~*~The Ultimate Warrior for Life~*~
The Monstrous Legend of the Mighty Ultimate Warrior
by The Dan Man
A Legend, a legend, I turned into a much bigger legend…! When the word icon comes up in the world of pro-wrestling the Ultimate Warrior is the epitome and essence of the very word icon in the pro-wrestling. Take a good long look at the herculean physique so finely chiseled of the Ultimate Warrior during his prime time and you'll understand what is being discussed here.
The presence and figure of this wrestler was the living definition of the Larger than Life icon and when this character stepped into the wrestling ring during the golden age the legend began. The Ultimate Warrior’s character was not only unique and colorful than any other character but an insignia of awesomeness far surpassing any other gimmick in the WWE and the entire pro-wrestling world even to this day and timeline where opportunities are just being handed over to wrestlers who have gigantic company (WWE) backing them up and are working for a company that is already established and is now in reality a Titan of sports entertainment, but there are none even to this date whose character is as strong, vibrant, energetic and awesome as the Ultimate Warrior who performed in those days when this company was just on the rise and the base for today was just being built by the characters like Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior himself. Only three other wrestling gimmicks are unique & strong enough to be in the same league which are ofcourse The Undertaker, Stone Cold and The Hulkster.
Although The Ultimate Warrior did not have a long and decorated career as compared to some other popular & great wrestlers but in his time the Ultimate Warrior left a big mark and a huge impact on the pro-wrestling itself and on the legions of wrestling fans and the impact factor is much superior than all the other accolades which are forgotten so easily but the impact is for Life as it drives an inspiration within. People see many great and fairy-tale like characters on TV and the movies but the Ultimate Warrior was for real, a super hero of the wrestling world with his awe-inspiring body and persona seems as if he sprang out of some heroic folk-lore or a fairy-tale to the real world. His intense in-ring and out-ring performances & legendary feats of strength was all about pushing the physical body to limits, as his entrance was so intense and powerful that if any other wrestler would attempt it he would wear out and tear-down his in-ring performance but it was the Ultimate Warrior’s incredible stamina and intensity that he would go on with the same intensity in and out of the ring.
The character of the Ultimate Warrior has inspired so many including his fans, bodybuilders, athletes, soldiers, fighters, sportsmen, performers and wrestlers. When in the Attitude Era the wrestler Triple H boosted up his physique just prior to his rise as a major wrestler he reminded so much of the Ultimate Warrior. Some of the WWE’s own wrestlers who were inspired by the Warrior in one way or the other includes the Attitude Era major players The Rock & Triple H, other recent mainstream wrestlers like Edge, Batista, John Cena & Daniel Bryan.
And how about the unforgettable match for the ages dubbed as the ultimate challenge held at WrestleMania VI, the Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior in an epic battle of the superheroes fought against the WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and defeated him cleanly to become the WWF Champion & Intercontinental Champion at the same time. It was such an eruption as both huge fan favorites and most popular wrestlers of that time collided, the match was an incredible back & forth encounter & so great that it became first of its kind and a standard which was to be followed by other epic matches in the form of Austin vs Rock at Wrestlemania X-7, Hitman vs HBK at Wrestlemania XII, and Rock vs Hogan at Wrestlemania X-8. Sorry but would not count Cena vs Rock as it is quite clear though Cena have a long & decorated run but never had any effective mark on the people, just a right man at right time for WWE and is still struggling to be accepted by the people infact Cena sucks in the eyes of wrestling fans with all due respect to pro-wrestling…!
It is no hidden fact that the Warrior had issues with the WWE after all he was an outspoken, energetic & passionate man but here is the real deal every big name in wrestling have had there issues with the WWE. Hogan empowered the competition against the WWE & Vince McMahon, Randy Savage had his issues, Bret Hart had his issues with Vince McMahon, Steve Austin walked out on WWE just like that due to his issues, The Rock jumped ship to Hollywood as he got the opportunity but an excellent personal decision, Brock Lesnar quitted during peak of his career & went some place else and WWE were so pissed off at his decision back then, & most recently a popular wrestler called a Punk walked out on WWE. The thing is this is all normal part of life many people have various issues some have family issues, some have issues in their office or work-place but in any case its better to work up on such issues and rise and shine again as the Ultimate Warrior did one last time after being inducted into the Hall of Fame which he so rightly deserved. The induction is a class act by the WWE and specially Triple H who is currently on a great role in the mainstream WWE creativity, turning things around and developing wrestling characters properly, meanwhile playing the evil boss reincarnated an accurate replacement for McMahon.
The Ultimate Warrior’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame was by all accuracies of fate at such a right time that ironically it would indeed prove to be his last moments of glory and fame as if fate itself have allowed him to live those moments, yes the Warrior was not in good health and the angel of death was with him during these last days awaiting for him to have his last great moments. And in those last moments when his Warrior heart would gave up on him at any time, he rendered a speech so great that would inspire generations of wrestlers.
“No man becomes a Legend on their own, every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that’s larger than Life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.” – The Ultimate Warrior
Life is precious & short, always search for the truth & guidance, be hungry for the knowledge that would lead you to light, learn piety and be righteous, become a source of good & comfort for others, fight off evils and be a warrior & hero for Life.
The Ultimate Warrior for Life – A Tribute to a Warrior from another