WWE stars expected to take part in Preston wrestling show honouring Adrian 'Lionheart' McCallum

A number of WWE stars are expected to take part in a wrestling show honouring Adrian 'Lionheart' McCallum.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 12:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 1:47 pm
Adrian Lionheart McCallum

McCallum died last week aged 36, leading to countless tributes from fans and wrestlers from around the world.

Preston’s premier wrestling company, PCW, has since organised a fund-raising show for McCallum, with all profits going to his family.

A spokesman for PCW said: “All at PCW will miss you and you will live forever in our memories.”

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The event is taking place at Evoque nightclub in Preston on Friday, June 28.

In a selfless tribute, the world-renowned WWE has give permission for a number of its stars to take part in the show, including Ligero. Other names have yet to be announced.

The evening will also feature a Lionheart Memorial Trophy Tournament.

Tributes have been paid to McCallum from the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who said "he was a big wrestling star in the UK. Loved and respected".

Adrian Lionheart McCallum in action on Preston's Flag Market (JPIMedia)

A GoFundMe page has also been set up by Glasgow-based Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW), the company in which Adrian was the reigning world heavyweight champion, to give McCallum a proper send off.

So far more than £15,500 has been raised.

Former Preston Coun Drew Gale, a close friend of McCallum's and a once guest PCW wrestler at a charity fund-raiser show, said he was "so empathetic, caring and a genuinely nice person".

• For tickets visit www.tickettailor.com/events/pcw