WWE’s Tribute To ‘Connor The Crusher’ Goes Viral

Connor "The Crusher" Michalek made a YouTube video requesting to meet his favorite WWE wrestler, Daniel Bryan. Fast forward just a bit — Connor was suffering from pediatric brain cancer when he got the invite to join his favorite wrestler backstage during Monday Night Raw in Pittsburgh this past December. The events that followed surpassed anything he ever had in mind.

​Not only did he get to hang out with Bryan even more, but he even got invited to join the biggest wrestlers at WrestleMania XXX and for Monday Night Raw in Washington D.C. in April.

You'll see in the captured footage, Connor The Crusher walk down a ramp with Bryan as WWE superstars chant his name before the big show, enter the ring, then land a hit on Triple H with a winning pin to the mat.

Connor's dad explains towards the end of the video that he truly believes this uplifting experience gave him more time with his son. Get your tissues handy.

Connor passed away recently from his cancer. His video tribute has gained well more than one million views in its first week.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.