One WWE star is gearing up for his return.
That star is former NXT Champion Drew McIntyre. He has won several titles during his career not only in WWE but in other promotions. He is a former one-time WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion.
Outside of WWE, he wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (now Impact Wrestling) where he is former one-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion and one-time Impact Grand Champion.
He has also wrestled extensively on the independent scene.
He is a former one-time and longest-reigning WCPW World Champion with What Culture Pro Wrestling, a two-time ICW World Heavyweight Champion with Insane Championship Wrestling and a former Evolve Champion and Tag Team Champion with Evolve.
Following his first run with WWE ended with his release in 2014, McIntyre re-signed with the company in April 2017 and joined developmental brand NXT. If you recall, he appeared at NXT TakeOver: Orlando.
Later on, he won the NXT Championship in August at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III by defeating Bobby Roode. This marks the first time that a Superstar won the NXT Title in his TakeOver in-ring debut.
McIntyre revealed in a post on Twitter that he has returned to the WWE Performance Center in order to rehab his injury.
If you recall, he suffered a torn bicep back in November at an NXT TakeOver event where he lost the title to Andre Almas.
The former NXT Champion recently appeared on E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness to talk about various topics including his departure and return to WWE. Here is what he had to say (transcript courtesy of Wrestling Inc):
"I've been fantastic. I don't even know where to begin. It [has] been a few years. I think I've grown up a little bit and I've been away from the WWE for about three years and I kind of did my own thing.
And thanks to everything that I've learned from being on the road with guys like yourselves and the roster that we had at the time and I've been able to take those lessons and apply them all across the world and build my name.
It was the right time to come back and I'm back." McIntyre added, "coming in when I was 21 [years old] straight from university and coming to America, you're growing up in the company and you're in the bubble so long the idea of being outside is a little terrifying, but once I got that chance, that's when I was able to say, 'alright, it's time to put up or shut up.'
It's the only thing I've known. It's the only job I've had and I want to see if I could make something happen. Thankfully, I was able to apply everything I did learn that way. And like I said, I grew up a lot as a performer and as a man."
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