|Height:||196 cm (6' 6'')|
|Birth Day:||June 6, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Ayr, Scotland|
|Height:||196 cm (6' 6'')|
He started wrestling when he was fifteen years old and turned professional in 2001.
Andrew McLean Galloway IV was born in Ayr on 6 June 1985. He grew up in nearby Prestwick, where he studied at Prestwick Academy. He considered being a professional football player when he was younger. He played for the youth club Prestwick Boys, normally in defensive positions, before concentrating on wrestling; he has named Bret Hart as his favourite wrestler. When he was 10 years old, Galloway read a magazine named X Factor, which focused on conspiracy theories and ghost stories; this prompted him to write a letter to the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act, to which the FBI responded by sending him a file with several documents. He began training for a professional wrestling career at the age of 15, and his parents agreed to support him as long as he gave the same amount of focus to his studies. He agreed, and would go on to earn a master's degree in criminology from Glasgow Caledonian University.
In 2003, Galloway made his debut for the inaugural show of British Championship Wrestling (BCW), operating in the Greater Glasgow area. While there he honed his wrestling skill further, training under Colin McKay and later Spinner McKenzie and developing the character of "Thee" Drew Galloway, a cocky narcissist. His first match, which took place at February's No Blood, No Sympathy: Night 1, saw him lose against Stu Natt. He picked up his first win on the second night in a tag team match alongside Wolfgang, defeating Blade and Stu Pendous. By December, Galloway was managed by Charles Boddington, who aided him in his first significant success and would manage him for the next four years. On 5 December, Boddington announced that BCW Heavyweight Champion Spinner McKenzie had been fired and would be stripped of the title; Boddington then instantly gave the belt to Galloway. Stevie Knight took exception to this and challenged him to a match that very night at Bad Tidings: Night 1, winning the championship. Galloway earned a non-title win over Knight the following February in 2004, at Night of The Fan but Knight exacted revenge by knocking Galloway out of the King of BCW tournament.
While BCW became his home promotion and he made regular appearances for IWW, Galloway made several appearances around the independent circuit. In 2004, he appeared for the fledgling International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK) at their aptly titled Show 2. Despite losing to Aviv Maayan in his first showing, by the time he returned in May 2005 his reputation made him notorious enough to compete in their main event Five Way Elimination match to determine the best of British heavyweights. Galloway was eliminated first by Andy Boy Simmonz with a small package pin.
Later that year, Galloway had a series of matches against American veterans. In June, he was defeated by The Honky Tonk Man and later that month lost in a tag team match to Marty Jannetty and Highlander, with Sabotage on his side. In November at the aptly titled Lo Down, Galloway main evented in a double countout match against D'Lo Brown. He then had a brief series of feuds, as in March 2005 he defeated Jay Phoenix but their rematch in November, officiated by Mick Foley, ended in a no contest. In May 2006 after their lengthy feud in Irish Whip Wrestling, Galloway lost then won in successive matches against long-term rival Sheamus O'Shaunessy.
After gaining momentum in Scotland, Galloway began wrestling dates across the Republic of Ireland with Irish Whip Wrestling (IWW) continuing to use "Thee" Drew Galloway as his gimmick. With Charles Boddington still in his corner, he competed in three contests during his first appearance on 23 July 2005 for Whiplash TV. After losing to "SOS" Sheamus O'Shaunessy he found a similar fate against Mad Man Manson, sparking a feud between the two. Despite these two losses, his status abroad meant he was already booked in a Ten-Man Gauntlet match to determine the top contender for the main title. Galloway was whitewashed the entire evening, losing to Vic Viper. The following day at Gym Wars Manson was absent so Galloway tried to avenge his loss with O'Shaunessy but it ended in a double count-out. Over the next few months Galloway recruited various wrestlers, even his manager Boddington, in a series of tag team and even handicap tag team matches against Manson and his teams. He picked up his first victory in October against Sean South in a warm-up for that event's main event six-man tag team match. The rivalry between Galloway and Manson was finally settled in November at IWW's final show from the SFX Theatre. Their brutal and bloody Street Fight saw Galloway gain respect from for his tenacity and endurance but his losing streak continued.
