WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is gifting a custom WWE Title belt to World War II veteran Tom Moore for his 100th birthday.
Moore, a former Captain in the British Army, has been in the news as of late for his fundraising efforts for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), which began with a sponsored 100-lap walk around his garden in Bedfordshire, England. Moore has already raised more than 29 million British pounds for the NHS.
Drew tweeted images of the custom WWE Title belt being sent to Moore and wrote, “As WWE Champion it is my honor, on behalf of @WWE, to celebrate the 100th birthday and extraordinary achievements of @CaptainTomMoore with a personalized WWE title. Happy birthday sir, and thank you. #WalkWithTom #CaptainTomMoore”
Drew also spoke with UK Metro and called Moore a true hero.
“I am proud that WWE has created a WWE Championship title for Captain Tom Moore featuring personalized side plates to celebrate his 100th birthday and commemorate his achievements for the NHS,” McIntyre said. “He is a true hero who stepped up when his country called in World War II and who stepped up again today with the same selfless courage and determination to help others.
“At WWE, our mission is to put smiles on people’s faces around the world. Captain Tom Moore has achieved that by uniting millions across the world in support of his truly outstanding fundraising endeavors. Captain Tom, I look forward to shaking your hand in person someday.”
Below is Drew’s full tweet with photos, along with WWE’s announcement on the gift, wishing Moore a Happy 100th:
Drew McIntyre commemorates Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday with custom WWE title
Captain Tom Moore’s incredible determination has made him a true people’s champion, and now Drew McIntyre is set on making that title official. The WWE Champion is gifting the World War II veteran a custom WWE title to commemorate Moore’s 100th birthday and recognize all of his impressive contributions to society.
Captain Tom has inspired people across the world with his recent fundraising efforts for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), which began with a sponsored 100-lap walk around his Bedfordshire, England garden. Moore’s galvanizing trek has already raised over 29 million British pounds for the NHS. Captain Tom wasn’t finished there, as his rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir helped earn him the distinction as the oldest artist to reach the top spot of BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart.
The WWE Universe joins McIntyre in wishing Captain Tom a wonderful 100th birthday and offers appreciation for continuing to inspire us all.
As WWE Champion it is my honor, on behalf of @WWE, to celebrate the 100th birthday and extraordinary achievements of @CaptainTomMoore with a personalized WWE title. Happy birthday sir, and thank you. #WalkWithTom #CaptainTomMoore pic.twitter.com/UIRkTBpTnd
? Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) April 28, 2020
? WWE (@WWE) April 28, 2020
WWE honours Captain Tom Moore with his own championship belt https://t.co/ZY47Wmn1oF
? The Independent (@Independent) April 28, 2020