The sudden and unexpected death of the Ultimate Warrior shocked and saddened fans. The Warrior had just been inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame on Sunday and appeared on an episode of Monday Night Raw the day before his death. During his speech, he referenced death and his legacy, leading many people to wonder if he somehow knew he was soon going to pass away.
The Ultimate Warrior was one of wrestling’s greatest and his fan base one was of the largest. Even after he retired, people spoke of the warrior and anxiously waited, hoping he would someday return to the ring.
While the Warrior was an inspiration to almost every professional wrestler in the business today, there are those who had the pleasure of being beside him in the ring, watching and knowing the Warrior when he was wrestling and in his prime.
While everyone is still mourning the death of the wrestling legend, many people are also sharing their favorite Warrior matches and memories and expressing their sadness over his death.
After all these years I finally got 2 tell him that me shaking the ropes was an homage 2 him. Blessed to have had that moment. #onelife
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 9, 2014
When I met The Ultimate Warrior, he joked that I do his gimmick better than him. It was an honor… http://t.co/s6pFWvQdCo
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) April 10, 2014
We talked,both forgave each other,we hugged ,we shook hands as we told each other I love you,I am so sad,God bless his beautiful family HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 9, 2014
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) April 9, 2014
We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014
Paying tribute to Ultimate Warrior in my Sunday sermon by suplexing all my interns.
— Celebrity Pastor (@CelebrityPastor) April 10, 2014
— Zachary Fenell (@zacharyfenell) April 10, 2014
In typical Warrior fashion this past week he came in made a huge splash left too early and us wanting more. RIPandThank you #RememberWarrior
— Jobber Nation Radio (@JobberNation) April 9, 2014
#RIPUltimateWarrior Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 9, 2014
Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2014
Heartbroken. My sincerest condolences go out to The Warrior's family. Seeing how much he loved his daughters and his wife this weekend…
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 9, 2014
The Ultimate Warrior will be missed, but his legacy lives on. Those who got to watch his speech on Raw or his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame will never forget being a part of something special and watching the Ultimate Warrior step into the ring for the last time.
Were you an Ultimate Warrior fan?
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