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

AISIAS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior
Bob Magee
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.

WWE.com reports that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away

ultimate_warrior_2Courtesy of WWE.com:

WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans. WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.

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Editor’s note: From all of us here at OWW, we send our love and prayers to the family of the Ultimate Warrior.  RIP.