ICW announced the passing of Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum on Wednesday, who was a mainstay on the U.K. scene, who has been wrestling for the last 18 years.
We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of ICW World Heavyweight Champion, Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum. 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.
McCallum was 36-years old and had just wrestled this past Sunday at ICW’s event at The Garage in Glasgow where he defeated Alexander Dean.
In 2014, he received a lot of coverage after taking a Styles Clash incorrectly from AJ Styles and suffering a broken neck. McCallum missed a year of action, returning in March 2015 and had a rematch with Styles in June 2015 on a Preston City Wrestling card in Lancashire, England.
Over the past year, he primarily wrestled for ICW, PCW, and the Scottish Wrestling Alliance. He won the ICW heavyweight title in December 2018 from Jackie Polo in Glasgow at the Fear & Loathing XI event. McCallum put his career on the line for Polo’s championship.
He was also the Scottish Heavyweight champion for the SWA group, which he had held since April when he beat Timm Wylie and was the owner of Pro Wrestling Elite, which launched in 2011.
The cause of death has not been revealed and we wish our sincere condolences to the friends & family of McCallum.