WWE officially announced Joan Lunden as the second ever recipient of the “Warrior Award,” as she will join the inductees of the 2016 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame during this year’s ceremony in Texas.
Lunden, as well as Dana Warrior and Stephanie McMahon, spoke with WWE.com regarding the honor this week.
“It is truly humbling to be honored by WWE and receive this year’s Warrior Award at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” Lunden said. “After being diagnosed with cancer, my first thought was to survive, but soon after, I changed my focus from my cancer to the fight against cancer and my life took on a whole new purpose. WWE has welcomed me into their family, offering me warmth and support, as have so many of the WWE fans from around the world. It is a privilege to receive this honor.”
Stephanie McMahon offered the following reaction to the news.
“Joan Lunden has been an incredible role model to so many people and it is an honor to recognize her as the second annual Warrior Award recipient,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “The will and perseverance she gracefully displayed in her fight against breast cancer is an inspiration to millions of women around the world.”
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