Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Ultimate Warrior 1959 – 2014
Anyone who follows pro wrestling will by now have heard of the shocking news that James Brian Hellwig (A.K.A The Ultimate Warrior) sadly passed away yesterday, just days after being inducted into the WWE hall of fame. As a childhood hero of mine, I have many fond memories watching The Ultimate Warrior wrestle, and so I thought I’d quickly post just to express how saddened and shocked I am at the news, and that my thoughts are with his family at this time.
The Ultimate Warrior made his last TV appearance this past Monday on Raw, in which he came to the ring and addressed the fans. I’d like to end this post by sharing his words from that broadcast, as in retrospect; they are a very befitting tribute to The Ultimate Warrior.
"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. 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 what makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honour him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am The Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever."
The Ultimate Warrior 1959 - 2014