WWE has today announced the latest recipient of the Warrior Award with 15-year-old, Jarrius “JJ” Robertson set to receive the honor at this years WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
The Warrior Award is presented to an individual who has shown unwavering strength and perseverance and embodies the spirit of the legendary Ultimate Warrior.
Robertson certainly fits that bill as a double liver transplant survivor who has battled biliary atresia, a rare chronic liver disease. The disease has meant that Jarrius has undergone dozens of surgeries, yet throughout the tough times, he has remained charismatic and positive.
His lively attitude has caught the attention of athletes and celebrities all around the world, living by the motto “It takes lives to save lives,” he encourages everyone to become an organ donor.
Jarrius will be inducted into the Hall of Fame by Ultimate Warrior’s wife, Dana Warrior and will join the Class of 2018 which currently includes; The Dudley Boyz, Jeff Jarrett, Ivory, and Goldberg.
Jarrius spoke to WWE.com about receiving the honor and below are some highlights of his interview:
“I can’t believe I have been chosen to be the 2018 Warrior Award recipient,” said Robertson. “Being honored by WWE means the world to me. I feel very blessed.”
Stephanie McMahon also offered her thoughts on “JJ” being inducted into the Hall of Fame:
“Jarrius has shown immeasurable amounts of courage, strength, and positivity during the hardest of times. His infectious smile and personality light up any room, with no one the wiser of the pain he could have been enduring at any given moment,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “His determination to help others fight their toughest battles and his work to bring awareness to organ donation make him a true Warrior and the perfect recipient of this year’s award in his hometown of New Orleans.”