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"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 makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in 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 passion and intensity, so much so that you will tell your stories and you make them legends as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever."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 Professional Wrestling from the late '80s and early '90s. He is best-known for his appearances in WWE in the late '80s and early '90s, where he had a famous match at WrestleMania VI defeating Hulk Hogan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Back then he was seen as the next big legend of wrestling, the next Hogan, so to speak.Unfortunately, he became infamous for being somewhat of a Cloudcuckoolander in Real Life, having legally changed his name from Jim Hellwig to Warrior in order to use it outside the WWE, his short-lived comic book containing bizarre imagery and Walls of Text (which was featured on The Spoony Experiment and Atop the Fourth Wall), his disastrous run in WCW in the late '90s, again feuding with Hogan in what is now seen as one of the worst pay-per-view matches in the history of pro wrestling, and his nonsensical promos.He had an outside career as a conservative lecturer. Yes, really. Hence, you can call him "Professor Warrior".As usual, That Other Wiki has a complete rundown on the Warrior's career.On January 13, 2014, he was finally announced as a WWE Hall of Fame inductee.Sadly, he passed away on April 8, 2014, a few days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, with his last appearance on Raw the day before his death.
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