Pro Wrestling Week in Review
WWE legend and new Hall of Fame inductee The Ultimate Warrior passed away last Tuesday.
According to TMZ, "Warrior collapsed without warning outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50...while walking to his car with his wife." The autopsy results were released earlier this week and revealed his death was the result of a massive heart attack--which seems to be a common death when it comes to professional wrestlers.
Eddie Guerrero also died from a heart attack, so this isn't the first time that a heart attack has been the cause of a WWE legend's death.
The world first got the news of Warrior's passing when WWE COO Paul "Triple H" Levesque tweeted out his condolences to Warrior's wife and two daughters.
Warrior--born as James Hellwig--shockingly died at the age of 54.
Only three days prior to his death, the late-'80s and mid-'90s wrestling legend earned a spot in the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame.
The very next day, he appeared in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for Wrestlemania XXX and on the following night's edition of Monday Night Raw, Warrior gave a speech that was quite memorable--especially after the news of his passing.
The Warrior's words on Raw were this, "There comes a time where every man's heart beats its last beat, his lungs breathe their final breath and if what that man did makes his blood pump through the bodies of others, then that makes them believe deeper in something larger than life.
"Then his essence, his spirit will be immortalized by the story-tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and who make the running of what that man did live forever."
After hearing that and learning of what would happened to the legend the very next day, it's quite unthinkable. It's as if the Warrior knew his time was coming to an end and that he had one last chance to tell the world that the legend of The Ultimate Warrior will live on with the people.
The stories that are told about the Warrior battling WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI for the WWE Championship are still being told today.
All of us wrestling fans know that the Warrior will always live on in our memory, our hearts and in the stories we tell.