WWE Issues Official Statement on the Passing of Drew McDonald, Paige Comments, Honors Him on Raw

As noted, UK Wrestling legend Drew McDonald, who helped recruit WWE Diva Paige, passed away yesterday.

In response to McDonald’s passing, WWE issued the following statement:

WWE is saddened to learn that U.K. wrestling legend Drew McDonald has passed away following a battle with cancer. Born in Scotland, McDonald competed throughout the 1980s, ’90s and ’00s, and fought against the likes of William Regal, Finlay and Robbie Brookside.

Paige, who McDonald helped recruit into WWE, paid tribute to him on last night’s Raw, wearing the script “RIP Drew McDonald” on her forearms.

“He’s the one who got me here, so that’s only the littlest bit of what I can give back to him,” Paige told WWE.com. “I wanted people not to forget him. I wanted people to know his name.”

WWE extends its condolences to McDonald’s colleagues, friends and family.