Elijah was battling neuroblastoma cancer and WWE had a ceremonial contract signing for him back in 2015. Cody Rhodes recently mentioned him in a rant and posted the following tweet in response to Mainville’s passing:
Thank-you Elijah. You taught me bravery.
(I know there's a certain cowboy waiting for you in the sky…) pic.twitter.com/1u86qjSWNp
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) January 9, 2017
And here are some more condolences from the WWE Universe:
— WWE (@WWE) January 9, 2017
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 9, 2017
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) January 9, 2017
— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) January 9, 2017
Drax Shadow is the best.
If you can help Elijah's family during this incredibly difficult time, please do. Thanks.https://t.co/wu1dzH7UQv
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) January 8, 2017