Drew McIntyre

Scottish professional wrestler

Drew Galloway (born 6 June 1985, in Ayr, Scotland), also known by his ring name Drew McIntyre, is a Scottish professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs the Raw brand. During his first run in the WWE from 2007 to 2014, he won the WWE Intercontinental Championship one time and the WWE Tag Team Championship one time with Cody Rhodes. On 12 June 2014, McIntyre was released from his WWE contract.[1] He then began wrestling on the independent circuit, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was a one-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion and one-time Impact Grand Champion and Evolve, where he was one- time Evolve Champion, one-time Open the Freedom Gate Champion and two-time Evolve Tag Team Champion.

Drew McIntyre
McIntyre in March 2017
Born (1985-06-06) 6 June 1985 (age 38)
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Drew Galloway
Drew McIntyre
Billed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight275 lb (125 kg)
Billed fromAyr, Scotland
Trained byJustin Richards
James Tighe
Mark Sloan
Colin McKay
Spinner McKenzie
Debut2001

In April 2017, he returned to WWE, where he wrestled on their developmental territory NXT and won the NXT Championship. He was drafted back to the main roster in 2018 and won the renamed Raw Tag Team Championship a second time with Dolph Ziggler. In 2020, he had his most successful year, when he won the Royal Rumble match [2] and the WWE Championship two times. He is the first and only British world champion in WWE and the 31st Triple Crown champion.[3]

Personal life change

Galloway became engaged to American professional wrestler Taryn Terrell (also known as Tiffany) in July 2009,[4][5] while both working for WWE and they married in Las Vegas in May 2010.[6][7] They divorced in May 2011.[8] Galloway met doctor Kaitlyn Frohnapfel at a bar in 2013 and they married on 10 December 2016. The couple currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, having previously lived in Tampa, Florida.[9]

Galloway's mother, Angela, died on 3 November 2012, at the age of 51.[10]

Galloway is a supporter of Scottish football club Rangers.[11]

On 2 June 2023, Galloway announced that he had become an American citizen.[12]

Championships and accomplishments change

McIntyre's first championship in WWE was the WWE Intercontinental Championship, which he held once.
McIntyre also had success in WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling, as he won the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship once.

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