Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Pro Wrestler Dies At Young Age

From the Chicago Tribune: The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestling's most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday.
"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior," the Stanford, Connecticut-based company said on its website.
Warrior, whose real name was James Hellwig, began his WWE career in 1987 and rose to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history, the company said, highlighting an "epic encounter" in which he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become a WWE Champion.
The cause of his death was not given. He was added to the Hall of Fame on April 5.
"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."  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-ultimate-warrior-dead-20140408,0,3882851.story
Here is a web site that lists all the wrestlers who have died and so many of the wrestlers who died were pretty young.
For the record, my favorite wrestler was The Crusher:

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