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The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior (2005)

The Ultimate Warrior's meteoric rise to fame and fortune following his defeat of Hulk Hogan, his rivalries with other wrestlers such as Randy Savage and Rick Rude, and his rapid burn-out when the pressures of fame got too much for him.

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Credited cast:
Jim Hellwig ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Ultimate Warrior)
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Adnan Al-Kaissy ...
General Adnan (archive footage)
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Andre the Giant (archive footage)
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Himself
Michael Bollea ...
Horace Hogan (archive footage)
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Black Runner Flash / Sting (archive footage)
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Edge
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Himself
Paul Ellering ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Sid Justice (archive footage)
Wayne Farris ...
The Honky Tonk Man (archive footage)
Tonga Fifita ...
Haku (archive footage)
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Himself - Ring Announcer (archive footage)
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Himself
Greg Gagne ...
Himself (archive footage)
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The Ultimate Warrior's meteoric rise to fame and fortune following his defeat of Hulk Hogan, his rivalries with other wrestlers such as Randy Savage and Rick Rude, and his rapid burn-out when the pressures of fame got too much for him.

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Warrior was offered to take part in the production of this documentary and share his side of the story, but he declined. See more »

Goofs

At one point Bobby "The Brain" Heenan explains that Ultimate Warrior had 'picked him up and just dropped him' - after several clips of Warrior dropping people in the exact same manner had been played throughout the presentation. See more »

Quotes

Vince McMahon: I couldn't *wait* to fire him!
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Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Ultimate Warrior's Workout (2011) See more »

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Very Insightful and almost unbiased
13 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I just watched the DVD and thought it was pretty good.

I was a young teenager in the late 80's when I first saw the Ultimate Warrior on TV in Australia. Like many people, I thought he was cool and his wrestling "theme" music was awesome.

This Doco/interview tells the unknown story of the Ultimate Warrior from his humble beginnings into wrestling to the end of his career. There is lots of actual match footage shown which is good and brought back fond memories. It's a shame that we never get to hear from Jim Hellwig (The Ultimate Warrior) himself, and his version of the story.

All the interviews from other wrestlers and associates are insightful and some are just plain funny.

In my opinion of this DVD, it does reveal that The Ultimate Warrior was a pretty weird guy and probably not the most talented TV Wrestler. But I also believe there is a lot of sour grapes coming from Vince McMahon and other wrestlers. It appears to me that Jim Hellwig was unhappy with his salary and thought he should be making more money than what he was being paid.

In summary, this was a good watch, with lots of great footage and some funny interviews. I would recommend this to everyone including non-wrestling fans.


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