History Wrestling / ULTIMATEWARRIOR

5th Apr '18 9:17:12 PM nombretomado
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Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014), best known by his WWF ring name The Ultimate Warrior, was one of the most famous names of ProfessionalWrestling from the late '80s and early '90s. He is best-known for his appearances in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the late '80s and early '90s, where he had a famous match at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'' defeating Wrestling/HulkHogan for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Championship]]. Back then he was seen as the next big legend of wrestling, the next Hogan, so to speak. His gimmick is bit hard to describe but, put simply, he's an [[MagicalNativeAmerican incomprehensible new-age nut]] who acts as sort of spirit channel for [[PowersViaPossession various great warriors across history.]]

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Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014), best known by his WWF ring name The Ultimate Warrior, was one of the most famous names of ProfessionalWrestling from the late '80s and early '90s. He is best-known for his appearances in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the late '80s and early '90s, where he had a famous match at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} ''Wrestling/WrestleMania VI'' defeating Wrestling/HulkHogan for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Championship]]. Back then he was seen as the next big legend of wrestling, the next Hogan, so to speak. His gimmick is bit hard to describe but, put simply, he's an [[MagicalNativeAmerican incomprehensible new-age nut]] who acts as sort of spirit channel for [[PowersViaPossession various great warriors across history.]]



* BittersweetEnding: After patching things up with the WWE and having what was, by all accounts, a good time in New Orleans for the Hall of Fame and [[Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} WrestleMania XXX]], Warrior goes on to give a great speech at the following night's ''Raw''. Less than 24 hours later, he passes away from a sudden heart attack.

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* BittersweetEnding: After patching things up with the WWE and having what was, by all accounts, a good time in New Orleans for the Hall of Fame and [[Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} [[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania XXX]], Warrior goes on to give a great speech at the following night's ''Raw''. Less than 24 hours later, he passes away from a sudden heart attack.



* FamousLastWords: Fans will remember the final speech he gave on Raw the night after Wrestlemania.

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* FamousLastWords: Fans will remember the final speech he gave on Raw the night after Wrestlemania.[=WrestleMania=].



* NoSell: Much like Hogan, Warrior made a career out of no selling even the most powerful moves used against him. Arguably, his most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing and memorable no sell was]] [[MadeOfIron IMMEDIATELY STANDING UP AFTER BEING]] [[FinishingMove PEDIGREE'D]] by Wrestling/{{Triple H}} at {{Wrestlemania}} XII! This feat alone was a testament to his {{Invincible Hero}} status.

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* NoSell: Much like Hogan, Warrior made a career out of no selling even the most powerful moves used against him. Arguably, his most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing and memorable no sell was]] [[MadeOfIron IMMEDIATELY STANDING UP AFTER BEING]] [[FinishingMove PEDIGREE'D]] by Wrestling/{{Triple H}} at {{Wrestlemania}} Wrestling/WrestleMania XII! This feat alone was a testament to his {{Invincible Hero}} status.



* PurpleProse: Much of what made his promos unique was his tendency to add odd and complicated metaphors and/or ridiculous hyperbole to get across his point. He couldn't just tell you he was going to beat Wrestling/HulkHogan, he had to let you know he was going to invade Hogan's plane in mid-flight to ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' and throw the controls into a nosedive. While it made him unique in the context of the other wrestlers, it's so overblown and complicated in comparison that nobody really grasps what he's saying. As a result, his promos are seen as deliciously {{narm}}

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* PurpleProse: Much of what made his promos unique was his tendency to add odd and complicated metaphors and/or ridiculous hyperbole to get across his point. He couldn't just tell you he was going to beat Wrestling/HulkHogan, he had to let you know he was going to invade Hogan's plane in mid-flight to ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' and throw the controls into a nosedive. While it made him unique in the context of the other wrestlers, it's so overblown and complicated in comparison that nobody really grasps what he's saying. As a result, his promos are seen as deliciously {{narm}}



* WorthyOpponent: Scoff if you will, but there was a serious attempt in the run-up to Wrestlemania VI to build Warrior up as Hulk Hogan's equal and rightful heir.

