Footage has emerged of a heart-warming interaction between Drew McIntyre and a young fan after Friday Night SmackDown went off the air.
Since returning to WWE in 2017, Drew McIntyre has risen to become one of the most popular Superstars in WWE. While his career in the ring has sky-rocketed and seem him win the WWE Championship on two occasions, he has also become something of an ambassador outside of it.
This wider role, outside of being simply a wrestler, has seen the Scot work alongside organisations such as the Make A Wish Foundation.
Following the April 22nd episode of SmackDown, McIntyre’s caring side came to the fore once again as he made the night of one lucky fan at ringside.
After the show went off the air, McIntyre posed in the ring with RK-Bro before taking a selfie with one his biggest fans, Giovanna, who is part of the Make A Wish Foundation. You can see the heart-warming clip posted by Giovanna herself below.
— Giovanna05 (@Giovannawwefan) April 23, 2022
Back in 2021, McIntyre also became an ambassador for the Special Olympics. It’s a role that has seen him work closely with the organisation ever since.
As part of the promotion for the upcoming SummerSlam show in Nashville, McIntyre visited the city and met up with a number of inspiring athletes. Speaking at the event, McIntyre explained that getting do these kinds of appearances are one of the biggest joys in his life.
“I knew I’d be inspired, but I didn’t realize the level that we’d get to and just how much I really want to do and how much I really want to be involved. I couldn’t have anticipated even close. Like when I heard today, technically I’m going to SummerSlam media tour – we’re got a big show in Nissan Stadium on July 30th. When I heard Special Olympics was involved today in person I got giddy for a second and was like ‘oh that’s great’ I get to go along and that’s something that’s truly a joy in my life right now.”
On SmackDown Drew McIntyre squared off against Sami Zayn in a Lumberjack Match. However, the contest descended into chaos when the lumberjacks including RK-Bro and the Usos began fighting amongst themselves. This allowed Zayn to escape through the crowd.
As Zayn escaped, Adam Pearce announced that the pair will meet in a Cage Match next week.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.