In an unfortunate twist of irony, professional wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died at the age of 54 on Tuesday, just days after finally being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
After many years of tension between the two over negative comments made in the DVD, “The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior,” the WWE and the world famous wrestler made amends and The Ultimate Warrior was to become an ambassador for the brand, kicked off by his induction along with an appearance on WWE Raw.
During his appearance, Ultimate Warrior made a now eerie speech, saying, “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper in something that’s larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers — by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.”
Fans, admirers and friends took to twitter to pay their respects to their fallen hero.
Some say the athlete predicted his death.
Ultimate Warrior’s death is still unreal. Almost as if it was taken out of a movie. Almost as if he knew his time was limited. #RIPWarrior
— Rhett Titus (@RhettTitusANX) April 9, 2014
Most others are too sad to consider it.
We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters. — Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014
The Ultimate Warrior was a great man and a tremendous athlete. Rest in peace, my friend. — Jesse Ventura (@GovJVentura) April 9, 2014
My condolences and best wishes to the family of the Ultimate Warrior.RIP. — William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 9, 2014
Just woke up to the news that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. So shocked…I thought his speech on Raw was such a cool moment. Unreal. — Kevin Steen (@FightSteenFight) April 9, 2014
Saddened and shocked by the passing of Ultimate Warrior. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Wrestling lost an icon. — Maria Kanellis (@MariaLKanellis) April 9, 2014
While others are glad they were able to make amends.
We talked,both forgave each other,we hugged ,we shook hands as we told each other I love you,I am so sad,God bless his beautiful family HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 9, 2014
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