If you were a wrestling fan in the 80’s and early 90’s, one of the house hold names that everyone knew of (hell, even if you weren’t a wrestling fan, you knew his name) was The Ultimate Warrior. Along with Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage, he helped catapult the then WWF, (now known as WWE) into main stream stardom. Ultimate Warrior would explode to the ring, running, straight from the entrance, once he got to the ring, he would shake the ropes and conjure up energy from the crowd. There wasn’t a superstar past or present that could match his intensity. Sadly, the Ultimate Warrior has passed away at the age 54 years old.

The death came as a surprise and shock to many, because he was just involved with the biggest event in WWE history – WrestleMania XXX. Ultimate Warrior was on hand Saturday night in New Orleans as he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and anchored the 2014 class. He was also on hand the night after WrestleMania on ‘Monday Night Raw’ and had mic time to thank those that were with him and helped him celebrate his career.  Warrior mentioned that no one person is above the company as a whole and spoke about mortality, which you can watch below. While watching the segment, no one would imagine that the now Hall of Famer would no longer be with us.

Ultimate Warrior on ‘Monday Night Raw’ – post WrestleMania XXX.

The Ultimate Warrior returning to WWE was a big deal, as he parted ways with the company years ago, straining his relationship with owner Vince McMahon. The two hadn’t spoken in almost twenty years. One thing that Vince is praised for, is, no mater what the relationship, he is able to look past personal differences and will celebrate individuals for their contribution to the sports entertainment world. The Ultimate Warrior took his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame, this past Sunday. Shocked and saddened by the death, WWE published the announcement on their official website, which read:

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, his two daughters, his mother, his two sisters and his two brothers.

The Ultimate Warrior had also just signed a deal with the WWE, to act as an ambassador for the company. What was your favourite memory of The Ultimate Warrior? Let us know in the comment section below and check out our gallery for career moments and defining looks of one of the biggest, larger than life superstars of all time.


  1. WrestleMania VI was probably his biggest highlight, but WM VII or SummerSlam 92 were probably his best matches.

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