There’s some things or people that basically help you remember things from your childhood and when they’re no longer around or that person passes on, it bothers you like that person was a part of your family. This past Saturday night I witnessed one of those people finally get inducted into the Hall of Fame and it was long overdue. If you follow the site then you know that I’m a huge fan of wrestling and have been for almost 30 years now. If I could name 5 wrestlers that were my favorite as a kid they would be the Ultimate Warrior, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Sting and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. My next favorites were “Ravishing” Rick Rude and “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, so as you see my list out of the 7 wrestlers, 4 of them have now passed on. When “Macho Man” died it was like a family member died and now that the Ultimate Warrior has passed, I get the same feeling, if not more.
When I heard the news that the Ultimate Warrior died last night at work, man I felt bad to the point that I didn’t want to talk to anyone the rest of the night. What’s crazy was his Hall of Fame speech and him appearing on Monday Night Raw was like his life came full circle. I mean he made peace with Vince McMahon, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Hulk Hogan and anyone he may have had conflict in the past. He seemed to be happy with everything in his life and it’s crazy how now he’s gone. I remember when I was a kid and I used to emulate everything he done and tried to talk like him all the time. My parents used to go crazy when I would tie strings around my arms, paint my face like him and run around the house until they told me to sit my ass down. When he finally won a championship, I made my own replica championship belt with aluminum foil and I really thought I was the Ultimate Warrior. It’s hard to believe that he and Randy Savage are gone now, but they’re in a better place. With that being said, I’m now ordering his new DVD and you can do the same on Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection. So if you’re reading this and a Warrior fan, what are some of your greatest memories of the Ultimate Warrior? Who are some of your favorite wrestlers growing up? By ending, I just want to say Rest In Peace Ultimate Warrior, you’ll definitely be missed.