Drew McIntyre recently made a surprise return to ICW’s After Hours event in Scotland, marking a nostalgic homecoming to the promotion where he first became the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion.

During the event, as ICW Champion Jack Jester stood in the ring, McIntyre’s WWE entrance music filled the arena, signaling his unexpected appearance. McIntyre entered the ring and initially teased a confrontation with Jester, only to warmly embrace him before delivering a brief promo.

Video clips capturing McIntyre’s return have circulated widely on social media, including posts shared by McIntyre himself, showcasing the emotional moment of his reunion with ICW fans.

McIntyre’s history with ICW dates back to 2006 when he was crowned the promotion’s first-ever World Champion, holding the title for 280 days in his initial reign. Following his WWE tenure and subsequent release, McIntyre returned to ICW from 2014 to 2017, reclaiming the World Championship during this period.


Looking ahead, McIntyre is set to compete at WWE’s Clash at the Castle event in Glasgow, Scotland. Streaming live on Saturday, the event features McIntyre challenging Damian Priest for the World Heavyweight Championship. The anticipation surrounding McIntyre’s return to his roots in ICW adds a special dimension to his upcoming title match.

How do you think Drew McIntyre’s recent return to ICW and upcoming title match at WWE’s Clash at the Castle event will influence his legacy in professional wrestling, particularly considering his journey from ICW’s inaugural champion to his current status in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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