Drew McIntyre Makes WWE Raw Return

Former NXT champ joins Dolph Ziggler on Mondays.

Drew McIntyre Raw

Apparently the Superstar Shake-Up isn't limited to simply rearranging the Raw and SmackDown furnitre, as the red brand gained a huge boost in acquiring the 6'5" former NXT champ Drew McIntyre from Full Sail this Monday.

As Titus Worldwide attempted to enlist the services of a Raw newcomer Dolph Ziggler, the Ayrshire assassin made his first appearance on the show since leaving the company in 2014, emerging from the crowd to help the would-be client beat down the hapless agency. Michael Cole cast the new best buds as heels in decrying their vicious assault, though the reaction for McIntyre from the crowd was overwhelmingly and predictably favourable. They were less fussed about Ziggler's Raw return (which is equally understandable).

A switch to the main brands had been widely anticipated for the gargantuan Scot, who was last seen relinquishing the NXT title to Andrade "Cien" Almas at November's TakeOver: WarGames. McIntyre had the misfortune to suffer a torn biceps during that defence; it's believed he was all but set for a call-up back then, had the poorly timed injury not scuppered plans.

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