Jim Hellwig was never an easy man to work with, and nobody knew this better than WWE chairman Vince McMahon.
Hellwig, whom all of you know better under his WWE moniker of the "Ultimate Warrior" (and who, going forward in this piece will be referred to as "Warrior," seeing as Hellwig legally changed his name to "Warrior" in the mid-90's in order to protect his gimmick), was probably best known for three things --
1. His superhero physical persona, which included face paint, arm tassels, and muscles the size of large briskets.
2. His meandering, rambling, nonsensical interview style.
3. Leaving the wrestling business multiple times over various business disputes, most of them with McMahon.
Until the past year or so, that was the legacy that WWE was essentially painting of the man from "parts unknown," and with WWE as really the only artist left in the wrestling business to paint legacies, that was going to be it.
Finally, though, thankfully for the legions of Warrior fans out there (all once known as "little Warriors"), the two sides made peace in the past year and Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at Wrestlemania this past weekend. More »