Drew McIntyre has changed a lot over the years
McIntyre doesn’t sport the rugged look that he does now. The WWE Champion also didn’t sport the long locks as he does in these days.
Even this version of me is cooler than Corbin. If I can go from looking like a knock-off Justin Beiber to the main event of WrestleMania, you can do anything! #WWERAW
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) May 18, 2020
After defeating Andrade last week on Raw, McIntyre explained that there was a “brand-to-brand invitation” between Raw and SmackDown.
He went on to say that Raw extended an invitation to a SmackDown wrestler, which ended up being Corbin, and he accepted the invitation, choosing McIntyre as his opponent.
For several months last year, a Wild Card rule was introduced in WWE where four stars could appear on an opposite brand for one night only appearances. However, the rules were quickly dropped, with stars competing on both brands until a WWE Draft was held in October.
McIntyre gets the better of Corbin
Before the match commenced, MVP and Lashley entered to watch from the stage. MVP was impressed by Corbin.
He also noted that McIntyre held the prestigious WWE Championship. Lashley said McIntyre was on notice. He would pry the WWE title out of his cold dead hands if he had to.
Corbin hit a superplex but McIntyre kicked out at one again. McIntyre caught him off the ropes and hit an overhead belly-to-belly suplex, followed by a big boot, axe handle and spinebuster. Corbin came back with a sidewalk slam for another one count.
McIntyre followed with a Future Shock DDT. He went for a Claymore Kick but Corbin countered into a Deep Six for a two count. McIntyre avoided End of Days and hit a headbutt. He followed soon after with a Claymore Kick for the pinfall win.
After the match, McIntyre taunted Lashley from the ring, daring him to become the killer he is.