Drew McIntyre's Wife Faces Emergency Surgery Before WWE Clash

WWE's Drew McIntyre faces a personal and professional test.

by Noman Rasool
Drew McIntyre's Wife Faces Emergency Surgery Before WWE Clash
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Herded into a career-defining encounter, WWE superstar Drew McIntyre has had to navigate a tough time. On September 3 at WWE Clash at the Castle, he is going to face current World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest. But what he is going through in the ring, due to the enormity of the encounter, is being equally matched by personal issues.

Scheduled to be held in the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, this will be a significant event for McIntosh not just as a career marker but like a homecoming of sorts: this summer, during the Clash at The Castle kickoff show, the Scotsman announced to the audience an emotional status: his wife was undergoing emergency surgery.

McIntyre's Emotional Pledge

McIntyre said, "I'm back home; I'm going to have my people there, my family, a redo. I wasn't going to talk about, but I can't stop thinking about it. The one person who's not going to be there is my wife, who's in surgery right now, emergency surgery.

She told me, 'I want you to go there and bring that title home.' And I'm going to bring that title home. Such a heartfelt admission shows readers what's personally at stake for McIntyre in the chase for the championship. The reassurance of his wife is such a touching reminder of that support system behind him, even if she was going to miss the event due to some bouts of medical reasons.

Indeed, with McIntyre going into the June 14th episode of Friday Night SmackDown and, further down that road, this September's Clash at the Castle, in many ways, the entire wrestling world is cornering him in support. If for nothing else, his simple rags-to-riches-to-WWE-superstardom story has endeared him to scores of fans worldwide.

The upcoming match will be another chapter in that stirring tale of resilience and resolve. All eyes will be on McIntyre as soon as he finds his way to the ring from Glasgow, not just to take on Damian Priest but the fulfillment of his wife's wishes to win the World Heavyweight Championship.

The excitement builds as the world wonders if McIntyre will overcome such emotional and physical barriers to emerge as the new champion at one of the most crucial moments of his life.

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