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WWE Gives Wrestlers Permission To Work Adrian 'Lionheart' McCallum Memorial Show

WWE will allow its talent to work the memorial show which will be held in honor of the late Adrian "Lionheart" McCallum.

News of the British star's passing rocked the wrestling world on July 19, and the tributes have been pouring from everywhere.

It is believed that the 36-year-old took his own life. And, hours before his death, he tweeted out a quote from Netflix show Afterlife which reads:  “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.”

Lionheart was the reigning Insane Champions Wrestling Heavyweight Champion at the time of his death and had worked with several other promotions in the UK. He also made appearances for Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling.

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“We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of ICW World Heavyweight Champion, Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum," ICW said in a statement following his demise. "Adrian was a mainstay of ICW and British professional wrestling. Most importantly, he was our friend. His passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew him. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.”

Adrian's death came as quite the shock to his peers and fans, as well as many persons involved in the industry. And, in quite the generous move, WWE is letting its wrestlers take part in the special tribute show in the deceased wrestler's name.

NXT UK's Ligero has already announced that he will feature and other wrestlers from the promotion are also likely to be part of it. The show, called A Night for Lionheart, is being organized by PCW Wrestling and is set for this Friday.

As mentioned above, this move is indeed compassionate on WWE's part. The company doesn't normally allow its wrestlers to perform in shows put together by other promotions and that Vince McMahon's giving permission for this one is quite the gesture.

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