WWE will honor a long-time employee this year with the Warrior Award.
The company announced that Sue Aitchison, who has worked for the company for 30 years at the corporate office, will be the recipient this year. The award will be presented by Dana Warrior.
Aitchison is credited with spearheading WWE’s community outreach programs and has helped to make long-term partnerships with charities such as Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes to over 6,000 children.
“Sue has dedicated her entire career to helping Wish kids fulfill their dreams and putting smiles on countless families’ faces. Her heart and character epitomize the essence of the Warrior Award,” Stephanie McMahon said to WWE.com. “She is an unsung hero who deserves to be recognized and immortalized in the WWE Hall of Fame.”
“I am humbled to receive this prestigious award,” Sue Aitchison said. “I look forward to continuing WWE’s efforts with Make-A-Wish and other organizations to make a positive impact on children and their families around the world.”
This is a departure from what they’ve done in previous years but this is more in line with what The Ultimate Warrior said he wanted when he talked about the Warrior Award during his Hall Of Fame speech shortly before his passing in 2014. Warrior said that he wanted WWE to create an award to honor those who work behind-the-scenes.