“Happy Birthday Drew McIntyre!” – The Former WWE Champion’s Brother Shares Adorable Throwback Picture

Published 06/06/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 04: Drew McIntyre speaks during a WWE Downunder media opportunity at Crown Entertainment Complex on October 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)


Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre turned 36 today (June 6). As the birthday wishes poured in, the most special wish perhaps came from Drew’s younger brother, John.

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The junior Galloway shared a rare throwback picture on Twitter on the occasion of McIntyre’s birthday. John also revealed how it has been 18 months since the brothers last met because of covid related travel restrictions.

“Happy birthday, @DMcIntyreWWE had my back since day 1,” he wrote. “Hope you have an amazing day, hurts that its been 18 months since we last saw each other in real life. Sending all the love.”

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Fans swooned over the adorable picture of the ferocious ‘Scottish Warrior‘. Drew, whose real name is Andrew McLean Galloway IV, retweeted the picture with a heart emoji.

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Drew McIntyre had an interesting childhood

Born in Ayr, Scotland, Drew spent his childhood in Prestwick. Before dwelling in pro-wrestling, he has had immense interests in football and conspiracy theories.

When he was 11 years old, he actually FOIA’d the FBI for some documents on UFOs. When Drew was 11, he learned quite a few things about “conspiracy theories, unsolved crimes, strange insects, ghosts, UFOs” from a U.K. magazine called the X-Factor.

Back then, he also learned about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in America that could get anyone any documents. There was also a sample letter attached to the article he was reading, and the 11-year-old Drew sent a letter.

“It gave you a sample letter, so I sent away to the FBI using my sample letter to get some documents,” Drew told TheWrap. “Sure enough, I get home from school one day and my dad was just waiting for me — which is unusual for him ’cause he’s always at work, my mom had told him — and he had this giant stack of papers on his lap.”

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Drew had a hard time making everyone believe that he was not in trouble with the FBI and had received the letter because he asked for it. Although most of the document was blacked out, it was pretty amazing for an 11-year-old boy.

McIntyre began wrestling at 15 when he enrolled in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance’s Academy after his family moved to England. However, the 11-year-old conspiracy theorist who heard from the FBI was still there somewhere.

Drew eventually earned a master’s degree in criminology from the Glasgow Caledonian University. He then focused on wrestling full-time, and the Bret Hart fan eventually became a two-time WWE Champion among many things.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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