As seen at NXT TakeOver: Orlando, former WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre was shown seated ringside for the show. It was later revealed that he has signed with WWE and will be a part of NXT.
On tonight’s episode of NXT on the WWE Network, this former Intercontinental Champion will make his in-ring comeback in the company and below is what WWE posted:
Blockbuster signee Drew McIntyre kicks off a new era in NXT
NXT ushers in the dawn of a new era with the arrival of its newest franchise player, Drew McIntyre, tonight on WWE Network.
As reigning NXT Champion Bobby Roode awaits his next contender, McIntyre — a former former Intercontinental and WWE Tag Team Champion — has become the talk of the WWE Universe since his surprise appearance at TakeOver: Orlando. Within minutes of the sold-out Amway Center erupting in applause over McIntyre’s sighting, ESPN.com broke the news that the Scottish Superstar had officially signed with NXT. Once ordained “The Chosen One” by none other than WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, McIntyre has spent the past three years away from WWE, dominating competition around the globe. Having amassed a trove of titles, McIntyre now comes to sports-entertainment’s hottest brand with one goal in mind: becoming NXT Champion. How will McIntyre’s arrival change the face of NXT? Could he become the next Superstar to rise up the ranks and challenge The Glorious One? Find out tonight at 8/7 C, only on the award-winning WWE Network.