Longtime WWE employee Rich Hering to receive 2021 Warrior Award

WWE employee Rich Hering is the recipient of the 2021 Warrior Award honor

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The 2021 WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony is airing tonight on the Peacock streaming service and joining the list of individuals and talents to be honored is longtime WWE employee and the company’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Risk Management, Rich Hering. Hering is going to be receiving the 2021 Warrior Award.

Hering is joining Titus O’Neil as a Warrior Award honoree as O’Neil is receiving the award for the year of 2020. Here’s the press release concerning Rich Hering being honored at the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony:

WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Rich Hering has been named the recipient of the 2021 Warrior Award. 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.

As WWE’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Risk Management, Hering began his career more than 50 years ago with Vince McMahon’s father, Vincent J. McMahon, and helped WWE expand from a regional promotion into the juggernaut it is today. Whether it is leading security efforts, working with state athletic commissions and other organizations on WWE events or overseeing the health and well-being of WWE talent and fans, Hering has consistently gone 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 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.

Rich Hering and Titus O’Neil are accompanied by The nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog, Jushin Thunder Liger, Kane, Rob Van Dam, The Great Khali, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff in their respective 2020 and 2021 Hall Of Fame classes.

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