Early life and career
Drew McIntyre has shown us that there is a path back to the big league of pro wrestling, WWE,
even if you’re cut earlier in your career. Born in Scotland in 1985, McIntyre started early, at the
age of 15, to train to be a wrestler.
McIntyre wrestled all around the United Kingdom, even wrestling against former WWE stars The
Honky Tonk Man and D’Lo Brown, while also wrestling future WWE stars like Sheamus and
FCW and first WWE run
His incredible talents were noticed by the WWE, who signed him to their developmental territory
FCW, in 2007, where he once again wrestled against Sheamus, as well as another future WWE
star, Curtis Axel. In his two-year run at FCW, Drew McIntyre won the FCW Florida Heavyweight
Championship as well as the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship, before being called up to
the main roster, where he was billed by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, as a "future world
Drew McIntyre was McMahon’s favoured Superstar on WWE television, going on to win the
Intercontinental Championship as well as the Tag Team Championship with Cody Rhodes.
McIntyre was then a part of a three-member faction called 3MB alongside Jinder Mahal and
Heath Slater. The faction lasted two years and McIntyre was released by the WWE in 2014.
Indie wrestling and TNA
But his release from the biggest wrestling promotion in the world did not deter him as Drew
McIntyre went back to his roots and wrestled in the indie scene at Insane Championship
Wrestling (ICW), Evolve, House of Glory, and several other indie promotions to build back his
reputation in the pro wrestling world.
He then wrestled as Drew Galloway at TNA between 2015 and 2017, where he held the Impact
Grand Championship and then the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, before rejoining the
WWE and NXT in 2017.
Return to WWE
McIntyre impressed in his one-year stint at NXT, winning the NXT Championship after defeating
In 2018, Drew McIntyre was brought back to the main roster and formed an alliance with Dolph
Ziggler on RAW, impressing the WWE Universe with his great physique and athleticism and
pushed to the top of the card.
Ring Names: Drew Galloway, Drew McIntyre
As Drew McIntyre
The Sinister Scotsman, The Chosen One (WWE), The Great American Nightmare (WWE), The Celtic Colossus (WWE/NXT)
As Drew Galloway
The Captain(TNA), The Insane/New Phenom(ICW), The Scottish Dragon(TNA), Thee(BCW/ICW/IWW),
The Voice of the People(TNA), Mr. FITE TV(Evolve/ICW/TNA)
Weight: 265 lbs.
Finishing Moves: Claymore 2015– present, Ego Trip 2003 – 2006, Future Shock 2009–present, G-Spot – Independent circuit, Iron Maiden - Independent circuit, Scot Drop 2007– 2008, Thee Move – Independent circuit
Signature Moves: Big boot, Celtic Cross, Celtic Kiss, Fireman's carry gutbuster, Inverted double leg slam, Lifting sitout spinebuster, Multiple clothesline variations, Diving, Running, Short-arm, Multiple suplex variations, Bridging Northern Lights Overhead belly-to-belly, Snap, Toss, Neckbreaker onto the knee, Release powerbomb, Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker
Managers: Charles Boddington, Dave Taylor
World Wrestling Entertainment
Regality by Jim Johnston (2007–2008), It's Too Late by Jim Johnston & David Rasner (28 August 2009), Seeing Red by Jim Johnston (25 September 2009 – 5 February 2010), Broken Dreams by Shaman's Harvest (12 February 2010 – 20 September 2012) More Than One Man by Jim Johnston (25 October 2012 – 12 June 2014, Gallantry by CFO$ (NXT; 12 April 2017 – present)
Wish It Away by Psyko Dalek (Evolve / ICW; 8 August 2014 – 31 March 2017), Saviour by David Grimason (WCPW; 12 February 2017 – 29 April 2017)
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Wish It Away (w/ Intro cut) by Psyko Dalek (2 March 2015 – 1 May 2015, 6 January 2016 – 19 January 2017, 9 February 2017 – 23 February 2017), The Ghost in Us by Dale Oliver and Serg Salinas (8 May 2015 – 2 December 2015, 26 January 2017 – 2 February 2017, 2 March 2017 – 17 March 2017)
Humble Beginnings, Drew McIntyre’s history
Galloway moved to England at a young age and began his wrestling training at the age of 15 at the Frontier Wrestling Alliance Academy.
He was trained by the promotion's operator Mark Sloan, Justin Richards, and James Tighe. He also helped other wrestlers with their training.
In 2003 started his career with British Championship Wrestling (BCW) and was matched up against many American veterans like The Honky Tonky Man. He won two BCW heavyweight championships.
On August 2007, McIntyre won the IWW International Heavyweight Championship belt at an Irish Whip Wrestling event.
On October 12, 2007, McIntyre made his WWE debut with Dave Taylor against Brett Major and Brian Major and defeated them.
Insane Championship Wrestling
Galloway won a triple threat match over Darkside and Allan Grogan, becoming the first ever ICW heavyweight champion.
Florida Championship Wrestling
In 2007, McIntyre entered in to FCW. Two years later, on March 19, he defeated Escobar to win the Florida Heavyweight Championship.
In September 2012, McIntyre appeared in the episode of Smackdown. Unfortunately, after two years with 3MB, on 12 June 2014, WWE announced that McIntyre was released from his WWE contract.
Return to ICW
McIntyre returned to work in Insane Championship Wrestling in July 2014. On 2 November at ICW "Fear & Loathing VII" event, Galloway became the two-time ICW Heavyweight Champion after he defeated Jester.
Return to WWE
McIntyre resigned with WWE in early 2017. At NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III, McIntyre successfully defeated Roode and win the NXT Championship. He also defended the title over the next few weeks before losing it to Almas at NXT Takeover WarGames on November 18.