Scottish Wrestling Champ Dies Aged 36

Sadness and disbelief spread through wrestling circles on Wednesday as much loved Scottish wrestling star Adrian McCallum, 36, passed away. The sudden death of the talented athlete came the day after the wrestler, nicknamed Lionheart, posted a quote from the Ricky Gervais show Afterlife:

“One day you will eat your last meal. You will smell your last flower, you will hug your friend for the last time. You might not know it’s the last time, that’s why you must do everything you love with passion.”

The wrestler, originally from Coventry, was the Insane Champion Wrestling (ICW) heavyweight champion and had previously appeared on TNT and WWE events. In 2004 he broke his neck in two places but fought a long road to recovery to get back to the sport he loved. He was a veteran of wrestling and was owner of the Ayrshire-based Pro Wrestling Elite organisation. The social media condolences of those who knew him, paint a picture of a kindhearted and ambitious individual. He’ll be sadly missed.

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