted to a jobber role. And in 2014 he was released by WWE. In 2017 he returned to WWE again after spending three years on the independent circuit and some other promotions as well. Since then he is going really strong.

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Drew McIntyre who is a former two times WWE Champion recently spoke with Inside The Ropes where he credited Triple H for his return to WWE in 2017. He said that if he was not called by WWE he would have gone to Japan. He said;

“I wouldn’t be back in WWE if it wasn’t for Triple H, it’s as simple as that. William Regal put me on the phone with him, we talked for 40 minutes, within that conversation at the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was going to come back, I was honestly leaning more towards Japan and by the end of it, I was 100% coming back.”

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“The thing that meant the most to me was not just how far I’d come professionally but how far I’d come as a man and how proud he was of me, and that kind of meant a lot because I have so much respect for him and that’s grown into a friendship today, and he really is somebody who is not just a friend to a lot of people but a father figure to a lot of people, and again the news caught everybody off guard but he’s got a lot of positive energy coming his way right now and he’s going to be fine, which I’m very happy to hear.”

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WWE’s Plans For Drew McIntyre After A Couple Of Losses On Raw

WWE made Drew McIntyre literally untouchable since the Royal Rumble win in 2020. He went on to defeat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at the main event of Wrestlemania. This led him to carry the load on Monday Night Raw during the pandemic era, moving forward.

In the entire 2020, Drew McIntyre suffered only two clean pinfall losses. The first one came at the hands of Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell and the second one came at Survivor Series against Roman Reigns in a Champion vs. Champion matchup. Fans hoped him to recapture the WWE Championship, earlier this year which wasn’t the case.

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Bobby Lashley is the reigning champion on Raw who defeated Drew McIntyre on multiple occasions to retain his title. Things got worse for the Scottish Warrior in recent times as she suffered a series of losses. He was first pinned by Damian Priest in a United States Title match. Then he lost against Sheamus in a number-one contender’s match for that title.

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WWE is keeping options open for Drew McIntyre

A post-match beatdown on Sheamus was delivered by him as a lot of fans thought this was a sign of a heel turn for Drew McIntyre. At this point, WWE is keeping their options open for the top Raw Superstar. Ringside News provided an update regarding him and learned that the creative team is willing to keep all the options open.

A tenured member of the creative team told the source that “all options are open” with Drew McIntyre. This includes “RAW, Smackdown. Heel, babyface.” It was explicitly noted that “Vince and Bruce may know,” the future plans but that information is not readily available internally. This means chances are there that he could be drafted to Smackdown in October, proving the speculations true.

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WWE’s Plans For Drew McIntyre After A Couple Of Losses On Raw 2

The source also confirmed that the policy is still in place where most Superstars are unaware about their own creative direction unless the head of the creative team Bruce Prichard gives the green light to share. “It’s not an across-the-board mandate, but for the most part, yes,” a source stated that the policy is still intact. It was not noted whether Drew McIntyre has any idea about his future, either.

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WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): Title Matches; Tag Team Turmoil

A packed episode of WWE Raw is waiting this week where a number of title matches are scheduled. The 24/7 Championship and the Women’s Title will be on the line in singles competitions. Women’s tag team champions will be back in action after a couple of shows’ hiatus against fresh opponents. A huge tag team turmoil will also be on the card on the show set from the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is sitting opponent-less, at this point after defending the belt against legendary Goldberg at Summerslam. While The Myth will still be coming after him in due course, for now, a new opponent should be in-reserve for the All-Mighty. Going by the insider reports and happenings, Randy Orton could be the one to be gunning after his title.

Last week, Team RK-Bro successfully defended WWE Raw tag team titles against Lashley and MVP in the main event. After Riddle got the pinfall win over MVP via The Floating BRO, Lashley downed him with a mammoth spear. But then Orton was waiting with his RKO move to plant the champion. This altercation must have set up the future title match while the storyline progression will continue this week.

