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.

 

 

 

 

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