In November 2006, Galloway teamed with Lionheart in the main event of Live in East Kilbride and pinned BCW Heavyweight Champion Highlander who was tagging with Wolfgang. This put him in contention for the title at December's No Blood, No Sympathy IV. The match was booked as an "I Quit" match with Conscience as the special guest referee with Galloway gaining his second BCW Heavyweight Championship. He held the title through most of 2007, with successful defences over Martin Stone, Allan Grogan and Lionheart, before vacating it after he relocated to the United States in September.
With his rivalry against Manson settled in their Street Fight and despite having only won one match with the company, Galloway was given a shot at the IWW International Heavyweight Championship owing to his show stealing performances with Manson. On 28 January 2006 he received his first title match against Sheamus O'Shaunessy, evolving their rivalry from previous battles. The rivalry quickly took on a patriotic flavour, with Galloway's blue colours of Scotland clashing O'Shaunessy's green colours of Ireland, mirroring the Old Firm football derby between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic, respectively. This football allusion became particularly prominent when the two met again at Verona Football Club once again for the title, though the match changed into a Lumberjack match, the result and champion remained the same. Galloway remained focussed, proving his dominance and determination for the championship by defeating JC Williams and Brian Roche in a handicap match on 17 March. This match earned him a two out of three falls match against the champion the following day in which O'Shaunessy won two falls to one; the next day produced the same result. Again Galloway proved himself a fierce competitor, twice making Vic Viper acquiesce in "I Quit" matches in April. With their rivalry intensifying, Galloway's next challenge to O'Shaunessy was given the stipulation of a Last Man Standing match. Once again, the Irish native retained the title, as he also did in June with the same stipulation.
On 28 August 2006, Galloway finally managed to beat the reigning Irishman and won the IWW International Heavyweight Championship in a singles match. He successfully defended the belt that evening against Go Shiozaki. In November, Galloway took the championship to London, England in November against Jody Fleisch, However, Galloway was not able to commit to fully defending the title, due to other bookings in his homeland and his academic studies, he was thus forced to relinquish the championship in January 2007.
In between studying, Gallow competed in several tours of All Star Wrestling against competitors including TJ Wilson, PN Neuz, Chad Collyer and Brody Steele during 2006. On 15 October 2006, Galloway competed in Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) debut show Fear & Loathing, defeating Darkside and Allan Grogan in a three-way 30-minute Iron Man match to become the first ICW Heavyweight Champion. He held the title for 280 days, ultimately losing it to Darkside on 22 July 2007 in a five-man elimination match that also involved Jack Jester, Wolfgang and Liam Thomson.
Going into 2009, McIntyre entered into a rivalry with Joe Hennig, but their first match in February ended in a double countout. McIntyre interfered in Hennig's match the following week, costing him the match. On 26 February, Hennig defeated McIntyre and went on that night to win the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship from Escobar. Their feud ended abruptly when Hennig vacated the title after an injury, causing McIntyre to be elevated into title contendership, beating Escobar for the vacant championship on 19 March. McIntyre regularly defended the title until 11 June, when Tyler Reks (the former Gabe Tuft) won the title in his second attempt. Later that month, McIntyre failed to win a 14-man battle royal for a chance to regain the title. On 25 June, McIntyre was set to team with O'Shaunessy against the returning Hennig and DJ Gabriel (the aforementioned "Sterling Jack" Gabriel), but when neither team would work together a four-way was booked, which O'Shaunessy won. McIntyre and O'Shaunessy both failed to win back the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship in mid-July from Reks. McIntyre received a singles opportunity the next day with the same result.
On 28 August 2009, McIntyre re-debuted on the SmackDown brand, disregarding his previous time on WWE television, and established himself as a villain by attacking R-Truth as he entered the ring, using his new double underhook DDT finishing move, the Scot Drop (soon renamed the Future Shock). McIntyre continued to attack Truth over the following weeks, claiming to be on the show to wrestle not to party like R-Truth. On 18 September, while Charlie Haas was waiting to face R-Truth, McIntyre came to the ring to explain that R-Truth had been injured backstage, and then attacked Haas. On 25 September, WWE chairman Mr. McMahon introduced McIntyre as a "future world champion" that he had personally signed, after which Truth made a return attack against McIntyre. The following week on SmackDown, McIntyre continued to crash parties by making a speech at the Decade of SmackDown celebration until R-Truth put him through a table and the anniversary cake. This all led to McIntyre's first proper match since his return at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV), where McIntyre defeated R-Truth in under five minutes again using his DDT finisher.
