WWE Pays Tribute to Young Fan Who Lost Battle With Cancer, and It’s Pretty Moving (Video)

wwe tribute to young fan connor michalek died of cancer

When you watch or read anything about the WWE, 99% of it is fake. And that’s okay. Their job is to entertain people, and they do it well.

I was somewhat surprised, however, when I discovered that the WWE is also capable of producing something 100% real that is utterly moving.

That something is a video tribute to Connor Michalek.

Back in 2012, when he was 6 years old and battling brain cancer, Connor—ring name “Connor the Crusher”—posted a video on YouTube asking for the chance to meet his idol, Daniel Bryan.

That sparked a widespread social media campaign, and later that year Conner got his wish.

However, meeting Bryan was just the beginning. Everyone at WWE who met the kid fell in love with his spirit, so they invited him to another event earlier this year, where he got to pin Triple H. Then they invited him to WrestleMania XXX this past April, where he got to sit in the front row and watch Bryan become the WWE World Champion.

Of course, who was the first person Bryan went to after winning the belt? It was The Crusher.

Sadly, just a few weeks later, Connor lost his battle with cancer. And to pay tribute to their most inspirational little fan, the WWE produced this video.

Touching stuff. Hats off to the WWE for giving this little boy and his family such a wonderful experience.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]


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