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By Mike Johnson on 2017-01-09 07:53:00

The family of Elijah "Drax Shadow" Mainville, the young boy with stage-four neuroblastoma who was "signed" to a WWE contract in 2015 during a special in-ring ceremony during a Raw taping, announced last night that he has passed away following a six year battle with the disease.Mainville had entered hospice a few days ago.

Mainville's family has launched a GoFundMe for help with his impending funeral costs, which you can contribute to by clicking here.  A number of current and former WWE personalities have been lending their support to the campaign publicly and privately. 

On 1/4, Cody Rhodes dedicated his Tokyo Dome debut to Mainville.  He tweeted the following:

You can leave the family messages of support at

On behalf of everyone here at, I'd like to express our deepest condolences to the Mainville family during this terrible time. 

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