Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Drew McIntyre
Cien does his usual start of match lounging as he evades a grapple from McIntyre. This is followed by McIntyre throwing Cien into the ropes where Cien, again, lies on the middle rope, relaxing. So, McIntyre kicks Cien directly to the floor below. He continues bringing the chops and punches until he’s walking up the ring steps and Cien trips him.
As they re-enter the ring, it’s Cien delivering the slaps. McIntyre tries to counter but Cien is able to force him to the mat for a quick 1 count. He stomps on McIntyre in the corner, backs off, runs at him, stops, yells and slaps McIntyre in the face. Insulting.
McIntyre slowly rises to his feet andhe means business. He throws Cien into the opposite corner and unloads a barrage of punches. Off the top rope…clothesline! He lifts Cien on to his shoulders. Cien wiggles free. The two trade chops to the chest. McIntyre gets a few more in. Off the ropes, powerslam by McIntyre.
He tunes up in the corner and rushes Cien with a running knee smash to the face. 1-2-3.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Oney Lorcan versus Drew McIntyre
They lock up and Drew with a clean break. Lorcan with a side head lock and Drew with an Irish whip. Drew with a slam and Lorcan goes to the floor. Drew tells Lorcan to come back to the ring. Lorcan with two running European uppercuts and Drew goes to the floor. Lorcan with a plancha onto Drew and then he goes up top for a cross body but Drew catches Oney and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with a chop and a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Drew with another chop followed by an Irish whip. Drew runs into a boot and Lorcan rolls past Drew and then he hits a running blockbuster for a near fall. Lorcan goes back to the apron and turnbuckles but Drew with a head butt to Lorcan and Drew climbs the turnbuckles. Lorcan crotches Drew and puts him in the tree of woe. Lorcan takes too long and Drew pulls himself up and sends Lorcan to the mat by the neck.
Lorcan with slaps to Drew. Drew blocks a kick and he hits a reverse wheelbarrow slam. Drew with a flying boot for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew is asked what brings him to NXT. Drew says this is where he needs to be. He says he has built a reputation and he could have signed anywhere in the world. He has the Raw talent and he could put the Smackdown on anyone, but he doesn’t want to be anywhere but NXT.
While attending NXT TakeOver: Orlando, Drew McIntrye says he has officially signed with NXT and has his sights set on the NXT Championship.
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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
After the Ember Moon vs. Asuka we go to a quick break & we are back again, They show Drew Galloway sitting at ringside. The graphic on the screen says Drew McIntyre. He gets a pop.
Drew Galloway beat Matt Riddle. Galloway scored a surprisingly quick win with a piledriver off the apron to the floor, a Future Shock DDT, and another piledriver. Hard-hitting stuff.
Impact Grand Championship Match – Drew Galloway (c) Vs. Moose
Round One: Evenly contested with a lot of striking. Both men end up brawling on the outside. Moose takes control when he throws Galloway into the ring post. Galloway battles back and drops Moose onto the guardrail. Moments later with under a minute left in the round. Galloway and Moose battle on the ring apron. Galloway gets Moose up and hits the Celtic Cross on the ring steps. Galloway crawls into the ring and tries to get the ref to count out Moose but time runs out in the round.
Round One Scorecard: Judge 1 scores the round 10-9 for Moose. While Judges 2 and 3 score the round 10-9 for Galloway. Drew wins the round 29-28
Round Two: A lot like the start of round one with both men hitting heavy strikes. Moose wins the exchange and hits a pop up power bomb on Galloway. He follows that up with a standing swanton and moonsault. He covers Galloway for a 2 count. Moose stays on the offensive and hits a standing dropkick on Galloway and then a sky high from the top rope. Galloway takes a powder and bides some time on the outside to recover. The strategy pays off when Moose comes outside to go after him. Drew lifts up Moose and hits a death valley driver onto the ring apron. Moments later, Moose recovers and hits a pop up apron power bomb on Galloway. Time runs out in the round with both men down on the outside.
Round Two Scorecard: Judge 2 scores the round 10-9 for Galloway. Judges 1 and 3 score it 10-9 for Moose.
Round Three: Moose and Galloway hit a double boot at the start of the match and knock each other down. With 2 minutes left, Galloway goes for the claymore but Moose evades it. He picks up Drew and hits a buckle bomb on him. It nearly sends Drew crashing to the outside. Moose stops from him falling. He brings him back into the ring and hits the game changer. This leads to a near fall. Drew then hits a low blow on Moose. He then follows that up with The Claymore with under a minute left. Galloway connects with a tombstone piledriver. He covers Moose but he kicks out. Galloway then goes for the future shock DDT. Moose counters out of it. Both men stand toe to toe exchanging strikes. Under 20 seconds left, Galloway hits the Claymore, Moose springs back up and hits the game changer. Both men are laid out on the mat and time expires in the round.
Final Decision: Moose defeats Drew Galloway by split decision to regain The Impact Grand Championship
After the match. Drew Galloway throws a fit at ringside. He grabs one of the judges by the throat and throws his chair down the ramp way.
Grand Championship Match: Drew Galloway vs Mahabali Shera
Because when I think high-level wrestling strategist, I think Mahabali F’n Shera. Bell rings and Shera quickly gets a schoolboy rollup and a backslide for a pair of two counts, Galloway goes for the Future Shock, but Shera picks the legs and gets a jackknife rollup for 2. Galloway decides to just start unloading on Shera, but Shera pops him over with a thing that kind of looks like a powerslam where Shera forgot to go down with Drew. Drew goes to the top, but Shera tosses him off, then picks him up for something that looked like he was either going for a Samoan drop or running powerslam, but hadn’t decided, so just kind of balanced Drew on his head. Drew gets the advantage when they go to the floor, Drwe charges and Shera pops him up for something, but apparently forgot quite what he had in mind and Drew just comes down on his feet, so Drew covers by dropping him on the barricade. They go back inside, the bell rings, but Shera hits a Sky High anyway, appearing to drop Drew on his pelvis instead of his back like he’s supposed to.
Shera wins Round 1 on a split decision, so Drew flattens Shera with a big boot as soon as Round 2 starts and begins hammering him, then hits an overhead release suplex for 2. Shera fires up out of nowhere and hits a pop-up powerslam for 2, but Drew headbutts him and connects with a charging forearm. Shera dodges a top rope move, Drew escapes a Sky High and hits the Claymore kick followed by the Future Shock DDT for the win.
Winner: Drew Galloway