WWE Releases Tribute to Young Fan 'Connor the Crusher,' Who Passed Away

Connor Michalek may have been young, but his fight against cancer and passion toward his idols captivated the hearts of WWE's biggest stars.

In 2012, Connor, who chose the ring name "Connor the Crusher," got to meet—and submit—his idol, Daniel Bryan. In addition, earlier this year, he got the chance to hit and pin Triple H while surrounded by professional wrestling stars chanting and cheering for him.

Connor passed away shortly after WrestleMania XXX this past April. Before he passed, he was able to see Bryan rise to become World Heavyweight champion. After winning the belt, Bryan spotted Connor ringside and immediately embraced him.

Clearly impacted by the brave little boy, WWE put out the above tribute video.


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