Did you watch this week’s SmackDown? If yes, how did it feel? If no, probably a good thing you did not.
Drew McIntyre, who was right in the thick of action last night, had himself hammered with steel chairs by The Usos and the photos of the wounds inflicted are not the prettiest – much like a fight between McIntyre and Sheamus years back.
It was WWE’s official account that posted the images of his back and the arm, and they no doubt had everyone feeling the pain.
They had everyone right behind McIntyre, too, which is something they would want ahead of his big one against Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Title at Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales next weekend.
While a considerable majority believes McIntyre will come out on top, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell has opposing views, backing Cody Rhodes to be the man to dethrone Reigns instead.
“I don’t think he’s losing either,” he said of Reigns.
“If I were gonna put that belt on somebody, I don’t think I’d put it on McIntyre right now. I think he’s missing something. I think they pushed him, pushed him, pushed him. I just don’t see it. Survivor Series is coming up. I think still Cody Rhodes is sitting back there, if they’re gonna push him.”
He then shared his final prediction for the fight.
“Since you’re putting percentages on it, I’m gonna go Roman retains 70 percent versus 30.”
Reigns was recently lauded by the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin, too, and it has to be said, it is not without substantial cause.
Beating Reigns is not going to be easy for McIntyre, and he, of all people, would know that.
Who wins and who loses is a debate for a different time, but what is certain is an absolutely box-office clash in Wales.