Galloway became engaged to American professional wrestler Taryn Terrell in July 2009, and they were married in Las Vegas in May 2010. They were divorced in May 2011. Galloway married Kaitlyn Frohnapfel on 10 December 2016, and they reside in Tampa, Florida.
In early 2011, McIntyre was part of a brief storyline with Kelly Kelly. Though Kelly was a popular character, McIntyre tried to woo her despite his villainous behaviour. She refused to date him, due to his anger problems which were shown during his matches against Trent Barretta. In February, he participated in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship but was eliminated by Kane. After being continually spurned by Kelly, McIntyre teamed with Vickie Guerrero in a losing effort against Kelly and Edge on 22 February episode of SmackDown.
Galloway is a supporter of Scottish football team Rangers FC. His mother, Angela, died on 3 November 2012 at the age of 51.
At the 2013 Royal Rumble, McIntyre competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match where he was eliminated by Chris Jericho. On 12 April episode of SmackDown, in an attempt to make a name for themselves, 3MB tried to attack Triple H, but were attacked themselves by The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns). On 15 April episode of Raw, 3MB called out The Shield, only for Brock Lesnar to come out instead and attack the group. On 29 April episode of Raw, 3MB attacked The Shield, but The Shield would quickly turn the tables on them. This resulted in Team Hell No chasing away The Shield, before attacking 3MB themselves. Beginning in late 2013, 3MB began adopting new ring names against their opponents, although their misfortunes and amounting losses remained the same. At WrestleMania XXX, McIntyre competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal but was eliminated by Mark Henry. 3MB then formed an alliance with Hornswoggle to feud with Los Matadores and El Torito. On 12 June 2014, WWE announced that McIntyre was released from his WWE contract.
Having reverted to using his real name, Galloway made his first post-WWE appearance on 27 July 2014, returning to work for Mark Dallas at Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) for the first time in seven years and beginning a feud with Jack Jester. On 2 November at ICW's "Fear & Loathing VII" event at The Barrowlands, Galloway defeated Jester in the main event to become a two-time ICW Heavyweight Champion. Galloway made his first defence in Glasgow on 7 December, defeating Kid Fite in the main event of ICW's "Brush Your Goose". Galloway made his first international ICW title defence in Denmark on 20 December in a double championship triple threat match against Danish Pro Wrestling Champion Michael Fynne and Chaos, where he both retained the ICW title and gained the DPW Heavyweight Championship. Galloway competed in his final match of 2014 in a surprise appearance at ICW's "Space Baws 5: Bill Murray Strikes Back" by answering the challenge of Lewis Girvan, who had been goading Galloway for a match– Galloway defeated Girvan to retain the ICW Heavyweight Championship. Following the match, he announced his intention to make the title a world championship by continuing to defend it internationally.
On 8 August 2014 Galloway debuted for Evolve, defeating Chris Hero for the Evolve Championship. The next day, Galloway defeated Anthony Nese to retain the title. His first loss in Evolve came at Evolve 33, in a Champion vs Champion match against the DGUSA Open The Freedom Gate champion Ricochet. Galloway continued to defend the Evolve championship stateside against the likes of Caleb Konley, Stevie Richards, Devin Thomas, Jimmy Rave and Victor Sterling at Independent events across the US and Rich Swann on Evolve iPPV at Evolve 34, while also defending the championship internationally in Scotland against Kid Fite, Johnny Moss, Big Damo and Andy Wild, as well as in England, where he retained by pinfall over reigning NWA World Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Following his WWE release, Galloway returned to the Independent circuit. He had some notable successes, even outside of ICW, PWG and Evolve. Wrestling in several different countries, winning titles in Australia, Denmark, Scotland and other regions, while challenging for numerous others. On 30 August 2014, WrestleZone Scotland held their annual "Battle of the Nations" match, which saw Galloway represent Scotland in a winning effort over Andy Wilde, who represented England. The EVOLVE Championship was also contested in this match, with Galloway retaining. In November, Galloway debuted for Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore promotion at "HOH VII", where he was defeated by Austin Aries.