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Charlotte Flair will defend her WWE RAW Women’s Title against Nia Jax, as per WWE’s confirmations. This match comes after Jax defeated Flair in a stiff non-title match, last week. Certain miscommunications between the two ended up producing a shoot fight to garner the attention of the IWC, during that match.

But the bottomline is that Jax gained a clean pinfall win over The Queen and thus she’s coming after the title, a week later. While the behemoth hasn’t held the singles title since Money in the Bank 2018, Flair is enjoying her 12th title reign as she defeated Rhea Ripley and Nikki ASH at Summerslam in a Triple Threat.

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WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): Title Matches; Tag Team Turmoil 15

WWE has also announced a Tag Team Turmoil match for tonight’s show where the winners will become the new number-one contenders to WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Riddle and Randy Orton. The following tag teams have been announced for the Turmoil match,

* AJ Styles and Omos
* The Viking Raiders
* Lucha House Party
* Jinder Mahal and Veer
* T-BAR and MACE
* Mustafa Ali and Mansoor
* The New Day

WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): McIntyre vs. Sheamus

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Drew McIntyre will be in action against Sheamus in a singles contest on this Monday’s WWE RAW. The winner of the match will get a title shot at WWE US Champion Damian Priest on September 26 at Extreme Rules. McIntyre and Priest competed last week in a Triple Threat Match also featuring Sheamus where the champion retained the title via pinfall win on McIntyre. The winner of the upcoming contender’s match is likely to meet Priest in a stipulated match at the late September PPV.

WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): Title Matches; Tag Team Turmoil 17

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina will be back in tag team action on WWE Raw as they take on Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. As of this writing, this is going to be a non-title match. At present, Shotzi and Nox from Smackdown already secured a couple of wins over Nattie and Tamina to become new number-one contenders to the tag titles. But Ripley and Nikki are also having momentums on their side and a win could earn them a title match opportunity in due course.

WWE Raw Preview (06/09/21): Title Matches; Tag Team Turmoil 18

WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie is also scheduled to defend his title against Akira Tozawa in a singles contest. For weeks, Tozawa and R-Truth have been chasing the champion to steal the belt, outside of the ring but Reggie managed to escape the scene, showing his athletic ability. Will he be able to outlast the former Cruiserweight Champion, inside the ring? We’ll find out when WWE Raw continues with the Extreme Rules builds.

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Drew McIntyre Speaks On The Return Of CM Punk

Former two time WWE world champion Drew McIntyre who is also a former WWE NXT champion recently talked about the return of CM Punk to professional wrestling. Punk who made his return to professional wrestling just a couple of weeks ago holding the hands of the All Elite Wrestling.

CM Punk was one of the most over wrestlers of his time. He did not have a very long career in WWE but in a very short amount of time he gained massive popularity among the fans. Slowly he was turning out to be the biggest star of WWE. His feud with John Cena was still considered as one of the best feuds in the history of WWE.

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Drew McIntyre Speaks On The Return Of CM Punk

But the beginning of dictionaries WWE career was not as fruitful as it turned out to be later. In his first WWE appearance he featured as an extra actor during the entrance of John Cena at WrestleMania 22. Nobody expected back then that this guys would become one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling.

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But he decided to quit professional wrestling in 2014. Fans were badly waiting to see him coming back to professional wrestling once again but did not return for seven long years. When he finally made his return it was not for WWE anymore, returned on the Rival promotion of the WWE which is the AEW.

Drew McIntyre who is also a former WWE NXT champion recently spoke on Pro Wrestling Bits podcast where he talked about the return of CM Punk to professional wrestling. He said;

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“If anything, it’s good for wrestling,” McIntyre said of Punk returning. “That’s what I’m all about. I was outside the company between 2014 to 2017, working in the independents and with Impact, and just trying to make wrestling a healthier, better place, and it’s healthy right now. It’s an incredible place.

“Obviously, WWE is still at the top and leading the charge, and anything that can make it better, I’m all about. So, yeah, it makes a positive difference. It gets a thumbs up from me.”

