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The Ultimate Warrior (1957-2014)

    

Real Name - WARRIOR (formerly "James Brian "Jim" Hellwig")
Lifespan - 6/16/57 - 4/8/2014
6'3" 285 lbs. - Scottsdale, AZ

Athletic Background - Bodybuilding [Junior USAs `85]

Teacher(s) - Bill Anderson, Rick Bassman, Red Bastien

Professional Background - Memphis(`85), UWF(`86), World Class(`86-`87), WWF(`88-`91), WWF(`92), Indies(`92), CWA(`95) WWF(`96), WCW(`97)

AliasesJim "Rock" Hellwig, Jim Justice, The Rock, The Dingo Warrior, Warrior

Groups - Power Team USA, One Warrior Nation

Peak Years - `88-`91


Finisher(s) - 
- Gorilla Press Slam

Favorites -
- Shoulder Tackle
- Big Splash
- Lariat
- Running Double Axe Handle
- Punch


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes

Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - The Warrior may be considered by many to be the least deserving World Champion ever, but nevertheless he is one of the most well-known former WWF stars. The Warrior was the Pedro Morales to Hulk Hogan's Bruno Sammartino as he filled in for Hogan in 1990. While he has been able to capitalize on that fame a few times, the Warrior is too old, too out-of-touch, and too long removed from the mainstream to become much of a star again. He was one of the premier stars of the steroid-era with his blown-up physique and crazy persona. Once steroids became a problem for the WWF he was cut and was too egotistical to ever see much more fame. While he was a top star in the company's dark years, most took that for megastardom, which just wasn't the case. The Warrior's physique may have been superior to Hogan, but he fell short in every other category. He's now considered a flash-in-the-pan of sorts because he only enjoyed a very short time as a regular top star. While the WWF plays up his legacy for whatever reason, the Ultimate Warrior will probably never do anything to save face in the wrestling world.
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