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8. “The Ultimate” Warrior

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The Ultimate Warrior

There has been a lot of negativity surrounding the Ultimate Warrior, and honestly a lot of it is justified. His detractors point to his lack of wrestling ability and incoherent interviews. They are right, as the vast majority of his matches were not wrestling clinics and more often than not, you really didn’t have a clue what he was talking about. With all of that said, there was a huge population of wrestling fans that made the Ultimate Warrior one of the most popular wrestlers of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

 

The Ultimate Warrior wrestled like a mad man and if professional wrestling is pure escapism, The Ultimate Warrior certainly appealed to that demographic because he just seemed more extraordinary than anyone else. He was built like a tank and though he may not have been the biggest, he looked like the strongest. Even with the old gimmick of face paint and just basic trunks, the Warrior looked like he came from an alternate future; he just seemed out of this world.

 

Stamford may have put out a DVD extolling his deficiencies, but you don’t put out a project like that on someone who never mattered. As for induction into the Hall; there has been a lot of talk about putting him in and this could very well happen sooner than later.

 

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

Other Aliases:

Jim Hellwig (Birth Name)

Blade Runner Rock

The Dingo Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior

 

Billed From:

Parts Unknown

 

Key Championships Held:

World Class Texas Heavyweight

World Class Tag Team (w/Lance Von Erich)

WWF Intercontinental (2)

WWF World Heavyweight

 

Why He Will Get In:

Any former World Champion should always have a shot

 

Why He Won’t Get In:

The DVD “The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior” answers that question.

 

Five Greatest Matches/Moments: (In Chronological Order)

1. Won the WWF IC Title in a squash over The Honky Tonk Man at Summer Slam (8/29/88)

2. Lost the WWF IC Title to Rick Rude, but looked like a star in thematch anyway (4/2/89)

3. Match of the year winning his first and only World Title over Hulk Hogan at the Skydome in Toronto’s Wrestlemania (4/1/90)

4. Beat Randy Savage in a “retirement match” which was the match of the night at Wrestlemania VII (3/24/91)

5. Had a DQ win over Randy Savage in the WWF World Championship match that was solid and often overlooked due to the Bulldog/Hart contest on the same card (8/29/92)

Should The Ultimate Warrior be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 61.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 11.1%

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-1 #1 fasno1 -0001-11-29 19:00
guys a total clown NO!
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-1 #2 unopeneddoor -0001-11-29 19:00
The most famous Luchadore ever? Of course!
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-3 #3 mahsitti -0001-11-29 19:00
He is already in the HOF! Inducted this past Wrestlemania.
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0 #4 Committee Chairman -0001-11-29 19:00
He isn't yet. He was named by Triple H as one who will be inducted on this upcoming wrestlemania, but until it happens, we decided to rank him accordingly. We will remove him, and those inducted on the weekend after wrestlemaniia 2012.
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0 #5 vipyr82 2014-01-16 10:44
If it's announced this year, should he still be on this list?
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0 #6 Dale 2014-01-19 16:49
They can't really remove The Ultimate Warrior now because they just announced him for the wwe hall of fame on January 13, 2014 for the hall of fame before Wrestlemania 30.
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0 #7 Committee Chairman 2014-03-31 20:09
Warrior and all those selected for this year will be year will be removed upon our revisions. That should be in about a month from now.
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