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* WorthyOpponent: Scoff if you will, but there was a serious attempt in the run-up to Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] VI to build Warrior up as Hulk Hogan's equal and rightful heir.
9th Oct '17 12:13:29 PM Krendall
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** He attempted to start the One Warrior Nation in WCW, but only managed to recruit [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake The Disciple]] before leaving the company.
9th Oct '17 12:02:05 PM Krendall
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* BoringButPractical: Much like Hogan and his leg drop, Warrior adapted a fairly basic maneuver (that is a simple jumping splash to a grounded opponent off a rope run) as his finisher. Needless to say, he did carry that championship so one must say it worked.
* CaptainErsatz: Ultimate Warrior did not face any Japanese wrestlers but Human Entertainment gave him one in ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' after WWF did some cross promotional shows with Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} and Super World Sports.

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* BoringButPractical: Much like Hogan and his leg drop, Warrior adapted a fairly basic maneuver (that is a simple jumping splash to a grounded opponent off a rope run) as his finisher. Needless to say, he did carry that championship so one must say it worked.
worked. The fact that the splash was usually preceded by a gorilla press drop probably helped, too.
* CaptainErsatz: Ultimate Warrior did not face any Japanese wrestlers but Human Entertainment gave him one in ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' (named Astro Blaster) after WWF did some cross promotional shows with Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} and Super World Sports.
15th Aug '17 6:50:14 AM Black_Diesel
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6th Aug '17 12:06:33 AM wyattte
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* VoiceClipSong: In 2016, HardcoreTechno DJ [=AniMe=] took some clips from Ultimate Warrior promos and put them into her song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOBaNX73oWU "Fear The Dogfight."]] Warrior fits the hardcore techno aesthetic like a glove.



* WorthyOpponent: Scoff if you will, but there was a serious attempt in the run-up to Wrestlemania VI to build Warrior up as Hulk Hogan's equal and rightful heir

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* WorthyOpponent: Scoff if you will, but there was a serious attempt in the run-up to Wrestlemania VI to build Warrior up as Hulk Hogan's equal and rightful heirheir.
31st May '17 3:51:57 PM candleeater
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31st May '17 3:49:45 PM candleeater
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* PurpleProse: Much of what made his promos unique was his tendency to add odd and complicated metaphors and/or ridiculous hyperbole to get across his point. He couldn't just tell you he was going to beat Wrestling/HulkHogan, he had to let you know he was going to invade Hogan's plane in mid-flight to ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' and throw the controls into a nosedive. While it made him unique in the context of the other wrestlers, it's so overblown and complicated in comparison that nobody really grasps what he's saying. As a result, his promos are seen as deliciously {{narm}}y.
* SquashMatch: Ultimate Warrior’s defeat of Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan to win his first Intercontinental Championship. Honky Tonk Man was supposed to fight [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake]] for the title, but because Brutus was attacked and injured the week before, Honky Tonk Man made an open call to anyone to fight him for the championship. [[OhCrap Out comes the Warrior]]! [[FiveMovesOfDoom After a few punches, body slam, and a flying tackle]], the Warrior did the [[FinishingMove Warrior splash]] on Honky Tonk Man and got the pinfall--all in 31 seconds!

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* PurpleProse: Much of what made his promos unique was his tendency to add odd and complicated metaphors and/or ridiculous hyperbole to get across his point. He couldn't just tell you he was going to beat Wrestling/HulkHogan, he had to let you know he was going to invade Hogan's plane in mid-flight to ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' and throw the controls into a nosedive. While it made him unique in the context of the other wrestlers, it's so overblown and complicated in comparison that nobody really grasps what he's saying. As a result, his promos are seen as deliciously {{narm}}y.
* SquashMatch: Ultimate Warrior’s defeat of Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan to win his first Intercontinental Championship. Honky Tonk Man was supposed to fight [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake]] for the title, but because Brutus was attacked and injured the week before, Honky Tonk Man made an open call to anyone to fight him for the championship. [[OhCrap Out comes the Warrior]]! [[FiveMovesOfDoom After a few punches, body slam, and a flying tackle]], the Warrior did the [[FinishingMove Warrior splash]] on Honky Tonk Man and got the pinfall--all in 31 seconds!
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* SmokeOut: 12 October 98 ''Nitro''. The nWo (Black & White) attack the Warrior during a tag team match between Sting/Warrior and Hogan/Hart. During the attack, smoke starts to fill the ring, and they end up [[https://gfycat.com/RecklessFamousBubblefish hurling Warrior onto the apron.]] It looks like either Warrior was too gassed to make the vanish exit work, or they blew the timing, because you can clearly see Hogan 'call' the move from outside of the ring. Tony Shiavone, stammering a little said, "They threw him out of the ring to keep him from disappearing, Mike.”\\\
So, in spite of all of the Warrior’s supernatural powers--including but not limited to summoning magic smoke--simply tossing him outside the ring renders his abilities useless.