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Drew McIntyre Was Expecting A Top Notch Match At Summerslam Against Jinder Mahal

The former two times WWE World champion Drew McIntyre who is also a former WWE NXT champion recently said that he was expecting and top notch match at SummerSlam. The Scottish Psychopath faced the Modern Day Maharaja Jinder Mahal at the Biggest Event of the Summer but somehow the match turned out to be an average one.

A total of ten matches was booked for this year’s SummerSlam, and overall it was an excellent event, among them 7 matches are title matches and only three matches are normal non title matches. Among these three matches, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal squared off against each other. We have seen some excellent matches from Drew but we are yet to see a five star like performance from Jinder Mahal. Unfortunately, it was not the time either.

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Drew McIntyre Was Expecting A Top Notch Match At Summerslam Against Jinder Mahal

It all started when Jinder Mahal attempted to break Drew’s sword but he failed and on the other hand Drew broke Jinder’s bike. Retaliation at the very next pay per view event which was Money in the Bank where Drew was really close from winning the Money in the Bank contract but Jinder cost him his opportunity to win the contract.

The feud finally heated up after that. At SummerSlam the two real life friends will meet each other in a one on one match. Earlier this match was route rumoured to be taking place inside the Punjabi Prison. But the rumours must turned out to be false and it just turned out to be a regular one on one match.

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Drew McIntyre who is a former two times WWE champion recently spoke ET Canada where he recently said that he was expecting and top notch match at SummerSlam. He said;

“Maybe subconsciously I want to make sure, just because of how close we are, we both come out looking as good as possible. But I look at it that way for every single match I’m in. It doesn’t matter who I’m in the ring with, I want to make sure people leave saying, ‘Wow, that was a lot better than I thought it was going to be.’

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“Hopefully, they go in thinking ‘This is going to be good,’ but for some reason, if they have it in their head — Perhaps like on Monday Night Raw, I was wrestling with Jinder’s associates, Veer and Shanky, who have very limited experience it’s my responsibility to make sure that people watch that match and go, ‘Oh, wow, OK, these guys have got something.’

“We highlight the positives, perhaps hide the negatives a little bit. And with the match with Jinder, I’m excited to show just how much he has grown over the past few years. When he won the title, it was a huge opportunity.

“I do think he did a good job with it, but it came out of nowhere. And I think that’s why nobody really accepted it to the level of they’ve accepted mine. He’s growing so much in the ring over the years, but also confidence-wise and thinking as a top-level performer-wise. And we’re going to show that for sure on Saturday at Summerslam.”

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Drew McIntyre On Using His Sword

Former two times WWE champion Drew McIntyre who is also a former one time WWE NXT champion recently explained how he was using the sword as a part of a gimmick and he also talked about the importance of the sword.

We can see the former two times WWE champion using a sword for quite a time. The sword has become a part of his current storyline where he is involved to the former WWE champion Jinder Mahal. The storyline became quite interesting with time.

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Drew McIntyre On Using His Sword

It all started when Jinder Mahal attempted to break Drew’s sword but he failed and on the other hand Drew broke Jinder’s bike. Retaliation at the very next pay per view event which was Money in the Bank where Drew was really close from winning the Money in the Bank contract but Jinder cost him his opportunity to win the contract.

The feud finally heated up after that. At SummerSlam the two real life friends will meet each other in a one on one match. Earlier this match was route rumoured to be taking place inside the Punjabi Prison. But the rumours must turned out to be false and it just a regular one on one match.

Drew McIntyre who is a former two times WWE champion recently spoke on the Pat McAfee Show where he explained how he was using the sword a part of a gimmick. He said;

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“It wasn’t my idea, but I wasn’t opposed to it.  Cool, you want to give me a big a*ss sword, shove it in the stage, and it set off a bunch of pyro, that sounds cool.  I believe it was Vince’s idea initially.

“I pitched using my Scottish heritage for the kilt. I never suggested the sword.  But leaning into my Scottish heritage a little bit, you want to stand out a little bit more from a brand perspective.

