Posted in TV on April 9, 2014

Ultimate Warrior
Ultimate Warrior
Ultimate Warrior

Warrior (June 16, 1959 - April 8, 2014), born James Brian Hellwig, was an American professional wrestler, who most famously wrestled under the ring name The Ultimate Warrior, or Warrior. He was best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996, and in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1998.

He won the WWF Championship when he pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania VI. Hellwig legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993. Warrior retired from professional wrestling in 1999 and embarked on a public speaking career. On June 25, 2008, he returned to wrestle Orlando Jordan in Barcelona, Spain defeating him in a match booked by the Italian Nu-Wrestling Evolution promotion. Warrior was described by WWE as having been "the ultimate archetype of strength and intensity", and "one of the most intense and physically impressive competitors to ever appear in the WWE".[Wikipedia]

WWE CEO Triple H is reporting the sad news: "Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters".

Rest in Peace Warrior.

Footage of the man on TV Monday night and more, below...



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Comments (30)

WARRIOR SAYS...

:( :(

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:12 AM

I guess Macho Man needed a tag team partner.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:13 AM

LOAD THE SPACESHIP WITH THE ROCKET FUEL

Posted by HO KOGAN | April 9, 2014 12:18 AM

Posting off topic eulogies like this encourages the trolling and insensitivity that plagues the serious ones you post.

Unless that's what you guys want?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:29 AM

Honestly need to know how Nicole Atkins reacted to this news

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:51 AM

@12:29a

Seriously, I think it's really bizarre, like the site is so narrowly focused in terms of news topics, unless it's a celebrity death, then all bets are off.

No disrespect at all meant to the Ultimate Warrior or Mickey Rooney, to give the two most recent examples, but I look to BV for news about professional wrestlers or classic film actors about as much as I look to it for recipes or baseball. Which is: not at all. I follow other blogs for that (or, at least, three of those four topics - you guess which I'm not interested in). It's just so weird.

Posted by Lisa | April 9, 2014 1:05 AM

Still better than Perfect Pussy

Posted by Fidel | April 9, 2014 1:08 AM

dental school claims another victim

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 1:11 AM

Are we positive his death was not faked or staged by Vince McMahon. You know like all his matches

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 2:09 AM

I blame Papa Shango.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 2:27 AM

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WRESTLING SUCKS!!!!

Posted by Who Cares? | April 9, 2014 3:03 AM

Indeed better than Perfect Pussy or Waxahatchee.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 4:05 AM

In the late 90's or so I got ahold of his email address and sent him a message that I was a fan just to see if it was actually a real address. The reply I got back was roughly 27 printed pages of what I could only describe as the rumblings of an insane person. That was all the proof I needed. I wish I still had it saved, it was a truly amazing piece of writing.

Posted by TheConesOfDunshire | April 9, 2014 4:08 AM

Him on Arsenio, the best thing ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUKRXVawH4U

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:02 AM

It's pretty crazy how many wrestlers don't make it past 50 or 60 years old. I guess all that cocaine and steroids will eventually catch up with you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:04 AM

Damn

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:15 AM

He was a wild guy, that match with Hogan was classic, it was a double knockout I think but the way he and Hogan landed Warrior had his arm over Hogan and it was counted for the pin, they also ran back and forth trying to clothesline each other for what seemed like 10 minutes,

but then he had that weird comic where he like kidnapped Santa and dressed him in S&M gear, and took over Christmas, very strange, then he did some political shouting-head stuff, I remember he appeared at UCONN and people protested

Coincidentally he was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the other day, R.I.P.

Posted by One Warrior Nation | April 9, 2014 9:19 AM

There's nothing glamorous about the lifestyle of a wrestler.
Just look at what happened to Randy the Ram.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:20 AM

He'll be back, with Taker's Streak in hand.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:24 AM

I'm glad BV is a wrestling fan, this is one of the good guys from the 80s I grew up with. He gave his all this weekend and his body couldn't catch up. Think of his daughters.
Always Believe.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:25 AM

Another moron conservative bites the dust. Good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 9:49 AM

what does perfect pussy think of this?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 11:11 AM

OWN at 9:19 doesn't even know the finish to the WMVI match with Hogan. Whatta mark.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 11:18 AM

Love me some 'wrasslin.

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

this sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 11:33 AM

Iron Sheik put you in the camel clutch - break you back and then FUCK you ass. Make you HUMBLE!

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:00 PM

I think the ultimate match has to be Undertaker and Mankind, Hell in a Cell 1997.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:04 PM

Now I know why BV commentors suck so much - you all like wrestling.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 12:18 PM

an 8 ball hall of fame celebration gone bad

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 3:49 PM

12:18 still calls people "jocks" and is secretly jealous of people who have fun.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2014 5:31 PM

WHAT?

Posted by WHERE IS FOOTMAN? | April 9, 2014 6:27 PM

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