In 2007 Drew McIntyre moved to the United States to sign a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which sent him to the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) development territory. In 2009 he made his debut on the main roster of the federation and remained there until 2014; after two years in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), he returned to WWE in 2017.
He returned to WWE in April 2017 and joined the developmental brand NXT, where he won the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, becoming the first man to win the championship in his TakeOver in-ring debut and the first WWE wrestler to hold it after having previously won a championship on the main roster.
Upon returning to WWE's main roster in 2018, he won the Raw Tag Team Championship with Dolph Ziggler, became the winner of the 2020 men's Royal Rumble match, and defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, while also becoming the thirty-first Triple Crown champion in the process.
McIntyre on his weekly routine
In an interview with Men’s Fitness UK, Drew McIntyre spoke about his daily workout routine: “For my weekly training, I use an app that trainer Rob McIntyre (no relation) created.
It’s one that I and a bunch of WWE superstars use. For four days a week, it’s a plan of working with weights, but you can never predict what it’s going to be because every six weeks the program changes dramatically.
A lot of the guys do CrossFit too, but I don’t understand how – wrestling is hard enough on the body without doing a million movements that require very specific form! I tried CrossFit, but it’s not for me.
I don’t do so much sparring when I’m on the road full-time. We have a very busy schedule as there’s generally four shows a week. (Three are not televised, one is a live TV show). We also have an international tour which is two straight weeks, that happens twice a year, and there can be other times when we’re on the road for maybe two or three weeks at a time.
I’ve developed a good stretching program, which is vital for injury prevention, with different rehab moves as well as dynamic and static movements" - McIntyre explained during the interview.