The finish to Monday Night Raw this week was rather controversial, with Alexa Bliss interrupting the main event between Triple H and Randy Orton to throw a fireball into the face of the latter.
Randy Orton was originally set to face Drew McIntyre on the show, but plans had to change when the WWE Champion tested positive for COVID. However, it seems like Orton’s opponent is the only thing that actually changed.
Fightful Select (subscription required and recommended) is reporting that the exact same finish for the show this week was planned when Drew McIntrye was going to be at the show:
WWE’s finish for Monday Night Raw was planned whether or not Triple H was involved, according to sources. Drew McIntyre was planned for the episode of Raw before contracting Coronavirus and was set to face Randy Orton. However, we’ve been told that the Alexa Bliss fireball finish was the plan all along, regardless of if it was Triple H or Drew McIntyre. WWE had planned for McIntyre to be there through this weekend, when he tested positive. Also, for those wondering, the fire was not computer generated, just heavily edited.
For those wondering, it has been reported that Randy Orton and The Fiend Bray Wyatt are set to have a gimmick match at the Royal Rumble later this month. You can read more about that report by clicking here.