During Monday nights Insane Championship Wrestling Fight Club tapings, ICW alumni and current WWE NXT Superstar Drew McIntyre was inducted into the companies Hall of Fame. In front of a huge crowd at Glasgow’s O2 ABC, McIntyre would make his first appearance in an ICW ring since leaving the company in 2017 to become a part of WWE’s NXT brand to personally accept the induction.
McIntyre originally began competing in ICW back in 2006, appearing on the companies inaugural show Fear and Loathing I, where he won a triple threat match to become ICW World Heavyweight Champion. He would leave the company in 2007 and head to WWE until his release from the company in 2014. He would return to ICW until 2017, returning in July 2014 to feud with Jack Jester, and would capture the ICW Heavyweight Championship again at Fear and Loathing VII. McIntyre would become a true world champion, taking the ICW Heavyweight Championship and defending it all around the world, allowing him to rebrand the title the ICW World Heavyweight Championship. He would remain with the company until 2017, when he would rejoin WWE as part of the NXT brand.
McIntyre is currently out of action, rehabbing a bicep injury that he suffered during his NXT Championship match at NXT TakeOver: War Games with Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas.
Reaction to McIntyre’s Hall of Fame induction is slowly coming out via social media and you can check out a few select tweets below from last nights ICW Fight Club show.
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) February 12, 2018
Tonight @DMcIntyreWWE said that "we need to thank ICW's big Uncle Paul for allowing me to be here" leading to the crowd chanting "thank you Uncle Paul." So I take it that's what we are referring to @TripleH as in ICW from now? 😂 #CheersUnclePaul #legend #TheMan
— Mark Dallas (@RealMarkDallas) February 13, 2018
“I don’t just want to be the first British, not just the first UK, but the first Scottish-born WWE World Heavyweight Champion!” Congratulations @DMcIntyreWWE on his #ICWHOF induction! #ICWFightClub pic.twitter.com/HG2lfCGVeg
— WWE UK (@WWEUK) February 12, 2018