UK wrestling legend Drew McDonald passed away earlier today at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer. McDonald had history with several top wrestlers including William Regal, Finlay, Chris Benoit, NXT trainer Robbie Brookside and others. McDonald reportedly had a hand in getting Paige her tryout with WWE as she trained at his school in England.
Several WWE stars have reacted to McDonald's passing:
Sorry to hear of the passing of Drew McDonald, a legend in British wrestling. Only wrestled him once, but he was a true gent. Rest in peace.— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) February 9, 2015
RIP Drew McDonald. My heart is breaking. Wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. "You're like a diamond I made myself." I love you— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) February 9, 2015
Just saw news of Drew MacDonald's passing, a British and Europe wrestling legend-especially with the boys!! Great guy, good friend. RIP.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) February 9, 2015
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Drew McDonald.Drew was a great unselfish Pro.A wonderful rogue (cont) http://t.co/n2VKRUfTcI— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) February 9, 2015
28 years of bumping, laughing and friendship. Rest in Peace Drew. pic.twitter.com/YnJKrQ3TfQ— Robby Brookside (@RobbyBrookside) February 9, 2015
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