Note: This is a piece I wrote for Champions
NXT Takeover: Orlando, which happened April 1, was an event that shaped the course of NXT. Fans saw NXT champion Bobby Roode, women’s titleholder Asuka and tag team kingpins, the Authors of Pain, retain their championships.
During the events, the NXT Universe noticed a familiar face in the crowd, former WWE Intercontinental champion Drew McIntyre, or as many professional wrestling fans know him, Drew Galloway.
This prompted some speculation as to why McIntyre was at NXT Takeover. Perhaps he was just in the neighborhood to watch some friends compete after competing in the area? Or maybe McIntyre is the newest signee to NXT.
McIntyre confirmed the latter in an interview with ESPN, saying “I’ve won championships all across the world. I’ve helped build brands. So what’s the next logical thing for me to do? It’s to come here and win the NXT title.”
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