A NIGHT of wrestling was held in memory of a Cumnock wrestling legend who tragically died earlier in the year.

The BCW [British Championship Wrestling] Believe event was staged in tribute to Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum after the wrestling legend was found dead at his Ayr home earlier this year after taking his own life.

Fellow wrestlers, including Grado, Jack Jester, Wolfgang and Paul Gallagher, joined together to ‘pay tribute, say farewell and thank you’ to the man in Kilmarnock’s Grand Hall last Friday.

British Championship Wrestling promoter Graham McKay said: “It was very fitting that the very last tribute to Lionheart happened in the very venue he made his wrestling debut.

“Thank you firstly to Adrian’s parents for giving permission to have the show. They were so passionate of this show happening in this hall it truly meant a lot that you were in attendance and the emotional words said to me after they will never be forgotten.

“Now can I thank all workers involved in making last night the success that it truly was, from the wrestlers, the refs, the mc and to all the staff behind the machine that is British Championship Wrestling, you all made this an event that I will remember for the rest of my life. Words cannot explain my gratitude.”

We previously reported that the heartbroken parents of the iconic wrestler made the huge £2,000 donation to Auchinleck mental health group Release in Ayrshire.

Adrian “Lionheart” McCallum, much-loved son of Eddie and Margaret and a loving partner to Rebecca, died aged 36 years on June 19.