It looks like 9 year old Quaden Bayles could be going to WrestleMania 36.
The story of the 9 year old from Australia surfaced this week after his mother posted an emotional video about how he is bullied because he has Dwarfism. In response, several celebrities and brands have sent tweets and other messages in support of the boy and his mother.
Comedian Brad Williams, who also has Dwarfism, launched a GoFundMe campaign to help send Quaden and his mother from Australia to Disney in the United States. The campaign is currently trending and has raised $288,839 of a $10,000 goal, with more than 13,000 donors. The numbers are climbing as the story continues to go viral this morning.
Several WWE Superstars and other wrestlers, as seen in the tweets below, are also supporting Quaden. The MMA community has also reached out and the Bayles family has accepted an offer from ONE MMA CEO Chatri Sityodtong for free MMA lessons.
Williams, who kicked off the campaign of support for the boy, noted in one tweet that "multiple WWE Superstars" want to bring Quaden to WrestleMania 36 in Tampa this April.
"We are now over 35k. Multiple @WWE superstars want to bring him to WrestleMania. I'm one man trying to organize this. Can someone who works for a charity help me organize this? @WWE people? @Disneyland people? @TheEllenShow people?," he wrote yesterday in one of many tweets trying to organize more gifts for Quaden.
Paige tweeted support for the boy and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry responded with an offer to help. Paige has offered to pay for flights to Tampa and other WWE Superstars such as Natalya have offered to spoil the boy while he's in town for a vacation. Below are related tweets from Henry, Paige, Natalya, The Bella Twins, Nia Jax, Kayla Braxton, Naomi, Matt Hardy, Big Show, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and Dana Brooke.
Stay tuned for updates on if Quaden will be going to The Grandest Stage of Them All in April.
You can see the related tweets from Williams and various wrestlers below:
I've set up a GoFundMe to send brave Quaden and his mother to Disneyland. Let's show a bullied kid that he is loved! https://t.co/vGLHQXzO0K— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020
We are now over 35k. Multiple @WWE superstars want to bring him to WrestleMania. I'm one man trying to organize this. Can someone who works for a charity help me organize this? @WWE people? @Disneyland people? @TheEllenShow people?— Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020
Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 21, 2020
Cried watching the video. I want to hug him and tell him he's loved. Kids are so mean and though I don't think it's always the parents to blame, parents need to observe their child's behavior when they are at home and teach that bullying is so so wrong. Lets get him to a WWE show https://t.co/UaAFq0t6qE— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) February 20, 2020
This is AMAZING! Bring him to wrestle mania !! Make a whole week out of it !!! We would love to spoil him with lots of love and show him he has the strongest family in the world !! https://t.co/chdsWQXAM1— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) February 20, 2020
?????????????? https://t.co/EsNrx7QKKf— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) February 20, 2020
I'm down to spoil him too! Let me know what I can do @RealPaigeWWE ... I can introduce him to 2pawz in Tampa and he can ride in the Pawserati and we can put together a gift bag of fun WWE merchandise for him! I've got tons of cool stuff in my "wrestling room" ?? https://t.co/jLKNBIPG54— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) February 20, 2020
You're loved Quaden!!!! Please show Quaden that he is loved!! ???????? https://t.co/4AJPjnzGND— ?? (@NiaJaxWWE) February 20, 2020
My heart is broken that this still is happening! Just know that you & him have the strongest family in the world backing you! I hope one day we can all meet him & show him he is a champion in his own way! ???? https://t.co/0hme7cak0U— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) February 20, 2020
Omg dude... I'll will pay for his families flights to go to Tampa. https://t.co/l4QKIcAkPD— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) February 20, 2020
This is so heartbreaking. We all need to be better at educating the youth of the effects of bullying. This boy doesn't deserve this. Maybe other children need to watch this to know the sadness they can bring into someone's life. Bullying doesn't make you cool. Being kind does. N https://t.co/NLc01DNxEV— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) February 20, 2020
Share the love with this sweet angel! Seriously want him to see that bullies don't control his life and there's a whole world out there that loves him for who he is and that's a beautiful human being! ?? pic.twitter.com/g5jykciUJO— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) February 20, 2020
This sweet angel. I wish I could give him the biggest hug. You have so many friends out there, including myself. Hopefully I get to meet you one day and tell you how amazing you are!! @WWE get in contact with his family! Everyone spread the love he so rightly deserves ?? https://t.co/xhYTPThJKu— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) February 20, 2020