Connor “The Crusher” Michalek, a Pittsburgh native and passionate WWE fan who passed away last year from cancer, will be the first-ever recipient of the Warrior Award, which will be presented each year at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The Warrior Award will be given to someone who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer, The Ultimate Warrior. This year, the award will be presented by The Ultimate Warrior’s widow, Dana Warrior and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan to Steve Michalek, Connor’s father.
Stephanie McMahon and “Triple H” Paul Levesque launched “Connor’s Cure,” a fund dedicated to further Pediatric cancer research. Donations can be made by visiting www.givetochildrens.org/CONNORSCURE.