RIP Ultimate Warrior

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    Spudz

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    Re: RIP Ultimate Warrior

    Post by Spudz on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:55 pm

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:10757731


    from pwtorch
    WWE executive/wrestler Triple H was interviewed by ESPN about the death of Ultimate Warrior on Tuesday. Included was Hunter noting that he worked with Warrior for 18 months to get Warrior back in the fold for the Hall of Fame.

    - Hunter on WWE's reaction to the news: "We're devastated. It was such a wonderful homecoming, such a great celebration of an iconic career with the Hall of Fame, and the appearance at WrestleMania, and the return of the Ultimate Warrior character in-ring on Monday Night Raw. The talent were so happy, Warrior was beside himself so excited, and then to have it just come to an end a day later is just shocking and tragic and devastating to all of us."

    - Hunter on Warrior's legacy in pro wrestling: "Warrior's legacy, as he said in his Hall of Fame induction speech, his most important accomplishment is what he leaves behind, which is his wife Dana, and his two beautiful daughters, Mattigan and Indiana. For him, that's what he would say. As for his career, for him, the belief in the Ultimate Warrior and that Warrior mentality, his belief is that if you believe in yourself, and that you work hard, and you persevere, anything is possible. He believed that so much so that he signed everything that he did - whether an autograph or a contract - with 'Always Believe. Warrior.'"

    - Hunter on WWE and Warrior reconciling: "It was a wonderful opportunity for us. And we're grateful we had the chance. For me, it was an 18-month process with Warrior; an 18-month healing process. It doesn't happen overnight, but I think both sides have grown. He had grown as a man, we had grown as people and a company, and it was time. It was time to move on and just let the business things that had gone in the past be the past. He is so deserving of being immortalized in the Hall of Fame and to have his moment in front of his legions and legions of fans. I can tell you that that meant the world to us and, I know personally, it meant the world to him."

    - Hunter on his overall reaction: "The whole thing is bittersweet because it was the greatest moment he probably could have had. I think if you asked him a career highlight, many people would say it's WrestleMania 6 at the Toronto Skydome when he beat Hulk Hogan for the WWF Title. I don't know. I think he would have disagreed with that now and said the greatest moment of his career was three days ago being inducted into the Hall of Fame with Mattigan and Indiana walking him on-stage."
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    SBR

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    Re: RIP Ultimate Warrior

    Post by SBR on Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:45 pm

    I think the only good thing we could really take out of this is that he finally made peace with wrestling. Still keep thinking about his girls though, devastating.


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    Re: RIP Ultimate Warrior

    Post by Spudz on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:16 pm



    from sting's facebook https://www.facebook.com/realsting
    Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig. I don't believe anyone has ever published this picture before today. The snapshot was taken two days before Thanksgiving in 1985, as we prepared to leave my house in Newhall, California and embark on a career in wrestling.

    Jim always challenged me to strive at being the best, and I'll forever be grateful for the encouragement and motivation he provided.

    I was looking forward to catching up with him, and I'm saddened we didn't have that opportunity before he passed. My heart goes out to his wife Dana and their two daughters, and they will remain in my prayers.
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    RFSKannon

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    Re: RIP Ultimate Warrior

    Post by RFSKannon on Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:42 pm

    For anyone that's curious. Warrior died from a heart attack brought on by arteriosclerotic heart disease according to the coroner's report. The same type that Eddie Guerrero and Brian Pillman died from.
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    Re: RIP Ultimate Warrior

    Post by TeeBeeKay on Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:42 am

    Day 3 of Warrior Week has an hour long doc, with footage from Mania weekend, HOF, etc, and new interviews from Sting, HHH, Vince, Steph, etc after his passing, it's a really good watch, and shit that production team can turn something around fast, the fact that they did all of this in less than a week is incredible

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