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SAD NEWS: Wrestling Legend, Ultimate Warrior Is Dead, SEE His Age

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Days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame and a return to the company after an 18-year breakup, Wrestling legend, The Ultimate Warrior is dead.

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According to a statement posted on the WWE website, the late wrestling superstar was 54.

The news, posted late Tuesday night, led to a flood of tributes from fans and WWE performers and officials and comes on the day the WWE released a DVD in Warrior’s honor.

In the statement, the company said, “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior.

“We are grateful just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans.”

Warrior was known for his energetic style, sprinting down the aisle to the ring; violent shaking of the ropes to psych himself up; and unique interview style that often left fans unsure of his message.

Warrior was born James Hellwig, but legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993. He is survived by his wife Dana and daughters Indiana and Mattigan, who had accompanied him to the podium at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night in New Orleans.

In his final public appearance Monday night, Warrior donned the long jacket with his image airbrushed on the back, similar to what he wore during his wrestling days, and put on a mask that looked like his trademark face paint. It was his first appearance on Raw since 1996.

“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own,” he told the crowd. “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that’s larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers — by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.

“I am the Ultimate Warrior, you are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever.”

Warrior began his wrestling career as part of a group of bodybuilders-turned-wrestlers in Southern California. His early career was marked by his work in a tag team known as the Blade Runners with Steve Borden, who would later become Sting. Warrior was known as Blade Runner Rock and Borden as Blade Runner Flash.

His use of the Warrior name came in the Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling where he worked as the Dingo Warrior and was billed as being from Queens, N.Y.

Warrior came to the then-WWF in 1987 and was re-branded as The Ultimate Warrior. He won his first Intercontinental title from the Honky Tonk Man in a match that lasted less than a minute at the first Summer Slam in 1988. He would lose the title to Ravishing Rick Rude and then regain it at Sumer Slam in 1989.

He was still the champion leading into the main event match at WrestleMania in Toronto in 1990, which might be the highlight of his career. The bout against Hulk Hogan was for Hogan’s WWF title and Warrior’s Intercontinental title.

Warrior won the match and was embraced and presented with the WWE title belt by Hogan afterward, in a passing of the torch from the biggest star of the 1980s to one of the biggest stars of the 1990s.

“We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away,” WWE chairman Vince McMahon tweeted.

Nigerian reality show star and musician, Timi Dakolo also tweeted: “RIP Ultimate Warrior, my favourite wrestler.I remember wrestling Mania VI when you defeated Hulk Hogan. One of my joyous moments.”

Warrior would leave the WWE twice and then return before an ill-fated and brief stint in World Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s.

After retirement, he worked as a motivational speaker.

Source: USA Today

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31 Comments

  1. tony

    April 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    RIP warrior u defined WWF then to d last core,r ur style is alwys unic

  2. Dickson Akinwande

    April 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Rest In Peace, Ultimate Warrior! U ve made ur mark!

  3. Richie Adams

    April 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    R.I.P Warrior.. u have left a great vacumm..

  4. Pre K De Mezzyski

    April 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    RIP to the ultimate worrior, I did not always have the chance but any time I did watch you were the best to me. Among wrestlers you were my favourite. Now that you are gone, my favourite is John Cena.Daniel Bryan I rep him too.By the stories of your fan, The Worrior you young for ever; that’s according to Jay Zee’s music.

  5. musilliu olafenwa

    April 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Great lost. we missd u but ur legendry wll alive in our memory.Rest on.

  6. leke

    April 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    RIP d ultimate

  7. Big Sam

    April 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    RIP Warrior

  8. BIOSE IFEANYI TIMOTHY

    April 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I watched it life on monday when he said “when man breath his last” and for one last time he gave us a moment of Warrior. Shakking d ring. R.I.P.

    • Olumide

      April 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      That’s true man, I wached his speech at the Hall of Fame… so sad.

  9. okaforlordgeorge

    April 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    R.I.P ultimate warrior Jah luv U. >JAMES>

  10. Rano

    April 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    RIP The Ultimate Warrior

  11. Yemi

    April 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Warrior adieu.

  12. Itoge

    April 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Great man rest

  13. nnanna

    April 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    the ultimate warrior is the one of the Hero in wrestling aspect. R.I.P my Man, We will always remember the Legend may your soul rest in gentle peace Amen.

  14. ND.

    April 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    R.I.P THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR.MY MANEST MAN.

  15. Albert

    April 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    RIP Warrior. I love you wrestling still.

  16. igwe

    April 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    RIP ultimate warrior the wwe legend

  17. Olayiwola Abimbola

    April 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    We shed tears the day we were born when the Angel secretly revealed what was to come our ways…….. We lived it forgot fully thus found ourselves in a race…… If we had known, we would have held the Angel still to fight our wars! RIP the ULTIMATE WARRIOR!

  18. Olayiwola Abimbola

    April 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I miss you till then……. RIP ULTIMATE WARRIOR!

  19. Abdulrasak Iyanda

    April 10, 2014 at 1:50 am

    May His Soul Rest In Peace…

  20. bueze

    April 10, 2014 at 5:56 am

    RIP Warrior

  21. Luka Moses

    April 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

    RIP WWE LEGEND

  22. Chukwu Emmanuel

    April 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Rest in peace hero of wrestling

  23. isaac igbinazaka

    April 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

    RIP…man

  24. Seun

    April 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    R.I.P great man

  25. Chinyere Eweni

    April 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Rest In Peace! Amen.

  26. Milano

    April 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I always wondered where he disappeared to? Now I know you have gone to rest. RIP Ultimate Warrior…greatly missed

  27. Kolade adeola

    April 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    RIP man

  28. HOPE AKWA

    April 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    THE WARRIOR MADE HIS MARK.ITS TYM TO BID FAREWELL TO THE STAGE AND FANS.MAY HIS GREAT SOUL REST IN PEACE.AMEN

  29. makinson

    April 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Rest in peace utimate warrior, ur work,style,legacy and history w neva b forgoten.

  30. munu okiemute collins

    April 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    you are my greatest during the wwf episode, my most happiest moment was when u defeated hulk hogan in wrestle menia vi, I have never love any wrestler just the way I love u. Rest in peace my legend the Ultimate Warrior

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