Friday, April 25, 2014

RIP Stone Crusher

In happier times
Photo Credit: WPXI/Pittsburgh
Via With Leather

Connor Michalek, the young lad known more affectionately as the Stone Crusher, has passed away from brain-and-spine cancer. Michalek famously and adorably tapped out Daniel Bryan in December of 2012. He was Bryan's biggest fan, and he even got to sit front row at WrestleMania XXX to see his hero achieve his greatest professional triumph.

I hate that I have to write this entry, but the Stone Crusher was a great, feelgood story when he first was able to meet Bryan. I hoped he would pull through, but man, cancer is a real jerkface, isn't it. Go home, hug your kids, and throw as much money as you can possibly afford towards cancer research.