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    Does this mean there will be a promotion for the Penultimate Warrior?

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    I was such a big fan of his as a kid.

    I had his action figures, t-shirts and even a frisbee.

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    Default Ultimate Warrior -- Clutched Chest Before Collapsing ... Witnesses Say

    Ultimate Warrior -- Clutched Chest Before Collapsing ... Witnesses Say | TMZ.com

    Ultimate Warrior -- Clutched Chest Before Collapsing ... Witnesses Say


    ULTIMATE WARRIOR

    CLUTCHED CHEST BEFORE COLLAPSING

    ... Witnesses Say




    The Ultimate Warrior "clutched his chest" moments before he collapsed at an Arizona hotel Tuesday afternoon ... this according to law enforcement sources who spoke with witnesses.

    TMZ has learned ... Warrior was walking down a hallway at the Gainy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and headed toward his car with his wife -- when he stopped, clutched his chest and went down.

    We're told Warrior never recovered.

    Sources connected to the situation tell us officials believe Warrior suffered a "catastrophic medical event" and so far, we're told so far there is no evidence to show drugs or alcohol were a factor in his death. All signs point to massive heart attack.

    We're told an investigation is underway -- and the plan is to do an autopsy and toxicology tests to confirm cause of death.

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    Hmmm, limp...winded...all the other stuff that has been listed, I'm wondering if it wasn't a DVT that ended up in an embolism.
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    He was, in essence, a comic book hero come to life, even more than Hogan.

    Hulk Hogan was more of a Superman type; Warrior I would liken to a Conan; or, at least, a nod to the Conan-style fantasy hero.

    As such, the ramblings of his promo had a feel of storytelling around the campfire, in the traditions of the Fiana clans of Ireland, or the Vikings, or similar warrior tribes. It was a full-on gimmick; but it worked.

    I'm not a fan of his later life and he is one of the poster children for screwing up your own health; but, he did entertain me for a time, and that was something.

    As when Randy Savage passed away it feels as though another big part of my childhood has gone away. Just a real gut punch.

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    Ultimate Warrior's Death -- He Looked Very Sick & In Pain Days Before He Died | TMZ.com

    Ultimate Warrior's Death -- He Looked Very Sick & In Pain Days Before He Died


    ULTIMATE WARRIOR

    HE LOOKED VERY
    SICK AND IN PAIN


    Days Before Death





    Ultimate Warrior looked like he was on the verge of a medical catastrophe all weekend -- sweaty and stressed, like he was about to "burst at the seams" ... eyewitnesses tell TMZ.

    According to sources who were with Warrior this past weekend, the WWE legend looked like he was in constant pain ... sweaty and looked very uncomfortable, like he was choking on his tie. It was apparent to everyone ... something was seriously off.

    Another warning sign -- when Warrior did his signature rope shake after his big speech on Monday Night Raw, he looked weak ... and people around him noticed.

    One eyewitness put it this way ... "We all felt like he looked like he was going to blow a gasket. It was pretty easy to see."

    It makes Warrior's speech on Monday Night Raw even more ominous ... "Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath." 24 hours later he was dead.

    TMZ broke the story ... Warrior was walking in a Scottsdale hotel Tuesday when he grabbed his chest and collapsed.

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    This Nancy Grace Segment On Wrestlers Taking Steroids And Dying Young Is The Worst



    Now, to be fair, no one watches Nancy Grace for things like “accurate reporting” or “level-headed debate.” Look no further than her recent “PORN, DAN” outburst on “Good Morning, America.” But, god damn, this segment she did on Headline News last night is just terrible.


    Grace had Diamond Dallas Page, Dr. Obvious and a writer from RadarOnline on to discuss the prevalent use of steroids in professional wrestling, which she claims may have contributed to the untimely death of the Ultimate Warrior. Never mind that we actually have no idea why Warrior died (it may have been from a heart-attack, which may have been a side effect of steroid use — but that’s merely conjecture at this point).


    The doctor tells us “probably” 1 percent of Americans use anabolic steroids, which is nice and vague. He also says anabolic steroids can lead to sudden death, which fits into Grace’s narrative. The RadarOnline chick says this was a “catastrophic medical event” — which, no shit, it killed him — but can’t provide any more information when asked for clarification. The words “I think” and “could have” are thrown around a lot. With the exception of Page, no one in this video contributes even a sliver of useful information.


