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Ultimate Warrior


Full NameJames Brian Hellwig

BornJune 16, 1959



Ultimate Warrior whose real name is James Brian Hellwig was an American professional wrestler, who most famously wrestled under the ring name The Ultimate Warrior for the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996. During his 1998 stint in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he was known as The Warrior. Before WWF, he was known in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) as Dingo Warrior.

While in the WWF, Warrior became a two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and is also a former WWF World Heavyweight Championship which he won when he pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event at WrestleMania VI in Toronto, making him the first wrestler to hold both titles at the same time. He retired from professional wrestling in 1998 and embarked on a public speaking career.

In April 5, 2014, The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Warrior also appeared at WrestleMania XXX the following night and cut a promo on Raw after Wrestlemania, his first appearance on the show since his final WWF TV match in 1996.

Ultimate Warrior passed away in April 2014 just days after he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. An autopsy revealed Warrior died of a heart attack caused by an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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