** The Ultimate Maniacs, with Wrestling/RandySavage in 1992.
* SmokeOut: 12 October 98 ''Nitro''. The nWo (Black & White) attack the Warrior during a tag team match between Sting/Warrior and Hogan/Hart. During the attack, smoke starts to fill the ring, and they end up [[https://gfycat.com/RecklessFamousBubblefish hurling Warrior onto the apron.]] It looks like either Warrior was too gassed to make the vanish exit work, or they blew the timing, because you can clearly see Hogan 'call' the move from outside of the ring. Tony Shiavone, stammering a little said, "They threw him out of the ring to keep him from disappearing, Mike.”\\\
So, in spite of all of the Warrior’s supernatural powers--including but not limited to summoning magic smoke--simply tossing him outside the ring renders his abilities useless.

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** The Ultimate Maniacs, with Wrestling/RandySavage in 1992.
* SmokeOut: 12 October 98 ''Nitro''. The nWo (Black & White) attack the Warrior during a tag team match between Sting/Warrior and Hogan/Hart. During the attack, smoke starts to fill the ring, and they end up [[https://gfycat.com/RecklessFamousBubblefish hurling Warrior onto the apron.]] It looks like either Warrior was too gassed to make the vanish exit work, or they blew the timing, because you can clearly see Hogan 'call' the move from outside of the ring. Tony Shiavone, stammering a little said, "They threw him out of the ring to keep him from disappearing, Mike.”\\\
So, in spite of all of the Warrior’s supernatural powers--including but not limited to summoning magic smoke--simply tossing him outside the ring renders his abilities useless.
'92.
31st May '17 3:25:33 PM candleeater
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* SmokeOut: 12 October 98 ''Nitro''. The nWo (Black & White) attack the Warrior during a tag team match between Sting/Warrior and Hogan/Hart. During the attack, smoke starts to fill the ring, and they end up [[https://gfycat.com/RecklessFamousBubblefish hurling Warrior onto the apron.]] It looks like either Warrior was too gassed to make the vanish exit work, or they blew the timing, because you can clearly see Hogan 'call' the move from outside of the ring. Tony Shiavone, stammering a little said, "They threw him out of the ring to keep him from disappearing, Mike.”\\\
So, in spite of all of the Warrior’s supernatural powers--including but not limited to summoning magic smoke--simply tossing him outside the ring renders his abilities useless.
15th May '17 6:58:56 PM nombretomado
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* NoSell: Much like Hogan, Warrior made a career out of no selling even the most powerful moves used against him. Arguably, his most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing and memorable no sell was]] [[MadeOfIron IMMEDIATELY STANDING UP AFTER BEING]] [[FinishingMove PEDIGREE'D]] by {{Triple H}} at {{Wrestlemania}} XII! This feat alone was a testament to his {{Invincible Hero}} status.

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* NoSell: Much like Hogan, Warrior made a career out of no selling even the most powerful moves used against him. Arguably, his most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome amazing and memorable no sell was]] [[MadeOfIron IMMEDIATELY STANDING UP AFTER BEING]] [[FinishingMove PEDIGREE'D]] by {{Triple Wrestling/{{Triple H}} at {{Wrestlemania}} XII! This feat alone was a testament to his {{Invincible Hero}} status.
30th Mar '17 5:54:53 AM mkmckoy
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* CurbStompBattle: Ultimate Warrior’s defeat of Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan to win his first Intercontinental Championship. Honky Tonk Man was supposed to fight [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake]] for the title, but because Brutus was attacked and injured the week before, Honky Tonk Man made an open call to anyone to fight him for the championship. [[OhCrap Out comes the Warrior]]! [[FiveMovesOfDoom After a few punches, body slam, and a flying tackle]], the Warrior did the [[FinishingMove Warrior splash]] on Honky Tonk Man and got the pinfall--all in 31 seconds!


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* SquashMatch: Ultimate Warrior’s defeat of Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan to win his first Intercontinental Championship. Honky Tonk Man was supposed to fight [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake]] for the title, but because Brutus was attacked and injured the week before, Honky Tonk Man made an open call to anyone to fight him for the championship. [[OhCrap Out comes the Warrior]]! [[FiveMovesOfDoom After a few punches, body slam, and a flying tackle]], the Warrior did the [[FinishingMove Warrior splash]] on Honky Tonk Man and got the pinfall--all in 31 seconds!
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