The WWE Network paid homage yesterday to the Warrior, airing his Hall of Fame speech and promo from Monday’s Raw as well.
TMZ.com ran a story yesterday stating that many that spend time with Warrior over the weekend said he seemed in constant pain and seemed uncomfortable. For more, click here.
Finally, here the statement the Scottsdale Police Department made following Warrior’s passing:
On April 8 at 5:50 pm 54-year-old “Warrior” James B Hellwig collapsed while walking with his wife to their car at the Gainy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale Fire transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. At this point in the investigation, it appears as though a catastrophic medical condition caused his death.
I would like to once again offer my condolences to Warrior’s family as he leaves a wife and two children behind. Whether you liked him or not as a performer, you have to respect what he accomplished in pro wrestling. More importantly, 54 years old is much too young to pass way.
The Ultimate Warrior was the top name inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Sadly, he would pass away three days later, just one day after cutting a promo on WWE Raw.
Triple H was the first from WWE to Tweet out that The Ultimate Warrior has passed away Tuesday night. Warrior and HHH battled at Wrestle Mania 12 in 1996.
In what is the most famous match of The Ultimate Warrior's career, he went on to defeat Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship at Wrestle Mania 6 in 1990.
While the two never battles on pay-per-view, The Undertaker and The Ultimate Warrior wrestled one another many times on house show loops and overseas.
WWE honored The Ultimate Warrior's career last night on The WWE Network, showing both his 2014 Hall of Fame speech and his promo from this past Monday's Raw.