In memory of the Ultimate Warrior

Was the Ultimate Warrior’s death the result of a conspiracy?
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When I heard of the passing of the Warrior, a dream-like vision from my childhood came to mind. A scene from wrestling that’s etched in my memory, the time when the Undertaker killed the Ultimate Warrior and placed him in a sealed casket.

I found the clip on youtube ‘Ultimate Warrior on Undertaker’s Funeral Parlor’ appears to be from 1991, so I would’ve been 7 or 8 years old then. Watching the clip again I realize my vivid memory is most likely based on the discussion between the Ultimate Warrior and the Undertaker’s manager Paul Bearer, and it was probably one of the first times I considered death. I even thought the character the Ultimate Warrior was dead:

When he emerged from the casket later, like coming back to life, I developed a perception of the power of the Ultimate Warrior. He was a huge, muscular, colourful, hyper-active wrestler. Warrior’s memorableness is not unique to myself, after the announcement of his death millions of fans have come out the woodwork paying tribute to the legendary wrestler.

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Growing up in Toronto, my young memories of WWF wrestling most likely were influence by WrestleMania VI (1989) in the newly opened Skydome, the main event was the Ultimate Challenge with the Ultimate Warrior contending with Hulk Hogan for the WWF championship. The Warrior won the match (even though Hogan kicked out before the 3 count) and his  legend grew. According to wrestler Bad News Brown, the Ultimate Warrior was paid a fair $1-million for wrestling in the main-event match.

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Years have passed since the Warrior has been an active part of wrestling, as the announcers mentioned on his last WWE appearance it had been Monday Night RAW in 1996. The appearance capped off a big weekend of WrestleMania XXX (30) where the Ultimate Warrior, along with Jake the Snake Roberts, Razor Ramon, and Mr. T were inducted into the Hall of Fame. This was a major reappearance like the start of the a new chapter of his career.

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But alas, The Ultimate Warrior’s last appearance on the April 7th, 2014 episode of RAW appears a bit eery in wake of his passing + notice the switch when he dawns the warrior mask:

Every man’s heart one day beats it’s final beat, his lung breathe their final breath, and if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others. It makes them bleed deeper it’s something their larger then life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized.

The death was first announced on WWE.com and on Triple H’s twitter feed, the Ultimate Warrior’s employer appeared to be looking forward to pushing the Warrior for a new run, is now setting up tribute collections of Ultimate Warrior highlights. Like most artists in history wrestler’s earnings spike after their death, as nostalgic fans gobble up tribute merchandise. Theories have spun around for years about the WWF/WWE being a shady illuminati operation. If wrestlers are modern day gladiators then Triple H is the modern praetor.

Triple H married the boss’s daughter and is believed to be running the whole show some day or now. He’s become a villainous character, playing an upset-interference role in the main event of WrestleMania XXX, when he arrived for the first match of the night his entrance appears to have been a symbolic demonic faux-King of Kings entrance:

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 TIME TO PLAY THE GAME – Coincidence?

Wearing a golden skull mask and templar crosses, Triple H’s intensity seems inspired by the Ultimate Warrior. The chairman of the WWE, Vince McMahon has an estimated net-worth of $1.5 billion, is said to be badly shaken up by the news of Ultimate Warrior’s death. Coincidentally McMahon left WrestleMania early on to accompany the Undertaker to the hospital. The Undertaker had an amazing 22 year record of never losing at WrestleMania, the streak came to an end at the hands of another Ultimate Warrior inspired wrestler Brock Lesnar.

As you can see from this picture, the Warrior hugged Vince McMahon sometime during his last few days.

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Wrestlers are known for dying younger than average, with their bodies effected by injuries, wear-and-tear, constant travel, and drug use, are all factors to consider (dead wrestler) With this article I am not trying to suggest a conspiracy but rather point out possibility. Everyone deserves to be skeptical about any WWE news as the story lines and crossovers to real life are many. The Ultimate Warrior inspired a generation, and now has the opportunity to live forever vicariously amongst fans that really believe.

and the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever.

                   Ultimate Warrior – Final TV appearance

in memory of Warrior

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