TMZ reports that ABC’s “Goldbergs” is planning an Ultimate Warrior tribute

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Courtesy of TMZ.com:

ABC Sitcom Planning Tribute to WWE Star
4/21/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE

The guy behind the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” is a hardcore Ultimate Warrior fan — which is why he’s dedicating an upcoming episode of the show to his childhood hero … TMZ has learned.

We spoke with creator Adam Goldberg who tells us he was heartbroken when he heard about Warrior’s death earlier this month and desperately wanted to pay homage to his idol.

Goldberg says it just so happened his staff was working on an ’80s wrestling themed episode — so it seemed like a perfect fit.

“With the help of fans on Twitter, I was able to get in touch with [Warrior's] family and I’m thrilled to dedicate the May 6th episode to him.”

“It’s my way of saying thank you for being the coolest hero a kid could ever have.”

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Diamond Dallas Page, JJ Dillon, Kevin Sullivan, Ken Shamrock and more joined WGD Weekly’s recent tribute to the Ultimate Warrior

ultimate_warrior_2Diamond Dallas Page, JJ Dillon, Kevin Sullivan, Ken Shamrock and more joined Steve and The Scum of WGD Weekly for a tribute to the Ultimate Warrior.

Below are some highlights from DDP (courtesy of LordsofPain.net):

His Nancy Grace appearance:
“…I almost got up and walked away, but if I would’ve done that how would that look for wrestling? I was just like, Nancy, he hasn’t wrestled in eighteen years, what are you talking about?”

Warrior in WCW:
“…On his first day in WCW, when he came to the arena, at some point, he had someone grab me and Goldberg and brought us to meet him. He wanted to meet us…so, we go over to his locker room, and he gives us a big hug and he says, ‘guys, I just want you to know, I’ve been watching, and I’m loving your energy and you two guys are the reason why I want to get back in the ring.’ So, for me, I don’t know about Bill, but for me, that’s a pretty big deal…that was pretty cool, and if you followed all the way through, when I was the driver ( at WrestleMania 6), Diamond Dallas Page, chauffeur, I hadn’t even made it to WCW as a manager yet…I’m there when he is going for the World title against Hogan, and then the match that he ends up going against Hogan again at Halloween Havoc, I’m going for the World title against Goldberg, it was pretty crazy.” Continue reading

AS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior

AISIAS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior
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Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
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It’s safe to say that Wrestlemania 30 weekend was an emotional roller-coaster…in ways hoped for and expected, and in ways that no one would have expected.

Between the emotional highs of the WWE Hall of Fame and the speechs of Jake Roberts and Scott Hall… the once in a lifetime meeting in the same ring of Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin… Daniel Bryan’s Wrestlemania 30 wins against HHH and in the main event…the storyline emotional stunner of The Streak ending… and the very tragic real life passing of Jim Hellwig, the Ultimate Warrior, only 24 hours after what turned out to be his farewell appearance; Wrestlemania weekend provided an emotional roller-coaster likely never to be duplicated again.

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ESPN.com reports that the Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease

w_a_warrior_kh_300x300Courtesy of ESPN.com and Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE:

Former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease, authorities said Monday.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Legends pay tribute to Ultimate Warrior on tonight’s edition of WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum

WarriorLegends pay tribute to Warrior tonight’s edition of WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum!

WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum will present an “Ultimate Tribute to the Ultimate Warrior tonight, where they will be joined by over a dozen legends who worked with him at some point over the course of his legendary career. Steve and the Scum will take a walk through the Warrior’s time in the business, being joined by “Diamond” Dallas Page, J.J. Dillon, Bill Apter, Kevin Sullivan, Buff Bagwell, Ivan Koloff, Bobby Fulton, Baby Doll, Brian Blair, Ken Shamrock, Sam Houston, Ricky Morton, “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, and more. These performers will be sharing their memories and stories from their time in and out of the ring with the Warrior from each stop in his career, right up through his Hall of Fame induction last weekend and his appearance this past week on Monday Night Raw.

The show can be heard tomorrow evening ( Sunday) at WGD Weekly’s Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/WGDWeekly , or on their YouTube channel under WGD Weekly.

Hitting the Ropes: Saying Good-bye to WrestleMania, New Orleans, the Streak,…and the Ultimate Warrior

HTR_3Hitting the Ropes: Saying Good-bye to WrestleMania, New Orleans, the Streak,…and the Ultimate Warrior

As I was flying home Monday morning from New Orleans, heading to Washington DC, I thought back on a memorable and thrilling WrestleMania weekend.  Most of my friends stayed in town to go to Monday Night Raw at the Smoothie Center.  The Raw after WrestleMania is always a great show; however I chose to skip it this year.  It was time for me to head home.  I’m 40 years old now and being away from my 2 young children is hard on the entire family.   My wife is nice enough to “let” me go to WrestleMania ever year but I need to be respectful and come home the next day.  So my yearly trip is now a few days shorter.  But honestly I’m not sure how much more excitement I could have handled.

New Orleans and WrestleMania XXX were collectively magnificent.

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TMZ.com is reporting new information on the death of the Ultimate Warrior

Ultimate WarriorCourtesy of TMZ.com:

The Ultimate Warrior is dead he died suddenly and horrifically, right in front of his wife.

We’ve learned Warrior collapsed without warning outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM Tuesday … while walking to his car with his wife.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Warrior — real name James Hellwig — was a true WWE legend … and was one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time.  He was 54-years-old.