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“A lot of us are big, in shape, and hopefully a little handsome, but you want something to look different outside the box. I said, ‘I’m Scottish, why don’t we lean into the Scottish thing,’ Eventually they came to me and said, ‘How would you feel about bringing it in, bringing your heritage and history in.

“I said, ‘I absolutely love it.’  Then they gave me the big a*s sword.  I’ve been swinging that around for a long time now. We just gave it a name. It’s named after my late mother which is really cool.

“I’m bringing it to the ring now and I’m starting to use it.  Hopefully, there is an endgame for this thing.  There must be an endgame for this thing.  If I’m going to bring it to the ring this much, I’m going to use this bloody thing properly.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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WWE Summerslam 2021: New Championship Match And More Announced

Randy Orton and Riddle are back on the same page and they’ve been booked for the RAW Tag Team Championship match at WWE SummerSlam 2021. The duo will challenge AJ Styles and Omos for the titles, this Saturday night as the match for the PPV has now been made, official.

During this week’s SummerSlam go-home edition of RAW, AJ defeated Riddle in a singles contest. Then Orton later defeated Omos by DQ due to interference by AJ. Orton was then double-teamed by Styles and Omos until Riddle made the save.

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Orton then declared that Riddle has earned his respect, and team RK-Bro is back, together. They hugged as fans cheered them on. Riddle then announced that they would be challenging AJ and Omos at WWE SummerSlam 2021, a match that was later confirmed by the RAW announcers.

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At WWE SummerSlam Drew McIntyre will compete against Jinder Mahal in a singles contest. In that match, Mahal’s goons Veer and Shanky will be banned from ringside. Over on Raw, the show featured a 2-on-1 Handicap Match with McIntyre competing against Veer and Shanky.

Per the stipulations, Drew would’ve been banned from bringing his sword to the ring at WWE SummerSlam 2021 if he lost the Handicap Match. But he won and hence Veer and Shanky are now banned from being at ringside for Mahal.

Eva Marie vs. Alexa Bliss has also been made official for WWE SummerSlam 2021. Marie and Doudrop have been feuding with Bliss, and Lilly, for a few weeks. This week, a segment aired where Doudrop apologized to Eva and blamed her loss from last week on Lilly.

Eva then sent Doudrop to steal Lilly from Bliss in a backstage segment. Doudrop went to Alexa’s Playground and did so only to hand her back to Bliss. Bliss laughed while Doudrop walked off. Eva then claimed to take care of the Bliss’ problem at SummerSlam, while Bliss has promised to put an end to the Eva-Lution at the upcoming show.

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WWE Summerslam 2021 updated match card

WWE SummerSlam 2021 takes place this Saturday, August 21 from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s the updated card for the PPV,

WWE Universal Title Match
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (c)

WWE Title Match
Bill Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

Triple Threat for the RAW Women’s Title
Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki A.S.H. (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair (c)

SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The Mysterios (Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso) (c)

WWE United States Title Match
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus (c)

RAW Tag Team Titles Match
Randy Orton and Riddle vs. AJ Styles and Omos (c)

Edge vs. Seth Rollins

Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal
Veer and Shanky are banned from ringside.

Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie

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WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): Goldberg-Lashley Face-Off; Summerslam Go-Home Show

WWE Raw will air this week for one final time before SummerSlam 2021 with the last-minute builds. A main-event segment and two matches for this episode have been announced. Randy Orton is scheduled to compete against gigantic Omos while Drew McIntyre will be in a Handicap Match. Plus, Goldberg is also booked from this episode that takes place from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): Goldberg-Lashley Face-Off; Summerslam Go-Home Show 45

Randy Orton returned last week after a couple of months’ absence from WWE Raw. It was expected that he will provide backup to Riddle who was being ambushed by AJ Styles and Omos. But The Viper rather struck Riddle with an RKO after picking up a win over Styles. He apparently turned on his former tag team partner, teasing a rivalry, instead.

