I communicate with Connor's dad, Steve, quite a lot. He has become a dear and trusted friend. He is a man with no intentions beyond being my life long friend. That's not easy to find when you are left on your own. You'd be surprised how many times I've been disappointed by those with ulterior motives. These let downs, however, have made the true blue friendships all the more treasured.
With anniversaries looming and Wrestlemania approaching Steve and I were communicating abo
I was in Phoenix last week shopping for my Hall of Fame gown and working on my Warrior Award induction speech. It was bittersweet to be back in Arizona. In many ways it feels like my home state although I was actually born and raised in California. I went to ASU and as graduation neared I met Warrior. On his final WWE DVD I tell the story of walking through the doors of his gym with all the confidence and sass someone a year past their teens can muster!!! I haughtily said, "
What better recipient could WWE have chosen for The Warrior Award than a man who wraps himself in a single word...BELIEVE?!? Eric LeGrand is an inspirational warrior, championing his OWN campaign to explore and fund research with the belief he and others will walk again. Eric's never quit mentality is the catalyst for spinal cord research, and his brand of passion and positivity a source of massive inspiration and encouragement. Eric is the sort of man capable of reminding us
There have been scientific studies of Empathy vs Compassion studying the different pathways of the brain. Different parts of the brain are actually triggered when we exercise either compassion or empathy. While empathy is important compassion leads and is active. When I learned this I thought of all the ways Warrior had a mixture of compassion and ultimate action with a hard kick in the ass! He was great about saying, "give it to me" but then saying "do something about it!!".