Wednesday, April 9, 2014

R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior 1959-2014

Posted By on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The professional wrestling world mourns the monumental loss of the Ultimate Warrior. James Brian "Justice" Hellwig, 54, collapsed while walking his wife to her car outside of an Arizona Hotel on Tuesday, according to TMZ.

Hellwig was inducted to the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 5. Here is his acceptance speech:

Hellwig recently signed a multi-year deal as a official ambassador for the WWE. The WWE Hall of Famer made his first appearance on Monday Night Raw for the first time in 18 years. Sadly, the television appearance was coincidentally a farewell to the Warriors and his fans.

Hellwig retired after 16 years of professional wrestling to become a motivational speaker. In that time, Hellwig was first known as Blade Runner Rocker and Dingo Warrior during his reign at World Class Championship Wrestling. The Warrior moved to the World Wrestling Federation and went on to become one of the most popular performers in its history.

Warrior was the first wrestler to be named both the Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Champion after defeating Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI.

No one will ever forget his legendary Wrestlemania VI promo:

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