On 25 January 2015 at the "Square Go" event, Galloway defeated rival Chris Renfrew to retain the belt. On 9 February, Galloway successfully defended his title against Matt Hardy in a match for the Family Wrestling Entertainment promotion in New York, subsequently renaming it the ICW World Heavyweight Championship. Galloway defended the championship in Australia for the first time on 20 March, defeating Andy Phoenix at Outback Championship Wrestling TV taping. Galloway made his first defence in Scotland as "World Champion" by defeating Joe Coffey in the main-event of BarraMania on 28 March. On 5 April, Galloway made his first defence of the ICW title in England defeating Doug Williams at a Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW) show and on 6 April, Galloway made his first ICW title defence in Ireland at a Pro Wrestling Ulster show defeating Joe Hendry, TRON and Luther Valentine in a Four Way. On 11 April, Galloway defeated Grado to retain the World Championship, after the match both men were attacked by returning former champion Jack Jester. The following night Galloway suffered his first loss in ICW since his return, teaming with Grado in a Tag Team match against Jack Jester and Sabu, where Grado was pinned. On 18 April, Galloway defeated both Jack Jester and Grado in an important triple threat match to retain his championship again, before having the championship stolen post-match by Sabu. The following night at "Alex Kidd in London" at KOKO, Galloway would regain possession of the belt and retain his championship in an Elimination Three Way Dance against Sabu and Jack Jester. Galloway made his 13th successful World title defence by defeating Tommy End on tour with ICW in Sheffield on 26 April 2015. Galloway finished the "Insane Entertainment Tour" by defeating Mikey Whiplash in the Main-Event of "Flawless Victory" on 2 May, to once again retain the ICW World Heavyweight Championship.
Following multiple international title defences, Galloway renamed his title the "Evolve World Championship" on 9 January 2015. Galloway made his first successful defence as World Champion the following night at Evolve 37, defeating Ricochet by pinfall.
The international title defences continued on 20 March 2015, Galloway defeated Andy Phoenix in a Triple Championship match for Australian promotion Outback Championship Wrestling, retaining both the Evolve and ICW World Championships and winning Phoenix's OCW Heavyweight Championship.
Following his suspension, Galloway returned to Evolve in November 2015 at Evolve 51, where he was victorious over FIP World Heavyweight Champion Caleb Konley. The following night at Evolve 52, he received a rematch against Thatcher for the Evolve Championship but was defeated.
On 23 January 2015, Galloway competed in a one-night tournament for the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) World Championship. He defeated Tommaso Ciampa to advance to the finals where he faced Brian Cage, Chris Hero and Uhaa Nation in an elimination four way for the vacant title. Galloway would eliminate Hero by pinfall, but failed to win the title, as he was the last man eliminated following a distraction from Stu Stone which allowed Cage to get the win and the championship. On 24 April, Galloway defeated Doug Williams to win the Scottish Wrestling Alliance's Scottish Heavyweight Championship. He made his first successful defence the following night, defeating SWA Tag Team Champion Mark Coffey in the main event. In a rematch in November, Coffey was successful in defeating Galloway for the title.
In May 2015, Galloway debuted for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), teaming with Angelico and El Mesias against Matt Hardy, Mr. Anderson and Johnny Mundo. He returned to Mexico in November to main-event a series of AAA affiliated shows, working three six-man tag matches against Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon and Dr. Wagner Jr., his partners included Matt Cross, Carlito and Brodus Clay.
In August 2015, Galloway debuted for Preston City Wrestling (PCW). He began a feud with Noam Dar, trading wins and losses, including a surprise appearance at the "Supershow of Honor", a cross-promotional event held by Ring of Honor (ROH) and PCW. Galloway returned to RPW in October, working two shows. He was defeated in the main-event by Will Ospreay on the first night and but was then victorious over RPW Tag Team Champion James Castle on the second. Galloway returned to PCW in February 2016, entering the "Road to Glory" tournament, successfully defeating Martin Kirby, Mr. Anderson and Noam Dar, before losing to Rampage Brown in the finals.
