Drew McIntyre

Oct 2, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

WWE

Real Name: Andrew McLean Galloway IV
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 265 lbs.
Date of Birth: June 6, 1985
Hometown: Ayr, Scotland
Pro Debut: 2001
Trained By: FWA Academy
Finishing Move: Claymore

Biography

– Galloway began training for a pro wrestling career at the age of 15
– Alongside his wrestling training, he attained a master’s degree in Criminology from Glasgow Caledonian University
– On December 5, 2003, Drew Galloway was awarded the BCW Heavyweight Title, but lost it the same night to Steve Knight
– On August 27, 2006, Galloway defeated Sheamus O’Shaunessy to win the IWW International Heavyweight Title and would defend it against Go Shiozaki later that day
– On October 15, Galloway defeated Allan Grogan & Darkside to become the first ICW Heavyweight Champion
– On October 27, Galloway defeated Taiji Ishimori to retain the IWW International Heavyweight Title
– On November 3, Galloway defeated Domino to retain the IWW International Heavyweight Title
– On November 11, Galloway defeated Jody Fleisch to retain the IWW International Heavyweight Title
– On December 8, Galloway defeated Highlander in an I Quit Match with Conscience as special guest referee to win the BCW Heavyweight Title
– On December 17, Galloway defeated Wolfgang to retain the ICW Heavyweight Title
– On February 11, 2007, Galloway defeated Allan Grogan to retain the ICW Heavyweight Title
– On February 24, Galloway defeated Martin Stone to retain the BCW Heavyweight Title
– On April 27, Galloway defeated Allan Grogan to retain the BCW Heavyweight Title
– On June 30, Galloway defeated Lionheart to retain the BCW Heavyweight Title
– Galloway signed a WWE development deal in August 2007 and would report to OVW the next month
– Galloway debuted on Smackdown as ‘Drew McIntyre’ in October 2007, defeating Brett Major in short order
– After a few more Smackdown appearances, McIntyre would be sent to developmental on a full-time basis, initially with OVW, then with FCW
– On May 6, 2008, The Empire (McIntyre & Stu Sanders) defeated The Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colon & Eric Perez) to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles
– On May 27, The Empire defeated Vic Adams & Charles Evans to retain the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles
– On June 17, The Empire defeated Sheamus O’Shaunessy & Jack Gabriel to retain the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles
– On March 19, 2009, McIntyre defeated Eric Escobar to win the vacant FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– On March 26, McIntyre defeated Sebastian Slater to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– On April 2, McIntyre defeated Sweet Papi Sanchez to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– On April 9, McIntyre defeated Sheamus O’Shaunessy to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– On April 30, McIntyre defeated DH Smith to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– On May 21, McIntyre defeated Ricky Ortiz to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– The next day, McIntyre defeated Tyler Reks to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– On June 4, McIntyre again defeated Tyler Reks to retain the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title
– In August 2009, McIntyre re-debuted on Smackdown
– In September, McIntyre began a storyline in which he was Vince McMahon’s ‘chosen one’
– At Hell In A Cell 2009, McIntyre quickly defeated R-Truth
– At Survivor Series 2009, Team Miz (McIntyre, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Sheamus) defeated Team Morrison (John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin & Finlay)
– At TLC 2009, McIntyre defeated John Morrison to win the WWE Intercontinental Title
– On the January 1, 2010 episode of Smackdown, McIntyre defeated John Morrison by DQ to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– On the January 29 episode, McIntyre defeated John Morrison in a No-DQ Match to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– At Elimination Chamber 2010, McIntyre defeated Kane to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– On the March 12 episode of Smackdown, McIntyre defeated Aaron Bolo to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– In June 2010, Vince McMahon was written off television for an extended amount of time due to an attack by The Nexus, ending his and McIntyre’s storyline
– At Night Of Champions 2010, McIntyre & Cody Rhodes won a 5-team Turmoil Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– The next night on Raw, McIntyre & Rhodes defeated The Hart Dynasty (DH Smith & Tyson Kidd) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On the September 24 episode of Smackdown, McIntyre & Rhodes again defeated The Hart Dynasty to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– McIntyre was moved to Raw in the 2011 draft, but after mostly being absent from television, was moved back to Smackdown before the end of the year
– At WrestleMania XXVIII, Team Johnny (McIntyre, The Miz, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler & David Otunga) defeated Team Teddy (Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Booker T, R-Truth, Santino Marella & The Great Khali)
– On the September 21, 2012 episode of Smackdown, McIntyre & Jinder Mahal interfered in a match to help Heath Slater defeat Brodus Clay. The trio would go on to form The 3-Man Band, or 3MB
