Following last night’s title change, new WWE Champion Randy Orton and former champion Drew McIntyre are set to make appearances on tonight’s episode of Raw.
Last night’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view ended with Orton defeating McIntyre in a Hell in a Cell match to win the WWE Championship. Tonight, Orton will be Alexa Bliss’ guest on A Moment of Bliss. Bliss is aligned with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. Bliss and Wyatt both moved to Raw in the WWE Draft earlier this month.
This is Orton’s 14th reign as a WWE World Champion.
WWE has also announced that McIntyre will kick off tonight’s Raw. Prior to losing the title to Orton last night, McIntyre had been WWE Champion since defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36 this April.
McIntyre tweeted today: “To everyone who has taken time out of their day to send me a message of support, thank you, it means the world to me. I’ll be opening up #WWERaw and I have something I want to say…”
The build to Survivor Series will begin on Raw tonight. There will be three Survivor Series qualifying matches on the episode. They are: Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Styles, Sheamus vs. Matt Riddle, and Keith Lee vs. Elias. The winners will qualify for Team Raw in this year’s Survivor Series men’s elimination match.
Survivor Series is taking place on Sunday, November 22.