Shocked that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away.
My earliest recollection of Warrior was when he was feuding with the late Ravishing Rick Rude. After that Warrior was probably the second biggest babyface, which is wrestling-speak for “good guy”, in the company. So, not long after, when he went up against Hogan people went crazy for it.
After that, his star dimmed quite a bit, and as the fans grew up a lot of us realized he was rather limited as an in-ring performer.
Of course, the man was known for cutting batshit crazy, rambling, nonsensical promos.
In the last few years, it seems he mainly released rants on YouTube and made a crazy internet show where he was a personal trainer to awful metal bands. His training method consisted of screaming at the musicians and making them run while wearing a ton of chains. It was gloriously crazy and weird.
Still, if you grew up in the 80s or early 90s, you probably have some fond memories of the man, and his death will make you a little sad.