April 9, 2014

Rest in Peace Ultimate Warrior ( June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014 )

Springtime for the Ultimate Warrior:

We shall not see your like again. We're not even sure we saw it in the first place.

The Ultimate Warrior in Winter, Apr 7, 2014:

“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own.

Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life what makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am The Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever.”

[NOTE: Those for whom all this is, well, opaque might want to spend an hour with David Lee Roth for his causal and off-the-cuff "tutorial" on Post WWII Wrestling.]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 9, 2014 4:07 PM
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I used to be a big fan of WWF, and I got to see the Ultimate Warrior perform live on more than one occasion. Laugh if you will, but I have never in my life seen anything that can top the raw, scream yer ass off excitement of a good wrestling match. If you haven't seen it live, you can't know. The Warrior, like Hogan, and (the late) Randy Savage, had the charismatic genius of a rock star.
Enjoy Valhalla, Ultimate Warrior.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at April 9, 2014 11:19 PM

Geez Dave, lose the sunglasses and the dope show dialogue. It's old already. I too, enjoyed that sixties-era stuff. Don't know that I could sit through it nowadays, but it was entertaining then. A couple of years ago in metro Atlanta I saw this enormous black guy in a Benz. When he pulled himself out of the car, I realized who he was: Abdullah The Butcher. He still has that crazy grin. I floored it, and got the hell out of there.

Posted by: Will at April 11, 2014 7:01 AM