    Worst of all, people who knows things and don’t just type “young dead wrestlers” into Google and print out whichever names they find understand that some of these people certainly did not die from steroids, as Grace implies. Owen Hart was killed due to an equipment malfunction during a match; Mark Curtis died from stomach cancer. But that would take away from this highly sensationalist and completely useless piece that features Nancy Grace somehow thinking Diamond Dallas Page says she took steroids.


    Thankfully, people like Mick Foley are calling out Grace for her misleading blunder:



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    We all make mistakes @NancyGraceHLN. Please admit you made one regarding the death of #OwenHart. You have caused his family great pain.



    A new low for Grace, and journalism in general.
    [The Big Lead]


    Nancy Grace's Useless Segment On Wrestlers, Steroids | Owen Hart | SportsGrid

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    Nancy Disgrace is a cunt.

    Owen Hart's brother Smith had this perfect response to Nancy:
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    i hate Nancy Grace even more now. Owen fell 78 feet while being lowered to the ring.

    She needs to find a nice fire and jump into it.
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    Nancy Grace is a boil on the ass of journalism.
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    His former tag team partner Sting had this to say:

    Sting posted the following on his Facebook this morning:

    "Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig. I don't believe anyone has ever published this picture before today. The snapshot was taken two days before Thanksgiving in 1985, as we prepared to leave my house in Newhall, California and embark on a career in wrestling.

    Jim always challenged me to strive at being the best, and I'll forever be grateful for the encouragement and motivation he provided.

    I was looking forward to catching up with him, and I'm saddened we didn't have that opportunity before he passed. My heart goes out to his wife Dana and their two daughters, and they will remain in my prayers."



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    Remembering The Life And Legacy Of The Ultimate Warrior - WrestlingInc.com

    1985. After years as a bodybuilder, James Hellwig connected with a few fellow bodybuilders in California. One of them was Steve Borden - better known as Sting - who was transitioning into the world of professional wrestling. This inspired him to share Borden's passion, and he abandoned his projected career for the sake of being a pro wrestler. He received his first break as "Jim Justice," one of four members of Powerteam USA, along with Borden (known as "Flash"), Mark Miller and Garland Donoho. His trainer - Rick Bassman - was the manager of the group, and both Hellwig and Borden immediately became the focus. As a result, the two formed a tag team called the Freedom Fighters (Justice and Flash) under the tutelage of Dutch (Zeb Colter) Mantel, and then gained immense popularity as the Blade Runners (Rock and Flash) in Jerry Jarrett's Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) promotion.

    The team then moved on to Bill Watts' Mid-South Wrestling - which turned into the Universal Wrestling Federation - as members of Eddie Gilbert's Hot Stuff International stable. The two were one of the top heel tag teams in the promotion, and this catapulted Hellwig to endeavor in a singles career, leaving UWF to debut as Dingo Warrior for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW).


    Before his singles push Warrior teamed up with Lance Von Erich, and won the WCWA Tag Team Championships. After just a short reign, the team split and Dingo Warrior fully pursued his career as a singles wrestler. His first achievement was winning the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship, a title with a rich lineage of holders such as WWE Hall of Famers Jimmy Snuka, Rocky Johnson, Blackjack Mulligan and Ernie Ladd.

    Based on his success as a singles competitor in WCCW, Warrior was offered a spot on the WWE roster in 1987.


    From Jim Justice, to Justice, to Dingo Warrior, Warrior finally found a name that would stick - The Ultimate Warrior. He became so engulfed in his career, that he legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993. His first major feud in the WWE was against Hercules, and it culminated at WrestleMania IV with an Ultimate Warrior victory.

    Then, the 1989 Royal Rumble. Warrior participated in a posedown with "Ravishing" Rick Rude. After getting the winning vote from the fans, Rude attacked Warrior, commencing a feud that would give Warrior his first major mortal moment by losing to Rude at WrestleMania V. Warrior would rebound from this loss, and regain the title four months later at SummerSlam.

    However, Warrior was not satisfied with being just second in command. Shortly after winning the IC title for the second time, Warrior sought after Hulk Hogan's WWE Championship. At the Royal Rumble, they had a brief altercation during the match, but Warrior was eliminated by Hogan and two others after less than 15 minutes. Still, President Jack Tunney deemed him the number one contender for the world title, and the stage was set for Wrestlemania VI.