On 29 January 2015, Galloway made a surprise debut under his real name for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling during the tapings of Impact Wrestling as a face in Glasgow, Scotland, coming to the aid of TNA British Boot Camp season 2 competitor Grado and entering a feud with The Beat Down Clan. The following night, Galloway competed in his first official match for TNA, answering the Beat Down Clan's challenge, he defeated Kenny King. On 31 January, Galloway defeated MVP by disqualification, after the Beat Down Clan interfered in the match. On 27 March Impact Wrestling episode, he formed the stable "The Rising" with Eli Drake and Micah. On 10 April episode of Impact Wrestling, The Rising defeated The BDC by disqualification when a masked man (Homicide) ran out and attacked Galloway. On 24 April episode of Impact Wrestling, after a match between Micah and Kenny King ended, Galloway and the members of The Rising came to help only to be beaten down. Afterwards Galloway challenged Low Ki to a Steel Pipe on a Pole match at Hardcore Justice, which Galloway won. At Slammiversary, Galloway competed at the King of the Mountain match for the vacant TNA King of the Mountain Championship in a losing effort. On 1 July episode of Impact Wrestling, The Beat Down Clan defeated The Rising in a 4-on-3 Handicap match, forcing The Rising to dissolve.
Galloway debuted for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in August 2015, competing in the Battle of Los Angeles tournament. He was eliminated by eventual finalist "Speedball" Mike Bailey on Night 2 before teaming with Chuck Taylor, Aero Star, Drew Gulak and Trent in a winning ten-man tag effort the following night, against Timothy Thatcher, Andrew Everett, Drago, Mark Andrews and Tommaso Ciampa.
Galloway returned to ICW in February 2016 for the UK & Ireland tour, scoring wins over Mark Coffey, Noam Dar and BT Gunn, but suffering a loss in a match against Chris Renfrew for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship. Remaining in title contention, Galloway would lose two further ICW Championship matches against new world champion Big Damo in March and April. On 29 May 2016, Galloway returned to winning ways in the main-event of the Fight Network premiere episode of "ICW Friday Night Fight Club", teaming with Jester to defeat The Local Fire (Joe Hendry & Davey Boy). Galloway continued teaming with the Black Label in winning and losing efforts as well as scoring a singles victory over Grado in a rematch from Fear & Loathing VIII. Galloway was then out of action from August until November due to a back injury but would appear on ICW shows in non-wrestling roles further his feud with Mark Dallas. On 19 November, Galloway announced his departure from ICW due to the severity of his injuries, reconciling with Mark Dallas before attacking Dallas and revealing it to have been a rouse. Galloway then teamed with Jack Jester to defeat Chris Renfrew and Grado in an important tag match. Co-Main Eventing Fear & Loathing IX, Galloway and the rest of Team Black Label were defeated by Team Dallas in an Eight Man Elimination Tag Match for 100% ownership of ICW. Galloway was last eliminated by Chris Renfrew following interference from Finn Bálor. It was announced on February 1st,2018 that Galloway would be inducted into the ICW Hall of Fame.
Dustin and Galloway made their first Evolve Tag Team Championship defence at Evolve 67 on 20 August 2016. They teamed with EC3 against Fred Yehi, TJP and Ethan Page (replacement for Tracy Williams) in a No DQ Six Man Tag where a pin fall on EC3 would result in a title change. At this show, Galloway would also build a feud with his former WWE Tag Team partner Cody Rhodes and veteran announcer Joey Styles, after they both refused his invitation to join his "crusade". On 13 November, while Galloway was out with an injury, Dustin and Galloway's replacement, Chris Hero, lost the Evolve Tag Team Championship. However, it was later announced that, despite supposed champions Catch Point holding the physical belts, Evolve would continue to recognise both Galloway and Dustin as the Evolve Tag Team Champions.
In February 2016, it was announced that Galloway would enter the Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) "16 Carat Gold Tournament". Galloway was successful in the first round, defeating Silas Young by pinfall. On night three of the tournament, Galloway defeated Angelico in the quarter-finals before immediately facing Axel Dieter Jr. in the semi-finals, where Galloway was defeated and eliminated from the tournament. wXw announced that Galloway would be returning in September 2016.
Galloway made his debut for What Culture Pro Wrestling on 24 August 2016, at the "WCPW Stacked", defeating Doug Williams. He defeated Joseph Conners and Joe Hendry in a three-way cage match on 30 November to become the new WCPW Champion. Galloway retained the championship in defences with the likes of Hendry, Will Ospreay, Bully Ray and Joe Coffey on both the weekly "Loaded" show iPPV events. Following the announcement that Galloway had signed with NXT, a 30-man Rumble was announced for the WCPW World Championship with Galloway defending and entering at Number 1. Galloway would go on to be the 28th man eliminated from the rumble, ultimately losing the match and title to Martin Kirby on 29 April 2017. On 30 April, Galloway made his final appearance in WCPW at the Pro Wrestling World Cup Mexican Qualifying, losing to Cody Rhodes.
