Warrior Warrior

Professional wrestler; bodybuilder; motivational speaker Warrior Warrior

Warrior is a retired American professional wrestler who has notably wrestled under the ring names The Ultimate Warrior and Warrior. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996, and in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1998. He won the WWF World Championship when he pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania VI.
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16 June 1959

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  • 2009
    Age 49
    On September 18, 2009, Warrior's lawsuit in Arizona was dismissed.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    In January 2006, Warrior filed another lawsuit against WWE in an Arizona court over the depiction of his wrestling career in The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD.
  • 2005
    Age 45
    On September 27, 2005, WWE released a DVD documentary focusing on Warrior's retrospective wrestling career, titled The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior.
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  • 2000
    Age 40
    Warrior married for the second time in 2000 to Dana.
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  • 1998
    Age 38
    Warrior's last appearance in WCW was on the November 9, 1998 edition of Nitro, when he came to the rescue of The Disciple who was being attacked by members of nWo.
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    WCW signed Warrior in 1998 and gave him a degree of creative control over his matches, He created a storyline where he formed a stable opposing Hogan's (now going under his heelish "Hollywood" gimmick) New World Order: the "One Warrior Nation."
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  • 1996
    Age 36
    Warrior and the WWF engaged in a series of lawsuits and legal actions in 1996 and 1998, where both parties sought a declaration that they owned the characters, Warrior and Ultimate Warrior, under both contract and copyright law.
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    After three and a half years spent mostly outside the wrestling limelight, Warrior returned to the WWF in March 1996, squashing Hunter Hearst Helmsley at WrestleMania XII.
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  • 1995
    Age 35
    In July 1995, he returned to the ring for the National Wrestling Conference (NWC) promotion in Las Vegas, defeating The Honky Tonk Man.
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  • 1992
    Age 32
    The WWF refused to accept the letter since Warrior was under contract until September of 1992.
    In December 1992, he wrestled as the Dingo Warrior against Hercules Hernandez in Billerica, Massachusetts, for Killer Kowalski's International Wrestling Federation. In 1993, Hellwig played the role of "the swordsman" in the action movie Firepower. In March 1995, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) introduced The Renegade as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage's "ultimate weapon", using ring attire and mannerisms that closely resembled Warrior's and many people believe The Renegade either was the Warrior or that WCW pretended he was, neither of which is true.
    Between November 1992 and July 1995, Warrior was semi-retired.
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    In November 1992 Warrior was scheduled to be the tag team partner of Savage, to be known as the Ultimate Maniacs to face Ric Flair and Razor Ramon at Survivor Series. However, weeks before the event, Warrior was released for disputed reasons. This also quashed a planned WWF Championship match with then-champion Bret Hart at the following pay-per-view event, the 1993 Royal Rumble.
    The Warrior was booked for a WWF Championship match against then-champion, "Macho Man" Randy Savage at SummerSlam in August 1992.
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    With Hulk Hogan about to leave WWF in mid-1992, McMahon contacted Warrior about returning.
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  • 1991
    Age 31
    Upon receiving the latter, Warrior refused the suspension and left the WWF. Warrior formally sent a letter of resignation to the WWF in October of 1991.
    Following WWF's annual Summerslam event, Warrior was handed a letter dated August 26, 1991 from Vince McMahon stating that Warrior would be suspended effective immediately.
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    The WWF responded on July 13, 1991 and stated that he would be paid $550,000 for Wrestlemania VII, he would receive a higher royalty rate and no other WWF performer would be paid more than him on WWF pay per views.
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    On July 10, 1991, Warrior sent a letter to Vince McMahon requesting what was to be included in Warrior's new WWF contract.
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    In January 1991, Warrior faced Sgt.
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  • 1990
    Age 30
    Following a few confrontations with Hogan, most notably at the 1990 Royal Rumble, the Warrior was written in as Hogan's opponent in the main event for WrestleMania VI at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario.
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  • 1989
    Age 29
    Warrior enjoyed two stints as WWF Intercontinental Champion, defeating The Honky Tonk Man (in 13 seconds at the first ever SummerSlam in 1988) and Rick Rude at SummerSlam 1989.
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  • 1987
    Age 27
    The title was held up in April 1987 after Warrior left the WCCW.
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    In 1987, Warrior began competing for the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship, losing to Bob Bradley in a tournament final on January 12.
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    He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996, and in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1998.
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  • 1986
    Age 26
    On November 17, 1986, Warrior and Von Erich defeated Master Gee (substituting for champion Buzz Sawyer) and Matt Borne to win the title.
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    In 1986, Warrior debuted in the Dallas, Texas-based World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) promotion, where he wrestled for $50 a night.
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  • 1985
    Age 25
    In 1985, after spending six weeks in California training for a bodybuilding contest, he was invited to join a group of bodybuilders – Garland Donoho, Mark Miller, and Steve "Flash" Borden – who were attempting to make the transition into professional wrestlers.
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    His last bodybuilding contest was 1985's Junior USA's, which was won by future IFBB Pro, Ron Love.
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  • 1983
    Age 23
    In 1983, he won the AAU Coastal USA, before taking the Mr. Georgia title the following year.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    Warrior married Shari Lynn Tyree on October 2, 1982.
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  • 1981
    Age 21
    Later, while he was attending Life University in Marietta, Georgia, he won the Junior Atlanta contest and placed 5th at the 1981 AAU Collegiate Mr. America.
  • 1959
    Born on June 16, 1959.
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