Randy Orton Originally Had No Interest Being In The Ring With Drew McIntyre

The feud between Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre dominated the WWE Championship scene in the latter half of 2020.

The two first met at SummerSlam in August and battled inside Hell in a Cell and in an ambulance match throughout the fall. The feud finally concluded in November in a No DQ match on Raw, which was won by McIntyre.

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Speaking to Steve Austin on Broken Skull Sessions, Orton reflected on the feud and discussed how he didn't initially want to share the ring with McIntyre.

"Originally, I had no interest being in there with him. We got closer and closer and he grew on me. We had three or four pay-per-view matches and I slowly learned more about this guy. I watched [Austin's interview with Drew] and I felt that. I've gotten to know him to the point where I know he has a good heart and I know he loves this business and this business has given everything to me and I know he feels the same way. Here we are, let's do what we can to elevate each other and make what we love as great as we can. For me to be a threat to you, that helps me, but now you have a hole to dig out of and overcome. Now, he's got me on my heels. We eventually got there, but it took a couple of months to get there. He's good in my book," said Orton.

McIntyre has remained in the WWE Title picture following his feud with Orton and is set to challenge for the WWE Title at WrestleMania against Bobby Lashley.

Meanwhile, Orton moved on to "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt. Those two will also clash at WrestleMania.

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