There’s more to WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre than even his impressive 6’5” 265-pound imposing frame suggests. For starters, when he was a kid, a young “Scottish Psychopath” (real name Andrew McLean Galloway IV) actually FOIA’d the FBI for some documents on UFOs. It worked.
Not a chance in hell this journalist/pro-wrestling fan wasn’t going to ask for all the details on that story.
“When I was 11, I believe I was at the time, I used to have a subscription to a magazine called X Factor in the U.K.,” McIntyre recalled to TheWrap. “It covered a lot of different areas: Conspiracy theories, unsolved crimes, strange insects, you know, ghosts, UFOs– such a variety of weird topics I was into at the time.”
Below is the meat and potatoes of McIntyre’s tale. The story is so good we didn’t want to chop it up at all.
There was an article about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that America had just signed at the time and you could get whatever documents you wanted under the Freedom of Information Act. And it gave you a sample letter, so I sent away to the FBI using my sample letter to get some documents.
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 and he said, “Son, I have to talk to you.”
And I’m, like, “Oh my God, what has he found out? What have I done?”
And he said, “Why are the FBI–” he kept saying “in America”– ‘Why is the FBI in America sending you these documents?”
“I asked for them.”
“Why again, son, are the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation IN AMERICA, sending these to you?”
“Dad, because I asked for them.”
He’s like, “You’re 11 years old!”
Unfortunately, “a bunch” of what McIntyre got from the FBI (in America) was “blacked out,” he told us. “But it was pretty interesting, especially as a kid, to get that stuff.”
“I was a little strange kid,” McIntyre summed the whole experience up. Uh-huh.
You little strange kids can learn more about the Freedom of Information Act — and file your own requests — here.
Though he does not currently have an official “SummerSlam” match, McIntyre is attending this weekend’s pay-per-view event in Toronto, which will live-stream Sunday on WWE Network starting at 7/6c. On Friday, McIntyre will be signing autographs for (brave) fans at his Metro Toronto Convention Centre meet-and-greet on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. ET.
Readers can catch McIntyre regularly on WWE flagship series “Raw,” which airs Monday nights from 8-11 p.m. ET on USA Network.