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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adnan Al-Kaissy ...
General Adnan (archive footage)
Andre the Giant (archive footage)
Michael Bollea ...
Horace Hogan (archive footage)
Black Runner Flash / Sting (archive footage)
Paul Ellering ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sid Justice (archive footage)
Wayne Farris ...
The Honky Tonk Man (archive footage)
Tonga Fifita ...
Haku (archive footage)
Himself - Ring Announcer (archive footage)
Greg Gagne ...
Himself (archive footage)


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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Did You Know?


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


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 »


[on the Warrior hailing from "Parts Unknown"]
Bobby Heenan: He was probably too stupid to know where he was from! Either that, or someone paid him to keep it quiet. 'Here's 50 bucks, don't say you're from Pittsburg!'
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Yes, like this bad-ass DVD states, The Warrior is crazier than a crazy straw...and that's pretty crazy.
13 October 2005 | by (The Thuderdome, b**ch!!) – See all my reviews

Yes, bruh, The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior is a DVD that has a bunch of interviews from wrestlers, commentators, and WWF employees. At first, when I was a lad back in the 90's, The Ultimate Warrior was, to me, one of the most bad-ass wrestlers out there. He had the ass-kicking entrance music, the cool face paint, and entrance of a coke head who just drank 8 and a half cups of coffee. This guy was bad-ass. His character was bad-ass. But back then, I never paid attention to his wrestling ability, which turns out to be pretty crappy, and this DVD showcases some of his worst matches. This DVD also showcases his hilariously weird interviews, and lots of wrestlers (and Vinny McMahon) explain his personality and what it was like working with a crazy person who had a cool gimmick and cool entrance music. I must say, bruh, this DVD is awesome. It chronicles Warrior's start with Sting, his rise to bad-assery, and his fall to crazy racist moron (it doesn't actually mention that, though). This DVD has it all.

At first, you watch this and expect all the interviewees to trash him nonstop. No, people, that's NOT THAT CASE! AHHH! Instead, they actually praise him, but subtly bash him. Then, after about the first quarter of the DVD, after they show his win over Hulk Hogan, then that's where it all goes down. They show a bunch of his backstage interviews, which are some of the funniest things you'll ever see. Seriously, if you're ever constipated, watch these interviews, you'll mess yourself laughing. In those interviews, Warrior just strings together a bunch of words and stories that have something to do with the matches he's talking about. In these interviews, whenever he speaks of another wrestler or an upcoming match, he basically tells a complex premise for a book or a movie.

They also talk about his lack of in-ring ability, and fans of the Ultimate Warrior will say, "Oh, well Vince is just mad because Warrior sued them and won!" That may be true, but that doesn't change the face that this DVD shows some truly bad wrestling on Warrior's part. His timing is off, the moves look sloppy and unconvincing, and his specials look like they wouldn't even hurt an ant. Warrior wasn't horrible, but he definitely wasn't very good. His match in WCW with Hulk Hogan was hilarious, too.

Lot's of fans of the Warrior argue that Vince just threw this DVD together because he was mad that Warrior sued them and won the rights to the name The Ultimate Warrior. That's probably true, Vince was probably mad, but that doesn't change the fact that today, Warrior is a crazy, loony racist moron, and probably was so back then. It also doesn't change the fact that Warrior wasn't much of a wrestler, either.

I should also mention that Warrior changed his name, legally, from Jim Hellwig to just Warrior. Now, obviously, if someone were to do this, something has to be wrong up in the cranium. I have to admit, this guy was a bad-ass character, but as a wrestler and as a person? Well, he's not that great of a wrestler, and as a person, he's a racist. When he was in WWF, he did whatever he wanted (like coming out to the ring in a baseball cap), and when he wrestled, he messed up moves without considering his opponents safety. I know a Warrior fan is reading this and saying, "No, I disagree," but if you watch these matches you can tell.

This DVD's pretty cool overall, but it needed to be a little longer. Warrior's interviews are hilarious, and hearing other wrestler's opinions of him is pretty interesting. It's hard to believe that such a bad-ass character was a racist, egotistical idiot.

Now, I'm going to summarize Warrior's career of sorts in the style of The Warrior: Now...when the molten steel and lava letters pour out of this keyboard as I punch each ambiguous letter key onto the computer screens of the legends of Cold Cutter Bay....you....readers....will be forced to confront your innermost demons....you will have to GRAB THEIR SWORDS!!!....from their COLD DEAD HANDS!!....you hold that sword up to your face...you take that sword....you read this review of awsomeness...which was written by Lando_Hass....then...you understand that the seemingly placid Jim Hellwig...had been morphed and MUTATED into something else....it's because of the winnings....and the TRIUMPHS that he had grasped and pulled from oblivion, and out into the open...after rising to the top, that he had eventually had to go somewhere that was contrary to UP....which was down....from there, after years in the black oblivion of the abyss....he rose to the middle of the abyss...which was a product of Ted of Turner...ultimately it was WCW....from there, he felt that the middle of oblivion did not meet his ultimate standards....from there, he sunk deeper...deeper, deeper...deeper into the even more oblivious abyss of the oblivion...now, he remains in the packed college rooms, spouting racist remarks and making the least bit of sense...and this DVD had been released from the ruler of W to W to E....to truly reveal the nature of the beast that is THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!!!! LA-LA-LA-LA-AHHHHHHH!!!

Score: 8 out of 10.

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