– 3MB were largely confined to comedy or enhancement roles during their ~18 months as a group
– On June 12, 2014, McIntyre was released by WWE
– Galloway (now back to his original name) made his first post-WWE appearance at EVOLVE 31 on August 8, 2014, defeating Chris Hero to win the EVOLVE Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Tony Nese to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On August 29, Galloway defeated Johnny Moss to retain the EVOLVE Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Andy Wild to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On September 7, Galloway defeated Stevie Richards & Devin Thomas to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On September 13, Galloway defeated Rich Swann to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On October 24, Galloway defeated Victor Sterling to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On November 2, Galloway defeated Jack Jester to win the ICW Heavyweight Title
– On November 30, Galloway defeated Caleb Konley to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On December 6, EVOLVE Champion Galloway defeated BCW Champion Kid Fite by DQ in a Title vs. Title Match
– On December 20, Galloway defeated Michael Fynne & Chaos to retain the ICW Heavyweight Title and win the DPW Heavyweight Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Lewis Girvan to retain the ICW Heavyweight Title
– On January 10, 2015, Galloway defeated Ricochet to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On January 25, Galloway defeated Chris Renfrew to retain the ICW Heavyweight Title
– On January 29, Galloway debuted for Impact Wrestling during their UK tour
– On February 7, Galloway defeated Matt Hardy at an FWE event in New York City to retain the ICW Heavyweight Title. As a result, the title became the ICW World Title
– At One Night Only: Hardcore Justice 4, Galloway defeated Kenny King in a Pipe On A Pole Match
– At One Night Only: Global Impact 2015, Galloway (representing Team International) defeated Jessie Godderz (representing Team USA)
– At One Night Only: TNA Classic, Galloway & Crimson defeated Jessie Godderz & Samuel Shaw
– At One Night Only: Gut Check, Galloway defeated Pepper Parks
– On March 20, 2015, Galloway defeated Andy Phoenix to retain the ICW and EVOLVE Titles and win the OCW Heavyweight Title
– On March 26, Galloway defeated PJ Black to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On March 28, Galloway defeated Johnny Gargano to retain the EVOLVE Title and win the Dragon Gate USA Open The Freedom Gate Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Joe Coffey to retain the ICW World Title
– On April 4, Galloway defeated Marty Scurll to retain the EVOLVE and Open The Freedom Gate Titles
– The next day, Galloway defeated Doug Williams in a No-DQ Match to retain the EVOLVE and Open The Freedom Gate Titles
– On April 6, Galloway defeated Joe Hendry, Luther Valentine & Tron in a No-DQ Match to retain the EVOLVE, ICW and Open The Freedom Gate Titles
– On April 11, Galloway defeated Grado to retain the ICW World Title
– On April 18, Galloway defeated Jack Jester & Grado to retain the ICW World Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Jack Jester & Sabu in an Elimination Match to retain the ICW World Title
– On April 24, Galloway defeated Doug Williams to win the Scottish Heavyweight Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Mark Coffey to retain the Scottish Heavyweight Title
– On April 26, Galloway defeated Tommy End to retain the ICW World Title
– On May 2, Galloway defeated Rampage Brown to retain the EVOLVE, OCW and Open The Freedom Gate Titles
– The next day, Galloway defeated Mikey Whiplash to retain the ICW World Title
– On May 30, Galloway defeated Biff Busick to retain the Open The Freedom Gate Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Roderick Strong to retain the EVOLVE Title
– Galloway was entered into the TNA World Heavyweight Title Series UK Group and went unbeaten, but lost to Bobby Lashley in the series eight final
– On July 25, Galloway defeated Rhino to retain the ICW World Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Big Damo to retain the ICW World Title
– Galloway was a member of the victorious Team TNA in their Lethal Lockdown victory over Team GFW
– On August 15, Galloway defeated Kris Travis to retain the ICW World Title
– On October 9, Galloway defeated Rampage Brown to retain the ICW World Title
– The next day, Galloway defeated Doug Williams to retain the ICW World Title
– On October 16, Galloway defeated Apu Singh & Chaos to retain the ICW World Title and win the European Heavyweight Title
– At One Night Only: Rivals 2016, Galloway defeated Eli Drake
– At EVOLVE 55, Galloway & Johnny Gargano defeated Heroes Eventually Die (Chris Hero & Tommy End) to win the vacant EVOLVE Tag Team Titles
– Galloway won the Joker’s Wild Tournament at One Night Only: Joker’s Wild 4
– On the March 15, 2016 episode of Impact, Galloway defeated Matt Hardy to win the TNA World Title
– On the March 29 episode, Galloway defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the TNA World Title
– On the April 5 episode, Galloway defeated Matt Hardy to retain the TNA World Title
– At Sacrifice 2016, Galloway defeated Tyrus to retain the TNA World Title
– On March 20, Galloway & Gargano defeated Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry) to retain the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles
