Although there has been much criticism of late surrounding WWE and the decisions made by those in charge, its latest announcement regarding the WWE Hall of Fame is certainly one which deserves a lot of praise.
Connor 'The Crusher' Michalek from Pennsylvania, was just eight-years-old when he lost his battle with cancer last April, after attending the biggest event in the industry he loved; WWE's WrestleMania.
Connor 'The Crusher' was one of WWE's biggest fans and will be honoured at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony which takes place the night before WrestleMania XXXI, on 28th March.
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The award the inspirational young boy will be honoured with, will be received on his behalf by his father, Steve Michalek, and presented by one of Connor's favourite WWE superstars; Daniel Bryan.
Co-presenting the award will be Dana Warrior, whose late husband and WWE legend Ultimate Warrior, is who the prestigious award has been named after.
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'The Crusher' will be the first-ever fan to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame when the event takes place in San Jose, California.
Speaking of the induction, Dana Warrior praised WWE's decision, saying that 'The Crusher' was the perfect recipient for the inaugural award because he represented the positive traits for what a warrior stands for.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, she added:
"I am sure that Warrior is smiling today, knowing that this award is being given to a true warrior."
The award has been made even more poignant by being named after Ultimate Warrior, who tragically died just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year.
Chief Brand Officer of WWE Stephanie McMahon also aired her views on the news:
“Ultimate Warrior is an icon in our business,” she said. “Warrior’s beliefs were to always believe in yourself and that’s why Connor Michalek is absolutely the correct person to receive this award.”
With talk of the WWE Hall of Fame inductees being a hot topic at this time every year, news such as this is very rewarding amongst the disagreements of who does and does not deserve to be inducted into the prestigious club.
Every member who makes up the WWE Universe has heard of Connor 'The Crusher' in some way and has doubtlessly been touched by the incredible story of the life of such an extraordinary child.
In addition, following Connor's death, WWE set up Connor's Cure - a fund through the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh which is dedicated to paediatric cancer research.
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