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Drew McIntyre makes NXT debut at post-TakeOver: Orlando tapings


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It didn't take very long for Drew McIntyre to make his NXT debut after showing up at TakeOver: Orlando.

McIntyre had his first match in WWE since being released in 2014 at tonight's post-WrestleMania weekend NXT television tapings at Full Sail University. He took on Oney Lorcan and won the match after hitting his Claymore kick. He used generic rock music for his entrance theme instead of his old WWE music.

After the match, McIntyre cut a promo saying that NXT is where he wants to be and that he's there to win the NXT Championship.

McIntyre returned to WWE last Saturday, where he was shown in the front row prior to the Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke Nakamura main event at TakeOver. He confirmed in an interview with ESPN shortly after that he had re-signed with WWE and would be starting with NXT soon.

The return comes after McIntyre had a successful run on the indies and in TNA as Drew Galloway (which is his real name) after being released. He announced in February that he wouldn't be signing a new contract with TNA.