The Ultimate Warrior Is Dead At Age 54

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Apr. 08, 2014

We've got some very bad news to report. Wrestling legend The Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54. After typing that, it feels like someone just kicked my childhood in the crotch.

Warrior began his career with WWF (before it was renamed WWE) back in 1987, and quickly became one of the most popular wrestlers of his generation. He even kicked Hulk Hogan's ass at Wrestlemania VI, and people were happy about it. Considering Hogan's popularity at the time, that's pretty amazing.

One bright note is that he lived to see his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, which took place just a few days ago. He also attended WrestleMania 30, and gave this short speech on last night's Monday Night Raw.

Warrior was his legal name, by the way. His original name was James Brian Hellwig, but he had it changed in 1993. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

At any rate, R.I.P. Warrior. You were one of the only guys on the planet who could make dressing like a girl's bike look cool. You will be missed.

212 comments
Daryn Conrad
Daryn Conrad

if he was born 1959 . shouldn't he be 55

TopMind
TopMind User

I like wrestling because it's not fake like the UFC

Dave Doyle
Dave Doyle

Well with all the steroid use and what ever else he did I guess it finally caught up with him. He didn't look so great at the hall of fame he just didn't look right.

Matty Smythe
Matty Smythe

He hasn't died you plebs he was at wrestle mania

Bryan Whitford
Bryan Whitford

Must've of been mine to, Jordan, cause I coulda sworn I saw him in the same exact places.

Alex Becerra
Alex Becerra

Roids will catch up to you sooner or later,even after you stop! RIP :(

Jordan McDonald
Jordan McDonald

Funny, I swear I saw him at the Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, WrestleMania on Sunday, and RAW on Monday. Must've just been my imagination.

Jorge Valle
Jorge Valle

He was in Monday night raw this week... That was his good bye to the wwe universe...

Juan Aguirre Jr
Juan Aguirre Jr

like miss Elizabeth said to hot to handle and to cold to hold rip ultimate warrior

Jon Carson
Jon Carson

RIP Warrior. Thanks for the memories.

Captian Lone Starr
Captian Lone Starr

How many of them did leaping shoulder blocks after multiple running clotheslines? ... just saying

Ed Campos
Ed Campos

Oh my god shut your whiny ass up. If its so important to you that every soldier gets reconition, feel free to create a page or something for it.... hmmm... thats not a bad idea....

Nathan Sommer
Nathan Sommer

Got to see you inducted in the hall of fame last Saturday, on Wrestlemania 30 on Sunday and watched your speech to all the warriors on Monday Night Raw. ...thank you Warrior you were one of my favorites during my childhood RIP and shake the hell out of the ropes in the heavens :'-(

Bronson Peters
Bronson Peters

No way!!! One of my all time favorites. Prayers go out to his family.

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

This guy was a total douche before he died. He had defrauded several of his fans by selling memorabilia, taking the money and never sending the merchandise, not to mention his personal trainer scam again where he took money and never delivered on his end, and nearly every wrestler in the business hated working with him because he was a terrible wrestler.

Susie Gravitt
Susie Gravitt

My heart is broken. I just saw him on Monday Night Raw......wow. RIP WARRIOR YOU WILL BE MISSED

Marilyn-Dockery-579
Marilyn-Dockery-579

Wth, what's the real story here. There were and took much rumors. Even I have my own ideas. What does the medical professionals says?