– On April 1, Galloway & Gargano defeated The Premier Athlete Brand (Anthony Nese & Kaleb Conley) to retain the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles
– On April 9, Galloway defeated Eddie Dennis to retain the TNA World Title
– On April 15, Galloway defeated Jack Jester to retain the TNA World Title
– On April 17, Galloway defeated Eddie Ryan to retain the TNA World Title
– Between April 21 and April 24, Galloway retained the TNA World Title against Eli Drake, Lashley and Matt Hardy
– At One Night Only: World Cup 2016, Galloway defeated Trevor Lee
– On July 16, Galloway & DUSTIN defeated Catch Point (Tracy Williams & Drew Gulak) to win the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles
– At One Night Only: September 2016, Galloway defeated Andrew Everett
– On August 20, Galloway, Ethan Carter III & DUSTIN defeated Fred Yehi, Ethan Page & TJP in a No-DQ Match to retain DUSTIN & Galloway’s EVOLVE Tag Team Titles
– On November 30, Galloway defeated Joseph Conners & Joe Hendry to win the WCPW World Title
– On December 1, Galloway defeated Conners & Hendry to retain the WCPW World Title
– On December 3, Galloway defeated Matt Hardy to retain the WCPW World Title
– On January 6, 2017, Galloway defeated Bully Ray to retain the WCPW World Title
– On January 7, Galloway defeated Moose to win the Impact Grand Title. Before the month was out, he would defend the title against Moose, Rob Ryzin & Mahabali Shera
– On January 21, Galloway defeated Anthony Bowens to retain the WCPW World Title
– On January 29, Galloway fought Joe Hendry to a double pinfall draw to retain the WCPW World Title
– On February 12, Galloway defeated Joe Hendry with Martin Kirby as special guest referee to retain the WCPW World Title
– On March 6, Galloway defeated Will Ospreay to retain the WCPW World Title
– On March 20, Galloway defeated Joe Coffey to retain the WCPW World Title
– Galloway won the Scottish qualifier for the WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup, defeating BT Gunn in the final
– On April 1, Galloway defeated Rampage to retain the WCPW World Title. Later that day, he was shown on-screen at NXT Takeover: Orlando, where it was announced that he had re-signed with WWE
– On April 5, Galloway (as Drew McIntyre) officially re-debuted for NXT, defeating Oney Lorcan
– At Takeover: Brooklyn III, McIntyre defeated Bobby Roode to win the NXT Title
– On the October 4 episode of NXT, McIntyre defeated Roderick Strong to retain the NXT Title
– On the January 3, 2018 episode of NXT, McIntyre defeated Adam Cole with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee to retain the NXT Title
– In April 2018, McIntyre re-debuted on Raw in an alliance with Dolph Ziggler
– On the September 3, 2018 episode of Raw, McIntyre & Ziggler defeated The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) to win the Raw Tag Team Titles
– A week later, McIntyre & Ziggler defeated The B-Team to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles
– At Hell In A Cell 2018, McIntyre & Ziggler defeated The Shield (Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles
– On the September 24 episode of Raw, McIntyre & Ziggler defeated The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles
– McIntyre was a member of the victorious Team Raw at Survivor Series 2018
– McIntyre won the 2020 Royal Rumble
– At WrestleMania 38, McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Title
– The next night on Raw, McIntyre defeated The Big Show to retain the WWE Title
– At Money In The Bank 2020, McIntyre defeated Seth Rollins to retain the WWE Title
– At Backlash 2020, McIntyre defeated Bobby Lashley to retain the WWE Title
– The next night on Raw, McIntyre & R-Truth defeated Bobby Lashley & MVP to retain McIntyre’s WWE Title
– At The Horror Show At WWE Extreme Rules, McIntyre defeated Dolph Ziggler in an Extreme Rules Match to retain the WWE Title
– At Summerslam 2020, McIntyre defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE Title
– At Clash Of Champions 2020, McIntyre defeated Randy Orton in an Ambulance Match to retain the WWE Title
– The next night on Raw, McIntyre defeated Robert Roode to retain the WWE Title
– On the November 16, 2020 episode of Raw, McIntyre defeated Randy Orton in a No-DQ Match to regain the WWE Title, having lost it to Orton at the previous month’s Hell In A Cell event
– At TLC 2019, McIntyre defeated AJ Styles & The Miz in a TLC Match to retain the WWE Title
– On the January 4, 2021 episode of Raw, McIntyre defeated Keith Lee to retain the WWE Title
– At Royal Rumble 2021, McIntyre defeated Goldberg to retain the WWE Title
– At Elimination Chamber 2021, McIntyre defeated AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston & Sheamus in the titular match to retain the WWE Title, but lost the title to a cashing-in Miz after the match
– At Fastlane 2021, McIntyre defeated Sheamus in a No Holds Barred Match
– At Summerslam 2021, McIntyre defeated Jinder Mahal
– McIntyre was moved to Smackdown in the 2021 draft
– At Day 1 2022, McIntyre defeated Madcap Moss
– At Elimination Chamber 2022, McIntyre defeated Madcap Moss in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– At WrestleMania 38, McIntyre defeated Happy Corbin
– At Crown Jewel 2022, McIntyre defeated Karrion Kross in a Cage Match
– At Tribute To The Troops 2022, McIntyre, Sheamus & Ricochet defeated Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser, Giovanni Vinci & Gunther)

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