Skip to comments.WWE The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54
Posted on 04/08/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT by Gigantor
WWE Wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died.
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Crazy..saw him last night on RAW..at least he was inducted in the Hall Of Fame before he died..RIP
Breaking News huh?
I don’t give a damn.
Rest In Peace.
I looked up his image, that’s who I thought it was.
Steroids shortened his life?
AlmaKing to Gigantor
“Breaking News huh?
I dont give a damn.”
I wouldn’t doubt it. Many wrestlers get on the ‘juice’ to bulk up. Too damned many have died young...heart problems, “roid rage”, etc.
It’s not just the steroids. It’s the lifestyle in general, having to stay in hotel rooms all the time and having to be on the road for 300 days a year, and having to eat on the road all the time.
And wrestling is also tough on the body.
Wrestlers seem to have a lifespan of about 50 years old..Eddie Guerrero, Randy Savage, they just seem to die young, mostly from heart attacks
I bet these wrasslers have a tough time buying life insurance.
So dies another part of childhood. Sad to see so many of the wrestlers I rooted for or against (Warrior, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Roadwarrior Hawk, etc.) are dead.
RIP Ultimate Warrior. I’m going to gorilla press slam a liberal in your honor.
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There seems to be a high incident of heart failure among marathon runners as well. There is such a thing as overwork.
Baron Von Raschke keeps going. Always makes me wonder about the exceptions, more like those who were before Steroids and whatever else came.
I just saw an announcement yesterday for a con with a curr3nt pic of him stating he’d be in attendance and remember thinking to myself how old he looked for his age.
I guess his career took its toll.
Ron and Don Wright, Whitey Caldwell etc but they likely died of old age.
Wow - great site - memories from my childhood (the CLAW!!!).
My lifetime brush with greatness was sitting near Greg & Verne Gagne at a Minneapolis area Shakey’s Pizza...
That certainly sums it up. When hearing of Randy “Macho Man” Poffo’s passing a few years ago, it saddened me. Although it had been many years since I watched pro wrestling, there was something comforting knowing that he was still out there somewhere. And, so goes the “Ultimate Warrior” now. Left are the memories of a great time of my life. Godspeed and RIP.
Ken Patera was the uncle of a friend of mine growing up in Minnesota. He happened by the house when I was there - his thighs were as large as my waist! (Of course, I was probably 12 at the time!)
Sorry for the loss and all. But I have to say this.
I’m really glad that I don’t know who this, or any other ‘wrestler’ is.
He lived up the street from me. His kids went to same school,though they were younger.
Sorry, but it is the most retarded type of entertainment possible. No wonder they die so young feeding the need for phoniness for people.
And you guys wonder why the loons on the left label us heartless. Good job guys.
Btw, he was a human being, with a wife and children.
Compassion goes a long way in this life.
Side note - I know it’s so annoying when your mouse just opens these threads that you have NO interest in! Yet here you are, making silly comments! Get a new mouse :)
My future step-son is a “rasslin” nut. He had that show recorded and was watching it earlier tonight when his mom and I walked in. I had to question at first if it was indeed him. He looked really bad for only 54. Appeared to be hard for him to walk-like his knees wouldn’t bend or something. He must have been really sick.
You do realize that much of what is called entertainment is fake, right? Do you get this upset and call actors retarded and phony when you realize that the movie you just watched wasn’t real? People watch professional wrestling the way that others watch movies, live theater, operas, or ballet. It is all performance art. These wrestlers are actors.
I could never figure it out ......Is wrestling real or not?
And if someone close to you passed, who didn’t work in a profession of your approval...would you send a sympathy card to the family or a general disagreement letter with their choice of work?
Btw- the most “retarded” and phony entertainment work transpires in D.C. everyday. Except those disgusting people, actually, hurt people.
Couldn’t agree more. This was a human being, and if one has nothing good to say then there is no need to say it.
He didn’t look so hot Monday night. He looked like he had trouble breathing
I miss Randy Savage. I’ve been had enough of Hulk Hogan with his headscarves. I would have thought by now, Hogan would have accepted his baldness, but it takes a huge ego to be that kind of entertainer, so his vanity is consistent with the typical star attraction personality.
What a strange tragedy that is. The families who need psychoanalysis the most usually never seek it. This is like something that Tolstoy would have created as a novel or maybe a rock opera.
Your words offer good advice to us all. Don’t forget about compassion and mercy. Or as some have said; Check Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself.
I saw him on Monday Night Raw the other night. He looked fine. I’m guessing it was a massive heart attack. R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior.
I swore off wrestling years ago. Until they get instant-replay involved, you just can’t trust it...
Every interview I saw looked like he was on pain meds. He had that look.
....Is wrestling real or not?
Here’s a hint. It’s shown on the SyFy channel.
So sad! Another little part that connects us the awesome 80’s is gone. :(
Even though it is more entertainment than sport, those slams on the mat are still quite real.
Oh for the olden days of “wrestling” with Gorgeous George, The Great BOLO, and Killer Brooks. They knew how to entertain!
Russ Davis, Ringside from Chicago.
Of course I would not write that to the family. I was commenting on that obviously crummy form of entertainment and the dumb people that love it.