The Tartan Army’s Boogiemania has spread to the world of wrestling with Scots star Drew McIntyre winning his second WWE title.
The Ayrshire-born grappler reclaimed the gold from Randy Orton on last night’s edition of Monday Night Raw, with a cry of “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie”.
Oh yes Sir, Drew can boogie, boogie woogie, all night long 🏴
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) November 17, 2020
The Baccara song has become an anthem for Scotland fans after being played in the dressing room following the historic win on penalties over Serbia.
It’s a reference to a video that emerged in 2015 of Aberdeen and Scotland defender Andy Considine dressing up and dancing to the 70s hit as part of a stag do.
Incredibly, it hit the charts on Sunday at number three, and the group’s original singer Maria Mendiola has indicated she’d be open to recording a new version ahead of the Euros.
McIntyre’s celebrations follow the Tartan Army’s jubilation at qualifying for a major tournament for the first time in 22 years.
McIntyre, 35, tweeted: “It’s easy to talk about what’s next. But for tonight I’m thinking about what it is. Proud of my match tonight on #WWERaw.
“I’m never going to take this responsibility or this feeling for granted.”
The Rangers fan was also congratulated on his title triumph by the Ibrox club.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 17, 2020
McIntyre rose to prominence in his homeland through the likes of Glasgow-based Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW).
Originally from Prestwick, he worked his way up through various promotions in Scotland and the UK, before being signed to WWE in 2007.
He was named chairman Vince McMahon’s ‘chosen one’ in 2009 and eventually became the Intercontinental Champion.
He had matches with legends such as Matt Hardy and The Undertaker before slipping down the card and being released by the company 2014.
McIntyre, competing under his real name Drew Galloway, returned to the independent scene, including a comeback to ICW.
Such was his success, he was re-signed to the WWE in 2017 and soon became the then developmental brand NXT’s men’s champion.
He made the move back to Monday Night Raw in 2018 and won the 2020 Royal Rumble.
He won the title in WWE’s first ever closed doors WrestleMania against former UFC star Brock Lesnar.
As a result of his title win, he’ll face SmackDown’s Universal Champion Roman Reigns at this weekend’s Survivor Series pay-per-view.
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