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Nites 04-09-2014 04:27 AM

RIP Ultimate Warrior
 
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LX 04-09-2014 06:40 AM

My favorite wrestler of all time! I was in the press box of the skydome when he took the belt off that complete fake hulkster dude - i mean how over the top can you get?

INSIDER 04-09-2014 07:24 AM

Definitely one of my faves.... Couldn't wrestle for shit, but man was he exciting.

LX 04-09-2014 08:39 AM

Yeah - i should have said fave wrestler with no real moves. He was like a life size action figure in the ring.

My favorite would have to be Jushin Thunder Liger.

jeffb 04-09-2014 11:48 AM

One of my favorites as a kid as well........stay away from Steroids kids.


RIP

Ball Don't Lie 04-09-2014 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 883183)
Definitely one of my faves.... Couldn't wrestle for shit, but man was he exciting.

Absolutely. He was the original 'most electrifying man in sports entertainment' before The Rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkEl_R0dTfY

This was one of the first matches I ever watched:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzzmvDuswHc

It perfectly sums up the Warrior, as most of his matches were under 5 minutes long, but between his awesome entrance, and essentially being unbeatable, his appearances in the ring were maybe the most entertaining minutes of watching Wrestling that existed for me in the 90's. Until Stone Cold became big anyway. Stone Cold's entrance and how he could get the crowd so fired up was unmatched, but that conversation is for another thread.

LX 04-09-2014 01:21 PM

It's funny you mention the short duration of the matches. When he beat Hogan at Wrestlemania, the match lasted around 30 minutes. And they had moments where both guys were laid out for what seemed like five minutes at a time. Power naps? It was very funny.

Nites 04-09-2014 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LX (Post 883250)
It's funny you mention the short duration of the matches. When he beat Hogan at Wrestlemania, the match lasted around 30 minutes. And they had moments where both guys were laid out for what seemed like five minutes at a time. Power naps? It was very funny.

I have that wrestlemania on VHS and they did a "test of strength" for at last 10 mins lol.

Shadowfax 04-10-2014 09:49 AM

apologize for being late here...but can anyone tell me the cause of death ?

Acie 04-10-2014 10:12 AM

I was always more of a Rowdy Roddy Piper fan, but RIP.

LX 04-10-2014 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadowfax (Post 883545)
apologize for being late here...but can anyone tell me the cause of death ?

They had the story on the National last night and said the cause was unknown. He just collapsed. He had been in the ring the night before for RAW, accepting his HOF induction, and talked about how our hearts can stop beating at any moment.

Quote:

No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. 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 the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever!


Shadowfax 04-10-2014 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LX (Post 883556)
They had the story on the National last night and said the cause was unknown. He just collapsed. He had been in the ring the night before for RAW, accepting his HOF induction, and talked about how our hearts can stop beating at any moment.

Thanks LX

Damn, talk about irony
It's almost as if he had a premonition of his own end


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