World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) may have more than its share of flaws, but it sure knows how to say goodbye to its loved ones.
On April 25 last month, the professional wrestling brand lost one of its bravest, youngest and biggest fans when eight-year-old Connor Michalek passed away after a long battle with pediatric brain cancer.
This toddler from Hampton Township, Pennsylvania, was the same boy whose wish to meet his favorite wrestler Daniel Bryan was fulfilled by the WWE through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Michalek's name became more popular in the pro wrestling circles when he was invited to a WWE show back in May and also given front row tickets to WrestleMania 30. This was arranged by the league after the kid's father was told by doctors that his cruel medical condition won't allow him to live much longer.
At the flagship event, Michalek's dream came true when his hero, Bryan, claimed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the kid went home as happy as he had ever been.
Later that month, he succumbed to his cancer, saddening many, including the members of WWE roster who had met him and were amazed by his fighting spirit and love for their sport.
In his honor, WWE made a touching tribute video that has now been posted online for all to see. It has Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Bryan and others expressing their views on this incredible fan.
These are tough times for WWE. Not long before Michalek's death, the league lost one of its true legends when Ultimate Warrior passed away from a cardiac arrest.