WrestleMania weekend is always full of surprises and last night’s WWE NXT TakeOver: Orlando was not exception. Just like Bobby Rhode, Drew McIntyre was shown ringside during the broadcast of NXT TakeOver: Orlando. Drew Galloway, who rocked to fame in WWE as Drew McIntyre, was released by WWE back in 2014. In 2015, he joined TNA Impact Wrestling, where he solidified himself as a main event wrestler; winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Earlier this year, Drew announced he would be leaving TNA.
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Speaking with ESPN.com, Drew made it clear that he wants to win the NXT Title.
“Well, the answer’s pretty simple. I’ve won championships all across the world. I’ve helped build brands. So what’s the next logical thing for me to do? It’s to come here and win the NXT title. If that’s not clear enough for everybody, Drew McIntyre has signed with NXT.”
Following the show, WWE.com released several videos and news articles on Drew McIntyre’s return. Indicating a possible feud with current WWE NXT Champion Bobby Rhoode and that he had signed a contract to join the NXT roster.
Former WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre has returned with his eye locked firmly on the NXT Championship.
In the midst of NXT TakeOver: Orlando, rumors instantly began to circulate when the “Sinister Scotsman” was spotted watching the live WWE Network event very closely from his seat in the capacity crowd.But speculation instantly dissipated when McIntyre revealed to ESPN that he has signed as NXT’s newest Superstar.
This huge news immediately conjures thoughts of dream showdowns between the hard-hitting McIntyre and the NXT roster’s elite. And judging by the reaction of the NXT Universe when he was shown donning a sly smile in attendance, fans were certainly excited by the prospect of him stepping through the yellow ropes very soon.
Stay with WWE.com for more on this developing story, and don’t miss NXT this Wednesday night at 8/7 C on WWE Network
Let’s face it, Drew McIntyre had plenty of promise in his initial run with WWE. Several encounters with personal demons who trouble with WWE management. He made the best of a sticky situation as part of 3MB; however was never given the chance he deserved. At age 27 he was released by the WWE and started honing his craft worldwide on the independent scene. Drew, matured as a performer and providing endless classic matches. Given that he is now 31 years old, he is in the prime of his career. A run on NXT will allow Drew the perfect platform to show how good of a wrestler he really is. Welcome back Drew McIntyre.