Definitive Video Anthology of the Ultimate Warrior, 1959-2014

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Warrior then left the company in August 1991 over a bitter contract dispute, but returned at Wrestlemania VIII to save Hulk Hogan from a double team beatdown by Sid Justice and Papa Shango. Warrior's new haircut and decidedly more slender physique led to rumors that this version of the Warrior was actually someone other than Hellwig and that Hellwig himself had died (not true, obviously)....

This led to the infamous Papa Shango feud which was marked by Shango's odd habit of making people excrete black fluid from various orifices of their body....

Warrior would leave the company again just before the 1992 Survivor Series, where he was slated to team up with Savage to take on Ric Flair and newcomer Razor Ramon. With McMahon on the verge of being indicted for steroid distribution, Warrior had become a bit of a walking red flag, and the company severed ties with him.

Nearly four years would go by until Warrior would surface again, this time at Wrestlemania 12 where he beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley in mere seconds (long before Helmsley became Triple H, and much longer before he became McMahon's son in law)....

For the sake of brevity, and to shield the eyes of young people from horrific programming, I'll leave it up to all of you to track down Warrior's WCW highlights from 1998. Instead, I'll skip to this past weekend, where Warrior finally had his day in the sun, rightfully being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame...

...and getting one final appearance on Monday Night RAW, the aforementioned eerie eulogy...

Warrior is survived by his wife, Dana, their two daughters Indiana Marin "Indy" Warrior (born 2000) and Mattigan Twain Warrior (born December 16, 2002), and thousands of YouTube videos of glorious promos like this...

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Puller58
Puller58

He was in the words of the business, "a worker, not a talker."  RIP.

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