New Orleans' own Jarrius Robertson will be presented with a special award during WrestleMania week in April, according to a report.
WWE announced Monday that the 15-year-old, affectionately known as “Lil JJ,” has been named the recipient of the fourth annual Warrior Award.
The Warrior Award goes to someone “who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of Ultimate Warrior,” WWE reported.
Jarrius "Lil JJ" Robertson took the ESPYs stage Wednesday night in Los Angeles and wowed the crowd with his trademark charm and wit after acce…
Dana Warrior, the widow of Ultimate Warrior, will present the award to Robertson at the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, at the Smoothie King Center. It will stream live on WWE Network.
WrestleMania, professional wrestling's star-studded live and pay-per-view extravaganza, takes over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, April 8.
“I can’t believe I have been chosen to be the 2018 Warrior Award recipient,” Robertson said. “Being honored by WWE means the world to me. I feel very blessed.”
Robertson has battled biliary atresia, a chronic liver disease that has caused him to undergo two liver transplants. Robertson received his first liver transplant at age 1 and underwent a second at Ochsner Hospital for Children on April 30, 2017 – a major milestone in his fight against the disease.
Two years ago, Robertson wowed members of the Saints at Ochsner with his trademark charm and wit, and he has been a fixture around the team and the rest of the Louisiana sports scene ever since. In July, Robertson was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at ESPN’s annual ESPY awards.
WrestleMania, professional wrestling's hugely popular, star-studded live and pay-per-view extravaganza, is headed back to New Orleans in 2018.