Just days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, wrestling legend James Brian Hellwig, known to fans as The Ultimate Warrior, died Tuesday, April 8, aged 54.
One of the most popular and revered wrestlers in history, Hellwig quickly became a star during the wrestling heyday of the
late ’80s. The Indiana native eventually went on to become WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI in 1990, where he defeated another
iconic fellow wrestler, Hulk Hogan.
The World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. released a statement that read, “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn
of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior.
Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter.
We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans.
WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans.“