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Long-Time WWE Employee Rich Hering Named 2021 Warrior Award Recipient

WWE today announced that Rich Hering has been named the recipient of the 2021 Warrior Award and will be honored as part of this year’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Named after WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior, The Warrior Award is presented to an individual who has “exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of The Ultimate Warrior.”

Hering is WWE’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Risk Management, beginning his career more than 50 years ago with Vince McMahon’s father, Vincent J. McMahon. Hering is touted as helping WWE grow from a regional promotion to the worldwide juggernaut it is today, with the press release praising him for consistently going “above and beyond the call of his day-to-day responsibilities.”

“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we are proud to present Rich Hering with this incredible honor,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “Rich has dedicated more than half a century to WWE and the WWE Universe, and has truly seen and done it all. From ensuring the health and safety of WWE Superstars and employees; presiding over the wedding of Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth; and being an ‘uncle’ to Dana Warrior and her children, Mattie and Indy, there is no one more deserving of this accolade.”

The updated list of 2020 and 2021 WWE Hall of Fame classes includes Davey Boy Smith, JBL, Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger, nWo, the Bella Twins, William Shatner and Titus O’Neil in the 2020 class, and Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Rob Van Dam, Kane, The Great Khali, Ozzy Osbourne and Hering in the 2021 class.

The Warrior Award presentation will be part of the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, streaming tonight exclusively on Peacock at 8 pm ET in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else.