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Mark Madden


Posted April 9th, 2014 @ 11:07am

I worked with The Ultimate Warrior in WCW. Once, in casual conversation, I called him "Jim." His birth name was Jim Hellwig. He glared and said, "I go by Warrior." That was his legal name. It was actually on his driver's license. I replied, "Does it really matter?" He broke character, laughed and said, "No."

But Jim Hellwig was The Ultimate Warrior. He believed. That's why we believed.

Warrior was a great guy. Wrestling is the island of misfit toys, but 95 percent of the boys are good people. I miss the camaraderie most.

Ultimate Warrior, RIP. Gone, like so many, far too soon.

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