What's the story?
As reported by Cageside Seats, NXT's newest recruit Drew McIntyre is rumoured to have signed a one-year contract with the developmental brand. McIntyre set the wrestling world alight after showing up on NXT Takeover: Orlando.
In case you didn't know...
McIntyre, formerly known as Drew Galloway on the independent scene, has been away from WWE ever since he was released in 2014. During his absence, the former Intercontinental Champion has carved out a legacy for himself as one of the most underrated Superstars to leave WWE in the last decade or so.
The heart of the matter
The aforementioned report does indeed suggest that McIntyre will only be a part of the brand for twelve months, however, many people are expecting the Scot to make the leap back up to the main roster following his stint in NXT.
With the deal conveniently taking us all the way through to WrestleMania 34, McIntyre could appear on the Raw or SmackDown LIVE after the big event in New Orleans.
It seems likely that McIntyre will be thrust into a pretty strong position down in NXT considering the value that his name holds within the company. After the recent drop in quality when it comes to NXT as a product in the last few months, Drew is the perfect kind of superstar in terms of bringing back some of that lost interest.
Personally, it was odd to see McIntyre appear at Takeover just a few hours after watching him live at What Culture Pro Wrestling's State of Emergency event. In terms of the actual story, however, this makes all the sense in the world as within a year we'll have a much better idea of whether or not McIntyre is going to succeed long term during his second run with the company.
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