Despite now being a household name as a former WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre revealed that not even WWE got his name right during his debut 15 years ago!
Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre made his WWE debut on October 12th, 2007, entering alongside Dave Taylor to take on Matt Cardona (who was then known as Brett Major before he would go on to become Zack Ryder). After cutting a short promo about being from Scotland but applying for dual citizenship, McIntyre was victorious in the debut, rolling up Major for the win following interference from Taylor.
Fifteen years later, Drew McIntyre took to social media to reflect on his debut, revealing that his name was wrong on the Titantron during his entrance and that he didn’t have experience working in front of a hard cam. He also joked about being much younger than fellow SmackDown star Sheamus.
“15 years ago this fresh faced kid made his @WWE debut. I had only been in America for about 2 weeks, the titantron got my name wrong, and I didn’t know what a hard-cam was or how to find it. Craziest part is I’m still 37 years younger than @WWESheamus”
15 years ago this fresh faced kid made his @WWE debut. I had only been in America for about 2 weeks, the titantron got my name wrong, and I didn't know what a hard-cam was or how to find it. Craziest part is I’m still 37 years younger than @WWESheamuspic.twitter.com/WkpmjVJovY
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) October 12, 2022
The Titantron isn’t fully visible at any time during his entrance, but a quick glimpse of it seems to indicate that the entrance video showed his real name of Drew Galloway, the name he used throughout his time training in FCW. HIs entrance graphic, however, did indeed use the correct name of Drew McIntyre.
These days, Drew McIntyre is back on SmackDown, where he’s been embroiled in a feud with Karrion Kross and Scarlett. At Extreme Rules on October 8th, the two faced off in a strap match that saw Kross victorious after Scarlett sprayed McIntyre in the face with what was said to be pepper spray.