PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A social media effort to help a local boy fighting cancer meet his favorite WWE superstar came true Tuesday night.
Not only did he attend the WWE Raw event at CONSOL Energy Center, he got up close and personal with Daniel Bryan.
It all started with a YouTube video of 7-year-old Connor Michalek making a plea to meet his all-time favorite WWE wrestler, Daniel Bryan.
The Shaler Township boy was diagnosed with cancer of the brain and spine when he was just 3-years-old. He’s had multiple surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy.
Word of Conner’s desire to meet the WWE star spread like wildfire on social media and local radio stations. And on Tuesday, Conner’s wish to meet Bryan and put him in his signature “no lock” position came true.
“It kinda brings a tear to my eye to know somebody like Connor wants to meet somebody like me, so that’s kinda cool,” said Bryan.
Doctors gave Connor a less than one percent chance of survival. But you wouldn’t know it by his infectious personality.
“Well, they call me ‘Stone Crusher,’” says Conner.
Nothing seems to dampen his spirits as he’s truly a champion for bravery.
While Conner is known as “Stone Crusher,” Connor’s younger brother, Jackson, calls himself “Jack the Ripper” when they’re playing wrestling with their video games at home.