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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 16 June 1959Queens, New York, USA
Date of Death 8 April 2014Scottsdale, Arizona, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJames Brian Hellwig
Nicknames Ultimate Warrior
The Dingo Warrior
Rock
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his signature move, the Gorilla Press Drop and the Big Splash, which seems that Warrior would be one the only non-heavyset built wrestler to use it.

Before reaching high status to become a main eventer in the WWE, Warrior became popular when he became a two-time Intercontinental Champion by defeating the Honky Tonk Man (Wayne Farris) (within 32 seconds at the first ever Summerslam in 1988) and Ravishing Rick Rude.

Warrior is now retired.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rocknrollunderdawg

Spouse (2)

Dana Viale (2000 - 8 April 2014) (his death) (2 children)
Shari Lynn Tyree (2 October 1982 - 22 March 1991) (divorced)

Trade Mark (5)

Wrestling finishing move "The Gorilla Press Slam"
Finishing move: Running Splash onto an opponent's front or back
Multi-colored face paint.
Incomprehensible interviews and promos.
Runs to the ring as his entrance

Trivia (19)

Won Comeback Pro Wrestler of the Year Award in 1992.
Fomer 2-time WWF Intercontinental Champion
Former WWF World Heavyweight Champion
Legally changed his name to Warrior, so he could own the rights to that name, thus able to continue his gimmick in any wrestling federation he chooses.
Invented the term, 'Warriorism'
Daughter, Indiana (Indy) Marin Warrior, born in 2000.
Won a five-year-long lawsuit against WWF/Titan Sports/Vince McMahon in 2000 regarding the use of his names "The Warrior" and "Ultimate Warrior". He legally changed his name to "Warrior" before the lawsuit, in fact, even before he joined the WWF, because he wanted to get back into wrestling after his father had died, and he didn't want to carry on his father's legacy (having fallen out with him many years before). The lawsuit was settled in 2001 (information courtesy of ringside collectibles shoot interview).
Was a tag team partner with Steve Borden (aka "Sting") from 1984 to 1986 as the Bladerunners. Warrior was then known as "Rock", Borden was called "Flash". Competed in World Class Championship Wrestling (home of the legendary Von Erich clan) under the name "The Dingo Warrior".
Was stripped of the WWF Intercontinental Championship after he won the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VI (1990).
Second daughter, Mattigan Twain Warrior, was born on 16th December 2002. She weighed 7lb 10oz.
Ex-wife Sherri was a stripper at the renowned Million Dollar Saloon in Dallas, Texas.
One of the longest-running pro wrestling myths states that he is actually the second wrestler to portray the Ultimate Warrior, as the original died of steroid use in the 1980s. Evidence used to support this myth is that the "second Warrior" had lighter hair and was bulkier in physique. However, this is just one of many pro wrestling myths with little factual basis. Hellwig is the only wrestler to portray the Ultimate Warrior in any form.
Once while performing in El Paso, Texas, visited a well-known strip club called "Prince Machiavelli's." The manager offered him a job as the head bouncer in the event that his wrestling career didn't work out.
Was born Brian James Hellwig but legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993.
Defeated Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania VI (1990) for the WWF championship.
Motivational Speaker around the country for Young America's Foundation.
Owns and operates Warrior university in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on 5 April 2014, just three days before his death.
Warrior collapsed outside a hotel in Scottsdale, AZ at 5:50 PM on April 8, 2014, while walking to his car with his wife, Dana. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Personal Quotes (2)

Always Believe.
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 bleed deeper in something that's larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers -- by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.

Salary (1)

WrestleMania VII (1991) $500,000

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