Galloway then entered a short-lived storyline with Kurt Angle, at TNA One Night Only: Live, Galloway and Angle competed in a 3-Way TNA World Tag Team Championship match which was won by The Wolves. On the 12 January 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, Galloway faced Angle in a losing effort. Galloway would then go on to earn a future TNA World Heavyweight Championship match by grabbing the briefcase that contained said title shot in the 2016 Feast or Fired match. Angle and Galloway faced off in a rematch in Manchester, England on 9 February episode of Impact Wrestling, where Galloway was victorious, defeating Angle by submission. After the match he bowed before Angle, showing respect due to it being part of Angle's farewell tour. On 1 March episode of Impact Wrestling, Galloway was defeated by Mike Bennett.
Galloway returned to PWG on 2 January 2016, for "Lemmy", where he scored his first PWG singles victory over former PWG World Tag Team Champion Jack Evans. Galloway was granted a title shot at "Bowie" on 12 February 2016, challenging former rival Roderick Strong for the PWG World Championship, but was unsuccessful. Following the match, Galloway was attacked by both Strong and Adam Cole until Zack Sabre Jr. made the save. Galloway would return to PWG in March to face Trent and Trevor Lee at "All Star Weekend 12", despite controlling most of the offence in these matches, Galloway lost both contests.
Galloway returned to winning ways in PWG at "Prince" on 20 May 2016, issuing an open challenge and defeating Michael Elgin.
Answering Chris Hero's open challenge, Galloway debuted for AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined (AAW) in a losing effort on 1 September at the "Cero Miedo" event. He returned for "Unstoppable 2016" 30 December to defeat Jeff Cobb and state his intention to wrestle for AAW more frequently. Returning again on 20 January 2017, Galloway was successful in defeating two-time AAW Heavyweight Champion Silas Young in Young's AAW farewell match at the "Don't Stop Believing" event.
Remaining active on the independent scene, following his Impact Wrestling departure, Drew Galloway returned to AAW for their "Homecoming" event on 17 March 2017. He defeated Zema Ion before announcing his intention to challenge for the AAW Heavyweight Championship. That same week, Galloway also returned to IPW:UK for the first time since 2005, defeating Rampage Brown on 19 March 2017 at the "Supershow 7" event. This was Galloway's first victory in IPW:UK competition.
On 25 August episode of Impact Wrestling, Galloway faced Ethan Carter III in a losing effort for a world title shot against Lashley at Bound for Glory. After the match, he attacked the special guest referee Aron Rex, turning heel in the process. Galloway and Rex would later feud with each other, with both men joined the qualifying tournament for the inaugural Impact Grand Championship. After defeating Braxton Sutter in the quarterfinals and Eddie Edwards (via split decision) in the semi-finals, he was scheduled to face Rex in the finals at Bound for Glory to crown the first Grand Champion, but due to an injury he was replaced by Edwards. On 8 December episode of Impact Wrestling, Galloway made his return by interrupting the Impact Grand Champion Moose and criticising the company. On 19 January 2017, Galloway made his in-ring return to TNA, defeating Moose to win the Impact Grand Championship. Galloway would retain the title three times, defeating Moose in a rematch at Genesis, Mahabali Shera on 9 February episode of Impact Wrestling, and Rob Ryzin before losing the championship back to Moose via split decision in a second rematch on 2 March episode of Impact Wrestling.
On 26 February 2017, Galloway confirmed that he had parted ways with TNA.
On 1 April 2017, Galloway, once again billed as Drew McIntyre, was shown on-screen sitting in the front row at NXT TakeOver: Orlando. It was later confirmed in an exclusive interview with ESPN that he had re-signed with WWE and will perform in its developmental territory NXT. On 12 April episode of NXT, McIntyre made his NXT re-debut as a face, with new entrance music and displaying mannerisms he had developed on the independent circuit, where he defeated Oney Lorcan. On 19 July episode of NXT, McIntyre defeated Killian Dain to become the number one contender for the NXT Championship, earning the right to challenge Bobby Roode at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. At the event on 19 August, McIntyre defeated Roode to win the NXT Championship. Following the match, McIntyre was attacked by Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and the debuting Adam Cole. On 4 October episode of NXT, McIntyre successfully retained his title against Roderick Strong.
