UPDATE: WWE Comes Through (again)! 10-year-old Pitbull Attack Victim Gets Stolen WWE Merchandise Replaced

May 7, 2014 7:00 am · 18 comments

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As we exclusively reported just over a week ago, a 10-year-old boy from Claycord who was attacked by pitbulls last August recently faced a mental setback when the autograph book & poster he received from several World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars during his recovery was stolen, according to his mom, Melody Ralls.

Hunter was getting ready to play video games at a friend’s house in the 2000 block of Reseda Way in Antioch on Aug. 11 when one of two pitbulls usually kept in the home’s yard attacked Hunter, Ralls said.

When Hunter was knocked to the ground, the second dog attacked, and the animals bit the boy’s arms, head and face, severing part of his ear, according to his mother.

Hunter underwent two skin graft surgeries at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento to repair the damage to his head, face and arms late last year, and received the autographs and good words from the Superstars to help him cope with the pain and suffering.

Both were stolen from him and sold on Craigslist, Ralls said.

After Claycord.com posted the story about the theft, it was seen by Concord Native & WWE Diva Natalie “Eva Marie” Nelson, and also by WWE Trainer Sara Amato, who has family in the Claycord area that sent her the article.

Both worked together and quickly gathered several autograph pictures, t-shirts, dvd’s, action figures, etc. and sent the items to Hunter.

After receiving the package, he posed for the picture shown above and is “beyond thankful and ecstatic”, according to his mom. She says “Thank you for helping to get the word out. We are so thankful there are caring people out there still that would do this for him.”

BIG thanks to everybody involved in helping Hunter, including WWE Trainer Sarah Amato and WWE Diva Natalie “Eva Marie” Nelson. It was really thoughtful of the two of you to take time to help this nice little boy. We know it means the World to him.

{ 18 comments }

1 FRANCIS BARKER May 7, 2014 at 7:21 AM

I support this young kid who ever took his WWE stuff !!! That is is wrong stealing from a innocent kid like this. Those People whole stole his autographed stuff should be in jail and be prosecuted to the the full authority of the law.

2 Cowellian May 7, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Nice gesture by the WWE!

3 Michelle May 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Well done by the WWE! Glad the kid got his stuff replaced.

4 N's Mom May 7, 2014 at 7:56 AM

What an awesome story to wake up to. Claycord.com is the best!

Thank you WWE and all who made this little boys day, week, month…major positive memories for his lifetime. We wish him the the very best.

Karma will take care of evil.

5 Cuzzzzzzzzzzzzz May 7, 2014 at 8:05 AM

The WWE “Superstars” are known for their work with childrens charities like Make-A-Wish and visiting children in hospitals while on tour. For all the fakery of “rasslin” these guys really have big hearts.
Thank-you WWE for making this little guys day brighter and a pox on the jerk who stole this childs WWE memorabilia.

6 anon May 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

‘just a little while longer and the wicked one will be no more’ ps 37:10,11
thieves and greedy persons will not inherit the kingdom.

7 What security May 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Gave me goose bumps to read how we Concordians take care of each other.

8 Angelface May 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Blessings go out to all those who stepped up to help heal a broken heart!

9 Darwin May 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

YEAH!!!

10 JET May 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Really happy to hear this had a happy ending, this kid deserves it! Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible at WWE, etc.

11 Rodney Tolerton May 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I have some signed nfl memorabilia for the boy Any clue how to get them to the family

12 JW May 7, 2014 at 11:46 AM

As a wrestling fan I am really happy for this kid. Eva Marie is my new favorite because of this. As for the guy who stole the kids stuff and sold it, you should be ashamed of yourself. Hopefully someone power bombs them.

13 ol' Ollie May 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I’ve met a few WWE folks durring my 20 years at the Cincinnati Convention Center and they were ALL so nice and friendly (the stage personality was just that – stage only), we loved having them as clients at our facility. This fits well with my experiences with them in general.

I’m happy for the way Hunter was treated and this renews my faith in these folks. Thanks WWE!

14 RODNEY May 7, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I wish people would stop saying professional wrestling was fake. More long term serious injurys from wrestling than football, Baseball and Hockey combined. When was the last time someone severered there spinal cord or died playing baseball. If your suggesting the winner is pre determined then you haven’t watched the Raiders or certain NFL teams play.

15 Gus May 7, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Can you grasp that many debilitating sports injuries occur in gymnastics and cheerleading and both are choreographed?

By the way how much duct tape do you need to protect a trailer from a tornado?

16 A on May 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM

So if I recall the family knew who took and sold everything on Craiglist so did they press charges?

17 whatever May 7, 2014 at 9:43 PM

It’s nice that the WWE came through for that boy.

18 Apples May 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

It’s really nice to hear about the good contributions in claycord.

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