Truly gutted - makes his speech on Raw even more poignant. A true legend in the world of wrestling. In a time when Hogan run rampage in the WWF, the Warrior came along and offered fans an alternative to cheer for. Their battle at Wrestlemania 6 goes down as one of the greatest ever.
Luckily I saw him too at Wembley in 92.
Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when that guitar riff and drums kicked in on his entrance music. One of the most intense performers the WWF has even seen.
Gutted also. One of my earliest memories of my childhood was seeing him and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 6 on TV. Such an iconic figure in wrestling and probably in many peoples childhoods. Hearing that guitar riff again takes me back.
Never a fan of wrestling, American or otherwise, I was only aware of him when he appeared in a rather bizarre Phil Collins tv special in the early nineties. Apparently the programme had been designed with promoting Phil's profile Stateside (like it needed it after the album No Jacket Required swept all before it). Phil appeared alongside Dr Dre and also got in the ring with the ultimate warrior.
For wrestling fans, he seemed to be something of a hero, though, so RIP Ultimate Warrior.
One of my favourites when I was a child. I remember one of the Wrestlemanias when it was Hulk Hogan versus Sid justice- it was the final fight of the evening. Sid called in a friend towards the end of the fight and they were both beating the living day lights out of the Hulk. The Hulk was isolated...stranded. The Warrior i don't think was even fighting that evening.
What happened next ill never forget. As Hulk proceeded to get a beating, out of no where and without warning came on The Warriors theme tune..just the tune made the hairs on my neck stand on end..the Warrior entered the arena and was running atleast what looked to be 100mph down the aisle before sliding into the ring and clothes lining one wrestler out of the ring before the other retreated. That's what I loved about The Warrior as a child. The energy his persona bought to the ring. Now in my mid 30s, I appreciate it even more because some of the moves The Warrior and the rest of these guys pull off will always have an element of risk and physicality to them.
I watched The Warriors induction into the hall of fame on you tube..it really did apoear he was talking from the heart. Rip The Warrior, my sympathies to his family