Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"The Ultimate Warrior Is Dead At Age 54"

"We've got some very bad news to report. Wrestling legend The Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54. After typing that, it feels like someone just kicked my childhood in the crotch.

"Warrior began his career with WWF (before it was renamed WWE) back in 1987, and quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers of his generation. He even kicked Hulk Hogan's ass at Wrestlemania VI, and people were happy about it. Considering Hogan's popularity at the time, that's pretty amazing.

"One bright note is that he lived to see his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, which took place just a few days ago. He also attended WrestleMania 30, and gave this short speech on last night's Monday Night Raw.

"Warrior was his legal name, by the way. His original name was James Brian Hellwig, but he had it changed in 1993. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

"At any rate, R.I.P. Warrior."

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While I scanned the net for news and blogs about the Ultimate Warrior, I was struck by how many of the online tributes were written by young men who remember the Ultimate Warrior as one of their heroes growing up. The Ultimate Warrior made an impression on a generation.


Tender Heart Bear said...

I remember when the Ultimate Warrior started out. I use to watch wrestling with my Dad and ex-husband. I always did like him as a wrestler I think it was because of the crazy way he would come out to the ring. R.I.P Warrior!

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. UW. Thanks for your contribution to Wrestling. You were awesome.

OrbsCorbs said...

A lot of these guys have died young. Is it the steroids?

Lizardmom, be careful with the steroids or you may end up looking like him.