WWE Hall Of Famer Ultimate Warrior Dead At Age 54
Just minutes after WWE hosted Smackdown in the Cajun Dome, they delivered the devastating news that one of their newest members of the WWE Hall of Fame has died.
WWE announced that the Ultimate Warrior is dead at the age of 54.
Last Saturday night, Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in New Orleans and even appeared on Monday Night Raw from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for the first time in years.
According to TMZ, Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel on Tuesday afternoon while walking to his car with his wife. He was then transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
WWE posted they were “shocked and deeply saddened” at the news of Warrior’s passing, describing him as one of the “most iconic WWE superstars ever.”
Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans.
We offer our prayers and condolences to the family of James Hellwig, The Ultimate Warrior.
BREAKING NEWS: WWE is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of The Ultimate Warrior. http://t.co/6uccA9pkKe
— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2014
Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters — Triple H (@TripleH) April 9, 2014
RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
#RIPUltimateWarrior Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 9, 2014
Heartbroken. My sincerest condolences go out to The Warrior’s family. Seeing how much he loved his daughters and his wife this weekend…
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 9, 2014
Deeply saddened. We just had a great talk & buried a senseless hatchet. Talked working together. RIP Warrior. Taking solace we made peace.
— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) April 9, 2014
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) April 9, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Warrior family. It breaks my heart after seeing how proud his girls are of their father. Stay strong
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) April 9, 2014
We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters.
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014
Loss always has a way of reminding us to live and love as greatly as we can. My prayers and strength to his family. RIP Ultimate Warrior.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2014
After all these years I finally got 2 tell him that me shaking the ropes was an homage 2 him. Blessed to have had that moment. #onelife
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 9, 2014
RIP Ultimate Warrior, may God give his family the strength to overcome this tragedy!! Rey619
— Rey Mysterio (@reymysterio) April 9, 2014