Over the next few weeks, McIntyre began a feud with Andrade "Cien" Almas, that led to general manager William Regal scheduling a championship match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. The night before that event, McIntyre successfully defended his championship against Adam Cole, with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee at a house show in San Antonio, Texas. The title defense would eventually air on the WWE Network on 3 January 2018. On 18 November, at the NXT Takeover: WarGames, McIntyre lost the NXT Championship to Almas, marking his first loss in NXT. After the match, it was revealed that McIntyre suffered a torn bicep towards the end of the match.
On 16 April 2018, during the Superstar Shake-up, McIntyre returned from injury on Raw, attacking Titus Worldwide (Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews) and allying himself with Dolph Ziggler, turning heel in the process. The following week, McIntyre and Ziggler defeated Titus Worldwide. On 18 June episode of Raw, McIntyre assisted Ziggler in winning the Intercontinental Championship from Seth Rollins. The following week on Raw, Rollins defeated Ziggler by disqualification in a rematch for the championship following interference from McIntyre, allowing Ziggler to retain the title. After the match, Roman Reigns came out to help Rollins fend off McIntyre and Ziggler. With Rollins set to challenge Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship at Extreme Rules in an Iron man match, McIntyre faced Rollins on 9 July episode of Raw to determine whether or not he would be allowed at ringside, where McIntyre was victorious. At the event, the match went into sudden death overtime, and McIntyre distracted Rollins, allowing Ziggler to retain. On 27 August episode of Raw, McIntyre and Ziggler formed an alliance with Braun Strowman, after he turned on Roman Reigns in a tag team match. The following week on Raw, McIntyre and Ziggler defeated The B-Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) to win the Raw Tag Team Championship, beginning their first reign together and McIntyre's second reign individually. McIntyre and Ziggler successfully defended the titles against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell. At Super Show-Down on 6 October, McIntyre and Ziggler teamed with Braun Strowman against The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) in a losing effort. On 22 October episode of Raw, McIntyre and Ziggler lost the Raw Tag Team Championship to Rollins and Ambrose, when Braun Strowman attacked McIntyre.
At Survivor Series in November, McIntyre competed as a member of Team Raw in the Survivor Series match, where he, Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman were the sole survivors for Team Raw. The following night on Raw, McIntyre teamed with Lashley and Baron Corbin in a tag team match against Strowman, Finn Bálor and Elias, that ended after McIntyre attacked Strowman with a chair. The trio continued their alliance the following week, with McIntyre and Lashley defeating Finn Bálor and Elias in their respective matches. On 3 December episode of Raw, McIntyre ended his partnership with Dolph Ziggler after attacking Ziggler, saying that he was only using him to make a statement, and Ziggler fulfilled his role to bring McIntyre back to the top, causing Ziggler to interrupt, and ultimately assault McIntyre, leading to an impromptu match between the two, in which Ziggler defeated McIntyre following Bálor's interference, thus giving McIntyre his first pinfall loss since his return to the main roster. At TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, McIntyre lost to Bálor, following Ziggler's interference. On 31 December episode of Raw, McIntyre defeated Ziggler in a steel cage match, ending their feud. At the Royal Rumble on 27 January 2019, McIntyre failed to win the Royal Rumble match, after being eliminated by Ziggler.
In early 2020, McIntyre would embark on a winning streak, while vowing to win the upcoming Royal Rumble match and receive his first world championship opportunity. At the Royal Rumble on 26 January, McIntyre won the Royal Rumble match by lastly eliminating Roman Reigns, entitling him a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 36. In the match, McIntyre eliminated six participants, including WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. The following night on Raw, McIntyre announced that he chose to challenge Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, thus turning face for the first time in the main roster through the process. In the main event of WrestleMania 36, McIntyre defeated Lesnar to capture the WWE Championship.
Drew married Taryn Terrell in 2010, but they divorced a year later. Drew got married to Kaitlyn Frohnapfel in 2016.
Currently, Drew McIntyre is 37 years, 8 months and 0 days old. Drew McIntyre will celebrate 38th birthday on a Tuesday 6th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Drew McIntyre upcoming birthday.
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