Drew McIntyre Shown Sitting Ringside During NXT TakeOver, Confirms New WWE Deal (VIDEO)

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It’s been a long time since “The Chosen One” has been seen in WWE, but that changed at NXT TakeOver: Orlando when Drew McIntyre was shown on camera sitting ringside.

McIntyre — who had been using the name Drew Galloway in his time since leaving WWE — was seen smirking in the crowd as the announcers pointed out that he was in attendance.

Drew had been scheduled to wrestle tonight at the Evolve vs. Progress event, but he was attacked by Keith Lee at the top of the show during a promo and announcers said he’d be unable to wrestle later.

As we previously reported, McIntyre was the first to leave Impact Wrestling before the large exodus of talent began — and it was partly because they lagged on offering him a new deal.

McIntyre told ESPN, “If that’s not clear enough for everybody, Drew McIntyre has signed with NXT.”