Drew McIntyre is a one-time Intercontinental Champion and two-time WWE Tag Team Champion. Outside of WWE he has performed as Drew Galloway most notably with Impact Wrestling, where he was a one-time Impact World Champion and one-time Impact Grand Champion.
He has also wrestled extensively on the independent scene. He is a two-time ICW World Heavyweight Champion with Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) and a one-time Evolve Champion, one-time Open the Freedom Gate Champion, and two-time Evolve Tag Team Champion with Evolve.
McIntyre returned to WWE in April 2017 and joined the developmental brand NXT, first appearing at NXT TakeOver: Orlando. He won the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, becoming the first man to win the title in his TakeOver in-ring debut as well as the first WWE Superstar to hold it after having previously been on the main roster.
In a recent interview with Fightful, the Scottish superstar commented on getting fired from WWE: “When I got fired that day. I got the phone call, I was a little surprised. I think the person on the phone was a little surprised; the fans were a little surprised.
But to be honest, there was no way I could logically transition into anything serious. And I don’t think it would have panned out if I did. I think I had to go away, apply the lessons I learned outside of the nonstop WWE environment.
‘Cause this place never stops. We’re always creating content. It’s very difficult to re-invent yourself, you know, within this world if people know you a certain way”.