Inducted by Daniel Bryan and Dana Warrior.
When you hear Connor Michalek’s name you immediately think of Daniel Bryan his favourite WWE superstar and all time hero.
In reality, Connor was an eight year old boy with a dream which in time would become the greatest experience to the little boy with the big heart. For this eight year old boy his dream was about to come a reality when in October 2012 of him asking to meet the WWE superstar and his hero.
Connor at just three year’s old developed medulloblastoma which is the medical term for brain and spinal cancer. From his video, he received considerable social media after a campaign was set up for him to meet his hero Daniel Bryan, also a Facebook group was set up called
“Help Connor Meet Daniel Bryan”
(Hyperlink to a recent YouTube video featuring Daniel Bryan and his wife Brie Bella)
Within 48 hours, WWE stated that Connor would meet his hero in the flesh, Connor meet Bryan during a WWE Raw event at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center along with his tag team partner at the time- The devil’s favourite demon Kane. Bryan then meet Michalek again on October 7 2013 when Raw was in Pittsburgh.
Connor attended Wrestlemania XXX festivities and was in the front row to see Daniel Bryan win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Bryan embraced Connor immediately following his victory.
Connor has battled cancer of the spine and brain since the age of three and sadly passed away on the 25th April 2014 at the age of eight.
WWE executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon subsequently named the Connor’s cure charity in the little man’s honour and he is to receive the Warrior’s Award at the 2015 Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania 31.
Connor was a WWE super fan with the heart of a champion who’s personality, quick whited- nature touched the hearts of the full WWE rooster even the high up bosses Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and their families. I agree with this Induction into The Hall of Fame because this little man’s life was cut short due to this horrible disease and it hit’s close to home for me as well.
Connor Michalek- “The Crusher”
Hall of Fame Class of 2015