Now, Orton will face one-half of WWE RAW Tag Team Champions, Omos in singles action, this week. Despite Orton delivering the RKO to Riddle, the belief is that team RK-Bro is intact and they will challenge Omos and AJ Styles for the tag titles at SummerSlam 2021. The duo did have a hug-it-out session in the presence of John Cena once the main show of Raw went off the air.

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WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): McIntyre set for Handicap Match

WWE Raw Preview (16/08/21): Goldberg-Lashley Face-Off; Summerslam Go-Home Show 46

A 2-on-1 Handicap Match has also been announced for WWE RAW where Drew McIntyre will be taking on Veer and Shanky. This comes as an effect of McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal being confirmed for SummerSlam this past Friday night. This upcoming match is expected to make the ongoing rivalry more intense.

Mahal and his two protégé were responsible for taking out Drew McIntyre from the Money In The Bank 2021 Ladder Match after which McIntyre punished Shanky with more than two dozen chair shots. This upcoming Handicap Match will actually be a rematch from the August 2 RAW episode, which witnessed McIntyre getting the DQ to win over Veer and Shanky.

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WWE RAW will also see Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg coming back for one more appearance to meet WWE Champion Bobby Lashley face-to-face before their title match showdown at SummerSlam 2021. While Goldberg has been claiming that Lashley is next, the All-Mighty Champion sent a stern message to the legendary superstar mentioning that at SummerSlam, he’s simply done. With the intensity growing strong in this feud, it’s likely that the two will go into a physical confrontation, tonight.

WWE Raw Women’s Champion Nikki Cross A.S.H. competed in a singles contest against Rhea Ripley, last week in her attempt to become a strong champion. This came after her clean pinfall win over Charlotte Flair. But the match against Ripley ended in a no-contest, thanks to the interference from Flair who delivered a beatdown on both the competitors before standing tall with the title. We’ll see how the champion and Ripley will backfire this week when Raw airs from Texas.

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Big Title Change On WWE Smackdown: New Summerslam 2021 Match Revealed

This week’s SmackDown has witnessed a big title change as King Shinsuke Nakamura is now the new WWE Intercontinental Champion. For the past few weeks, WWE has been placing Nakamura on the Contender’s spot as he defeated the champion Apollo Crews in a non-title matchup. The bout was expected for the SummerSlam lineup but then it happened last night.

SmackDown on FOX from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma saw Nakamura capturing the Intercontinental Title by defeating Apollo Crews via clean pinfall. The match saw Rick Boogs and Commander Azeez ejected to the back by the referee. Thus, any sort of chance to have an interference was wiped out. The finish saw a clean pinfall win as Nakamura nailed Crews with the Kinshasa finisher to get the three-count.

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Second title reign begins for Nakamura on Smackdown

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This is the second Intercontinental Championship reign for Nakamura on SmackDown of his WWE career while the first title reign for Crews has come to an end. Crews won the title back on April 11 during Night Two of WrestleMania 37 by defeating Big E in the first-ever Nigerian Drum Fight Match. His title reign lasted for 125 days.

Before SmackDown aired, a SummerSlam title match was made official from Monday Night RAW, as well. Drew McIntyre will compete against Jinder Mahal in the upcoming pay-per-view event.

These two former 3MB partners have been involved in a rivalry on the red brand for several weeks now. McIntyre picked up a win over Mahal in a singles competition on the July 5 RAW episode, by disqualification. Following that, McIntyre hunted down Veer and Shanky with some chair shots while Mahal escaped a beatdown. McIntyre has also picked up a 2-on-1 Handicap Match win over Mahal’s goons, Veer and Shanky, a few days ago.

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WWE SummerSlam takes place on Saturday, August 21 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the confirmed matches for the event,

WWE Universal Title Match
John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (c)

WWE Title Match
Bill Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

Triple Threat for the RAW Women’s Title
Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki A.S.H. (c)

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair (c)

SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The Mysterios (Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio) vs. The Usos (Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso) (c)

WWE United States Title Match
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus (c)

Edge vs. Seth Rollins

Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal

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