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I’m a little tired today, I couldn’t sleep after I heard the news about The Ultimate Warrior dying.
I was on Twitter last night, and came across Triple H’s tweet and could believe it…
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters
For all of us wrestling fans, we just saw Warrior on Monday Night Raw the night before he died (word is that he collapsed leaving a hotel in Arizona with his wife, and was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead)…re-watching this is awfully eerie as it feels like he gave his own eulogy. Check it out here:
We also saw him Saturday night as he gave a great speech at the Hall Of Fame, he addressed how tough it is that he can’t physically do what he used to be able to do, and it was tough for him. Looking back at all of this stuff from the past weekend and how he finally celebrated for his accomplishments was so awesome, so when I read the news that he died yesterday it was bittersweet. I am glad that he finally had his moment…it was nearly 20 years since he stepped foot in the WWE ring.
I could go on and on about how much I loved the Warrior…his insane promos, his frantic matches in the ring…but I wanted to share Daniel Bryan’s thoughts that he posted on witter, as he had great words for the man from “Parts Unknown”:
Heartbroken. My sincerest condolences go out to The Warrior's family. Seeing how much he loved his daughters and his wife this weekend makes it all the more heartbreaking. The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite as a kid, and getting to speak to him this weekend was one of my favorite moments. He was so nice to me. #RIPWarrior
Speaking of his promo’s…here is a classic one…
One thing I do want to say, and I am sorry if I sound like a jerk, as I have seen a lot of friends post something like this:
“First the Undertaker’s Streak ends, and now the Warrior is dead…tough weekend for wrestling”
Can we get some perspective people? This is one of the dumbest things I have ever read. I get that we all handle loss and sadness differently, but to compare a fictional storyline about a streak to a guy ACTUALLY DYING is ridiculous. Stop it already.
Warrior was not only one of my favorite wrestlers, but he was one of my favorite interviews…I remember being so stoked to book him on our show. The interview wound up making wrestling news at the time, as Warrior stated that he wanted to wrestle Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania 25 (how awesome would that have been). We did this interview back in April of 2008, if you are a fan of the Warrior…you should listen to it. Check it out HERE!