Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ultimate Warrior - Rest In Peace

The wrestling world has been shocked since Wrestlemania 30 as the beloved Undertaker's streak finally came to an end at the hands of Brock Lesnar. I was completely shocked by this loss, but I feel 10x worse this morning when I woke up and read that the newly inducted Hall of Fame legend, the Ultimate Warrior has passed away at the young age of 54.

TMZ reported that Warrior (aka James Hellwig) collapsed outside an hotel in Arizona while walking to his car with his wife. Emergency medical personal where called and upon arrival at a local hospital, the Ultimate Warrior was pronounced deceased. The WWE had this to say about Warrior's passing: “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also 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 54 and is survived by his wife, Dana, and his two daughters."

Tweets from former and present wrestlers: 
WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper: “Tomorrow is promised to know one!! Enjoy every second, with a tool called love!! My love to The Warrior and family. RIP.”

Former WCW and WWE superstar Diamond Dallas Page, who inducted Jake the Snake Roberts at the WWE Hall of Famer ceremony where Warrior was also inducted: “Deeply saddened to find out about the passing of #WWE LEGEND, @UltimateWarrior. You & your legacy will FOREVER be remembered in our hearts!”
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus: “Sad to hear news of Warrior passing. Just seeing him happy last 3 days - it puts life in perspective that it can't be taken for granted. RIP”
Former WCW and WWE superstar Kevin Nash: “So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night. My heart goes out to his family. Always Believe.”
WWE superstar Titus O’Neil: “Very disappointed 2hear of the passing of @WWE HOF #ultimatewarrior my Kids just met him this weekend&I enjoyed meeting his family. #Wow”
WWE superstar Rey Mysterio: “RIP Ultimate Warrior, may God give his family the strength to overcome this tragedy!! Rey619”
WWE superstar Epico: “Met Ultimate Warrior Saturday, now he's gone. Life is crazy. Happy I met one of my childhood heroes, even if it was for a moment #RIPWarrior“
WWE diva Natalya Nattie Neidhart: “Thoughts and prayers go out to Warrior and his family. Incredibly sad to hear this news.”
WWE superstar Cody Rhodes: “I am privileged to have spent some time with Warrior on Sunday and shake his hand. Rest in peace.”
WWE superstar Seth Rollins of The Shield: “I just don't know what to say....Warrior was a huge part of why I fell in love with pro wrestling...Life is too damn short.”
WWE superstar Curtis Axel: “Shocked and very saddened to hear about Ultimate Warrior passing. Prayers go out to his family! RIP. Loss for words...”
WWE superstar Xavier Woods: “Can't believe the news about @UltimateWarrior this is unreal.”
WWE superstar Curt Hawkins: “Blown away by the news of Warrior's passing. My generation grew up on him & his career has a sentimental element that affected all of us.”
WWE superstar and commentator Jason Albert, aka A-Train and Tensai: “Glad I was able to shake the man's hand and speak for a moment. My thoughts and prayers to your wife and two daughters.RIP #UltimateWarrior”
WWE superstar Zack Ryder: “I’m in shock. The Ultimate Warrior has passed away. I just met him yesterday. RIP. I’ll always believe!!!”
WWE diva Emma: “So shocked and saddened by the news of the ultimate warrior passing! #RIP #UltimateWarrior”
WWE superstar Darren Young: “Having his daughters walk him out during the #HOF was beautiful. All I can think about is his family. #Warrior”
WWE superstar Yoshi Tatsu: “I'm really shocked and saddened to hear the passing of one of the my heros Ultimate Warrior ... Rest in peace Ultimate Warrior”
WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts: “was on top of the world last night from announcing him to the ring on RAW. Very sad tonight
“He was the 1st superstar I met as a kid/got me hooked on WWE. Proudly wore his jacket my entire childhood. RIP Warrior
WWE referee Jason Ayers: “Absolutely shocked at the sudden passing of @UltimateWarrior - a true legend of our industry. Rest in peace, Warrior.”
WWE Director-Live Events Marketing John Porco: “I can’t believe I am writing this after such a great weekend with one of my childhood heroes. RIP…
WWE SmackDown GM Vickie Guerrero: “I'm saddened by the news of was a pleasure meeting you. Prayers are being said for family”
WWE NXT superstar Corey Graves: “When I was in first grade, I was Ultimate Warrior for Halloween. I just watched his HOF speech two hours ago. I don't even have words.”
WWE NXT superstar Scott Dawson: “My very first Hasbro action figure was the 'Gorilla Press' Ultimate Warrior. Sincere thoughts & prayers to his family
WWE NXT superstar Brian Reed: “I can see the #UltimateWarrior running down the ramp into Heaven right now. I'm sure he's at peace.”
WWE NXT diva Bayley: “This is crazy. We just saw him. My prayers go out to the family of @UltimateWarrior.”
TNA wrestler Austin Aries: “I am in disbelief...there are no words. Prayers to his family and friends. #RIPUltimateWarrior”
TNA wrestler Jessie Gooderz of the BroMans: “My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the family of The Ultimate Warrior. He was 1 of my childhood heroes. I'm in shock. Rest in Peace.”
Former WWE superstar Domino (Cliff Compton): “Another one gone to soon. RIP
Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas: “Shocked & saddened by the news the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Sincere & deepest sympathy to his family! RIP”
Former TNA and WWE superstar Elijah Burke: “Alas, he did it his way: He made peace, returned, headlined, became enshrined, then ascended to the heavens & beyond~PHS #RIPUltimateWarrior“
Double J: “RIP Ultimate Warrior. I'm shaken in so many ways. Can't believe this.”
Trademark629: “Inducted into the Hall of Fame, got a segment on Raw, got to see the fans and made his peace with WWE. No better way to go.”
Writer John Squires: “So glad that Warrior got to make amends, get into the Hall of Fame and return to WWE before he passed away. That's a beautiful thing.”
Podcaster Jason Solomon: “Happy I was there to see his final appearances. I did meet Warrior many years ago and he was nice to me.
Wrestling Writer Scott Fishman, who covered the WWE Hall of Fame, WrestleMania 30 and Raw: “I can't believe 24 hours ago the Ultimate Warrior was on #Raw. Was such a special moment. Tragedy. #WWE #RIPWARRIOR

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Below are some videos and information about Warrior

Ultimate Warrior
One Warrior Nation
Warrior University

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Warrior Promo

Warrior on Raw - April 7, 2014

Best of the Warrior

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