RIP Ultimate Warrior

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by JacoLesFlea, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    In my final meeting with the gods from the heavens above, they spoke to me and hit me with the power of the Ultimate Warrior. They told me: action stage left, action stage right. There is no place to run, all the fuses in the exit signs have burnt out.
    My favorite wrestler growing up as a kid in the early 80's. :bawl: By the way one of his quotes is what I posted.
  2. Aw man, always one of my favourites growing up.

  3. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Oh wow.

    he was a bit of a nut case.

    Ok make that a lot.

    I don't mean just his character, this guy had issues...(well who doesn't....)

    But at least he did speak against steroids in wrestling. I guess maybe it's doing them himself for years that took him so young..... that and probably painkillers. Though he'd claimed to be drugs free for years.
  4. The body doesn't always recover from drug abuse, no matter how long you've been clean, the damage can be done.
  5. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Yeah I know. I wasn't implying it couldn't be from that if he was drug free. Or that he must not have been drug free if he died from damage of those drugs.
  6. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to too.
  7. Was more of a tag on than a counter to your post.

    Sad either way, so many of them die so young :-/
  8. will33


    May 22, 2006

  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    RIP Warrior (his legal name.)
  10. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Classic Ultimate Warrior in action
  11. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Did he have it legally changed to Warrior?

    Not a big deal, just curious. Article I read said he was born as James Hellwig.
  12. evermelon


    Apr 20, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Crazy hearing this, I just watched this past weekend's WWE Wrestlemania events and the his Hall of Fame Induction, praised his love for his mom, wife, and children...and I heard he collapsed at a hotel just minutes away from where my gf works.. its just an eerie thing..sad he was 54.
  13. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    That's like a million in "professional wrestler years."
  14. i saw a list of the guys and women that died young is a long list of guys not much past forty,with incredible brain injuries ......seems like chronic pain and dying young is the price of admission to pro wrestling fame .....
  15. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    That sounds familiar...;)
  16. Aye, he legally changed his name to Warrior!
  17. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    For legal reasons, if memory serves. I believe the WWF(E) owned the rights to his stage name, and this was his loophole.
  18. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
  19. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Yeah, that and massive steroid abuse. I'd be willing to bet a significant amount of money that he died of heart disease.
  20. yeah,it's been a while but iirc that list had the causes of their's really a thing that they're finding in the nfl and hockey.... wrestling may be more dangerous than most sports,even though the outcomes are pre determined...what really blows me away is that it is heavily marketed to kids who are often oblivious to just how risky some of those "signature moves" are...