    WrestleMania VI was the pinnacle moment of the Ultimate Warrior's career. Just five years in the professional wrestling business, he was main-eventing for the biggest wrestling event of the year against arguably the biggest and most popular name in WWE history. Not only did he have the opportunity to become world champion, but he took full advantage of it. Warrior defeated Hogan, celebrating with both the Intercontinental and WWE championships.

    His first and only WWE Championship lasted until the 1991 Royal Rumble, where he lost to Sgt. Slaughter.

    Warrior then began memorable feuds with Randy Savage, The Undertaker and Jake "The Snake" Roberts, before his departure after SummerSlam.

    Ultimate Warrior made his return at WrestleMania VIII, assisting Hulk Hogan after a post-match attack by Sid Justice and Papa Shango. He began a feud with Papa Shango, and defeated Savage again at SummerSlam in a WWE Championship match, but by countout. Mysteriously, Warrior left the WWE again shortly after.

    Nearly four years later, Warrior made his WWE return, defeating Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a match at WrestleMania XII that lasted less than two minutes. Warrior then vowed to regain the Intercontinental championship, then held by Goldust. Although he achieved a countout victory at In Your House less than a month after his return, he was not able to pin Goldust for the title. These events, along with a brief angle with Jerry Lawler, were the only memorable moments in his third and last stint in the WWE. He departed again only a few months after his return.



    During the time of Warrior's third departure from the WWE, Eric Bischoff and the WCW started to be a legitimate competitor to the WWE. The Monday Night War was starting to become more and more intense, and a number of wrestlers jumping over to World Championship Wrestling added an even greater level of shock value in this promotional feud. Bischoff still saw money in Warrior, and decided to bring him to the company in an attempt to relive the Hogan/Warrior feud, nearly ten years earlier. Unfortunately, it was a complete bust, and he only competed in a total of four matches during his short WCW tenure.

    Ten years later, Warrior looked to revive his wrestling career by wrestling for Europe-based Nu-Wrestling Evolution. He won his last world championship by defeating Orlando Jordan for the NWE World on June 25, 2008. After his win, he vacated the title.

    After seven years of not being affiliated with the WWE, Warrior started to appear in commercials in 2013 promoting the WWE 2K14 video game and was one of game's feature characters.

    This appearance left speculation of future endeavors with the WWE, and all speculation was extinguished when he was announced as the headliner of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame.



    He was officially enshrined a day before WrestleMania by Linda McMahon and made a poignant speech, telling his version of the heat formerly between he and Vince McMahon. However, he thanked Vince for giving him the opportunity, and especially thanked the Ultimate Warrior fans for making him who his is today.

    Sadly, Warrior passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. In his last television appearance on the night on Raw after WrestleMania 30, he continued to express his debt of gratitude to the fans by stating at the end of his speech, "I am the Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever!"

    And indeed it will. Rest in peace, Warrior.

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    Ultimate Warrior -- TWO WWE Tributes in the Works | TMZ.com

    ULTIMATE WARRIOR


    TWO WWE TRIBUTES IN THE WORKS




    WWE execs and producers are rushing to put together two special tributes for Ultimate Warrior ... the first of which is just a few days away.

    WWE sources tell TMZ ... next week's "Monday Night RAW" episode will memorialize Warrior with much more than the standard blank screen R.I.P. given to most wrestlers who pass away.

    We're told producers are still working out details of the show -- but it will most likely showcase U.W.'s most memorable moments ... as well his final appearance in the ring last week in New Orleans

    The WWE is also putting together a special that will air on its network next Wednesday, tentatively titled, "Warrior: The Ultimate Legend."

    Feel the power.

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    Ultimate Warrior -- Wrestler's Widow Receiving Special WWE Help | TMZ.com

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    WRESTLER'S WIDOW RECEIVING

    Special Help From WWE




    The WWE is helping Ultimate Warrior's wife cope with her husband's sudden death ... flying two senior WWE officials to Arizona to stand by and help her.

    We're told the WWE sent the employees almost immediately after Warrior died ... their main task is helping his wife Dana handle little things -- grocery shopping, letting other family members know what's going on -- so she can focus on being with their daughters.

    It's sounds bizarre ... top officials leaving their jobs to handle mundane chores, but that's how important Warrior was to the WWE.

    As we previously reported, Warrior died outside an Arizona hotel Tuesday ... after suffering what officials called a "catastrophic medical event."

    During his recent WWE Hall of Fame induction, Warrior had high praise for his wife.


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    It was apparent to everyone ... something was seriously off.
    And what did they do about it??? Nothing?
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