Drew McIntyre, the former WWE Champion, has been showing signs of a possible heel turn in recent weeks. He has been involved in a feud with Cody Rhodes, who brought Jey Uso to WWE RAW as his partner. McIntyre has also been reluctant to team up with Matt Riddle, who has been trying to form a new tag team with him.
McIntyre leaves Jey Uso to The Judgment Day’s mercy
On the latest episode of WWE RAW, McIntyre faced Jey Uso in the main event. The match was a result of Rhodes’ challenge to McIntyre, who had defeated Xavier Woods the previous week. McIntyre and Uso put on a competitive match, with both men exchanging near-falls and signature moves.
However, McIntyre was able to hit the Claymore Kick and pin Uso for the win. After the match, The Judgment Day, the faction led by Finn Balor, attacked Uso and beat him down mercilessly. Balor, Dominik Mysterio, and Damian Priest took turns hitting their finishers on Uso, while McIntyre watched from the ramp.
McIntyre seemed conflicted about whether to help Uso or not. He did not make a move until Rhodes came running to the ring to save his partner. Rhodes pushed past McIntyre without looking at him and entered the ring to fight off The Judgment Day. McIntyre looked annoyed by Rhodes’ actions and walked away.
McIntyre’s history with Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso
McIntyre and Rhodes have a long history together, dating back to their days as tag team partners in WWE. They were known as The Legacy, along with Ted DiBiase Jr., and were mentored by Randy Orton. They won the WWE Tag Team Championship twice and feuded with top stars like John Cena, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels.
However, their partnership ended when they turned on Orton and tried to take over The Legacy. Orton defeated them both in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 26 and kicked them out of the group. Since then, McIntyre and Rhodes have gone their separate ways, with McIntyre becoming a world champion and Rhodes leaving WWE for AEW.
Jey Uso is also a former tag team partner of McIntyre, but in a different promotion. They were part of The Usos, along with Jey’s twin brother Jimmy, in Impact Wrestling. They won the Impact World Tag Team Championship three times and were one of the most popular teams in the company.
However, Jey left Impact Wrestling in 2022 after his contract expired. He signed with AEW and joined Rhodes’ faction, The Nightmare Family. He made his AEW debut at Double or Nothing 2022, where he helped Rhodes defeat MJF in a steel cage match.
McIntyre’s potential heel turn and alliance with The Judgment Day
McIntyre has been teasing a heel turn ever since he lost the Intercontinental Championship match to Gunther at SummerSlam 2023. He blamed Rhodes for bringing Jey Uso to WWE RAW and interfering in his business. He also showed resentment towards Matt Riddle, who tried to form a new tag team with him called Glass-Bros.
McIntyre’s actions on the latest episode of WWE RAW suggest that he may be planning to betray Jey Uso and join The Judgment Day. The Judgment Day have been looking for a new member for weeks, and they even offered Jey Uso a spot in their group. However, Uso refused to join them and remained loyal to Rhodes.
McIntyre may see an opportunity to align himself with Balor and his faction, who share his disdain for Rhodes and Uso. He may also be impressed by their dominance on WWE RAW, as they have been targeting champions like Gunther, AJ Styles, and Big E.
If McIntyre turns heel and joins The Judgment Day, it could lead to a huge showdown at Survivor Series or WarGames between Team Cody (Rhodes, Uso, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens) and The Judgment Day (Balor, Priest, Dominik, and McIntyre). It could also set up a potential rematch between McIntyre and Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship.