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* DumbassHasAPoint: Shortly after Wrestling/RandySavage's death, Hulk Hogan gave an interview about Randy, their rocky friendship and the details of Randy's marriage to Elizabeth, including how paranoid and protective Randy was of her. Warrior responded with a vlog that, predictably, rambled through the point, but he was right when he pointed out that Hogan airing the sordid details of his friend's failed marriage was kind of a dick move, especially [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead on the heels of the man's untimely demise]].



* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Warrior was a divisive figure in life to say the least, but after his untimely demise, there has been a noticeable softening of opinion around him, including on Wiki/ThisVeryWiki. For example, Wrestling/TripleH spent much of the Self Destruction DVD blaming his squash at the Warrior's hands at Wrestlemania on the latter's backstage politicking, but backtracked and later considered it an honor to work with him.
** The fact that he spent much of his hall of fame weekend making a conscious effort to mend some bridges and make peace with a lot of people he was at odds with no doubt has a lot to do with this. Ted [=DiBiase=], one of Warrior's biggest critics on the Self Destruction DVD, utterly laments the fact that he never got the chance to speak with Warrior that weekend.



* 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'' 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 most often as deliciously {{narm}}[[{{Narm}} hilariously stupid.]]



* DrugsAreBad: He never took a test while employed by the WWE, but he's been accused of using steroids throughout his career. He almost certainly did, especially since Sting confessed to using them until 1990 and the two broke into the business together.

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\n* DrugsAreBad: He never took a test while employed by TheCameo: Attacks the WWE, but he's been accused of using steroids throughout his career. He almost certainly did, especially since Sting confessed to using them until 1990 and the two broke into the business together.Amazon in ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure''.

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* {{Foil}}: To Hulk Hogan- an intense and charismatic power wrestler with limited technical skill but huge crowd support. They even had similar move-sets, and Warrior's look was in many ways an exaggeration of Hogan's (long hair, tanned skin, body-builder physique).


* BullyingADragon: On ''The Self-Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior'', Bobby Heenan tells a (possibly apocryphal) antecdote about how, in his feud with Andre the Giant, he would run at Andre as fast as he could and slam him with a clothesline much harder than he needed to. Eventually Andre got sick of it and shot on the Warrior- holding up his fist and hitting Warrior right between the eyes as he ran in for the clothesline. After that, Warrior was apparently so cowed that he would barely touch Andre in their matches.

* DrugsAreBad: He never took a test while employed by the WWE, but he's been accused of using steroids throughout his career. He almost certainly did, especially since Sting confessed to using them until 1990 and the two broke into the business together.



* ClusterFBomb: Previews for "The Warrior Show", an attempted television show where he put metalcore bands (such as Asking Alexandria and I See Stars) through rigorous training, were edited in a way that showed him constantly swearing.
* CulturedWarrior / WarriorPoet: Sort of. He invented an entire philosophy out of whole cloth- Destrucity. It is both elegant in it's simplicity, and baffling in it's complexity.



* ClusterFBomb: Previews for "The Warrior Show", an attempted television show where he put metalcore bands (such as Asking Alexandria and I See Stars) through rigorous training, were edited in a way that showed him constantly swearing.


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* DrugsAreBad: He never took a test while employed by the WWE, but he's been accused of using steroids throughout his career. He almost certainly did, especially since Sting confessed to using them until 1990 and the two broke into the business together.


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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: His surprisingly intelligible promo the night before his death, essentially having the message of "I wouldn't have been this star if it wasn't for the fans. Even after my death my fire will live on within you." In essence, Warrior performed his own eulogy.


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* {{Irony}}: After being dumped by WCW, Warrior didn't have another match until 2008. The match was with the Italy-based Nu-Wrestling Evolution against [[DepravedBisexual Orlando Jordan]], giving us the irony of a fight between Mr "Queering doesn't make the world work", and the man who would a few short years later be sexually assaulting his way through both genders in the TNA roster.


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* LegacyCharacter: Subverted, he would often try to claim that he and his opponent du jour (usually Hogan), were the latest in a long line of champions or heroes representing two sides in an ancient conflict. Needless to say, they weren't.


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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Beyond being a big guy who beat people up in a berserker rage, it's difficult to pin down exactly what the Warrior character was supposed to be, especially since it was almost impossible to understand his promos; at various times he seemed to claim to be an alien, an ancient mystical warrior or some kind of superhero. Or perhaps it was intentionally a mix of all three, something akin to a really coked out version of The Mighty Thor from Marvel Comics.


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* RunningGag: In re TheOtherDarrin on the Trivia page: This created an early one on the Website/{{Usenet}} newsgroup [=rec.sport.pro-wrestling=] that said, "he died and was replaced by Steve [=DiSalvo=]". The gag [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling took on a life of its own]] and when some new poster would ask, "Who is <Wrestler X>?", some joker would answer, "Steve [=DiSalvo=]."


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* ShoutOut: "I was sent in a capsule from a place long from here", is a either a reference to Franchise/{{Superman}}, or another bit of rambling nonsense, or somehow, [[TakeAThirdOption both]].


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* SmugSuper: He would occasionally refer to non-wrestlers as "normals", and express contempt for their weakness compared to him and his opponents.


* 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 Wrestling/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]] One of them was [[MadeOfIron IMMEDIATELY STANDING UP AFTER BEING]] [[FinishingMove PEDIGREE'D]] by Wrestling/{{Triple H}} Wrestling/TripleH at Wrestling/WrestleMania XII! This feat alone was a testament to his {{Invincible Hero}} status.


* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Sting, arguably.



* RealSongThemeTune: The Blade Runners used Music/{{Styx}}'s "Castle Walls."


** Warrior also didn't appreciate what [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]] said about him in ''The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior'' and ripped into him.

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** Warrior also didn't appreciate what [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]] said about him in ''The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior'' and ripped into him. [=DiBiase=] has since expressed regret he couldn't make it to Wrestlemania XXX and make peace with Warrior in person.


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.

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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.


* 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.


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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.


* 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.

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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.

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