Former WWE Superstar Returning To The Company, Shown In Crowd At NXT Takeover

In the tradition of Asuka and Bobby Roode, WWE premiered a new signing to NXT in the front row of the crowd at Takeover: Orlando tonight.

This guy:

So former WWE superstar Drew McIntyre, who was once Vince McMahon's "Chosen One," has returned to the fold.

Since leaving WWE in  2014, he has worked for TNA Impact Wrestling (under his real name, Drew Galloway) and for independent promotions all over the world.

His contract with Impact ran out at the end of February and he chose not to re-sign. He has been wrestling for WCPW and Evolve recently, and had said he enjoyed the freedom that those promotions afforded him.

But it looks like the pull of the mother ship's tractor beam was just too strong.

It should be noted that he was pulled from the WWN show tonight, and this is the reason why.

WWE released a statement confirming McIntyre is back and with NXT.

Drew McIntyre officially signs as an NXT Superstar

Former WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre has returned with his eye locked firmly on the NXT Championship.

In the midst of NXT TakeOver: Orlando, rumors instantly began to circulate when the "Sinister Scotsman" was spotted watching the live WWE Network event very closely from his seat in the capacity crowd.

But speculation instantly dissipated when McIntyre revealed to ESPN that he has signed as NXT's newest Superstar.

This huge news immediately conjures thoughts of dream showdowns between the hard-hitting McIntyre and the NXT roster's elite. And judging by the reaction of the NXT Universe when he was shown donning a sly smile in attendance, fans were certainly excited by the prospect of him stepping through the yellow ropes very soon.

Stay with WWE.com for more on this developing story, and don't miss NXT this Wednesday night at 8/7 C on WWE Network.

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