Stephanie McMahon discusses the impact of WWE ahead of WrestleMania XXXI

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With the biggest event on the WWE calendar just days away, there are several topics which have been discussed in the build up to WrestleMania XXXI.

Honourable induction 

Possibly the biggest topic concerns something which is taking place before WrestleMania XXXI however, the induction of Connor Michalek into the WWE Hall of Fame.

A devoted fan of WWE, Connor tragically passed away last year having been battling cancer. This coming Saturday night, he will be honoured at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony when his father, Steve Michalek, receives the Warrior award on Connor's behalf.

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WWE'S Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, recently gave an interview ahead of the induction, and discussed the impact Connor had on her:

"Meeting Connor was absolutely a life-changing event for me...Connor was the same age as my oldest daughter. And he was just so full of life and personality and love. And you would never know he was sick from his personality and the way he acted."

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Prior to WrestleMania XXX last year, WWE made the decision to invite Connor to the event along with his dad, who according to Stephanie, said he 'didn't even act sick' on the night.

She added:

"His dad said he was the little boy his dad remembered [at WrestleMania XXX]. Connor's hero, Daniel Bryan, ironically defeated my husband and went on to become WWE world champion that night. Daniel Bryan's struggle as a character sort of paralleled Connor's struggles, so Connor identified with him."

WWE's impact 

There is little doubt that, as with Connor Michalek, WWE touches people of all ages throughout the WWE Universe. 

It appears that this includes the children of those within WWE as well, as Stephanie went on to explain her response to her own daughter's interest in becoming a WWE diva:

"My oldest daughter would love to be a WWE Diva. She actually wrote a book that said, 'I want to be a WWE Diva.' We are telling her what we would tell any girl or boy, that school comes first

"Get your education and then if you want to pursue becoming a WWE Diva or Superstar, absolutely."

Although it is unsurprising that Stephanie's daughter, whose father is WWE icon Triple H, has developed an interest in the industry even at a young age, she may well think differently once she becomes aware of how time-consuming the business is.

In addition, even though she is an impressive figure within WWE alone, Stephanie has also managed to find the time to raise three children as well as promoting her own workout regime.

Despite this admirable work ethic however, and where it has got her within professional wrestling today, there is still one thing missing for her as a wrestler within WWE:

"I would love to wrestle at WrestleMania! And who knows, if the time is ever right and the moment calls for it, it would be a dream come true for me."

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