8 Life Lessons We Learned from The Ultimate Warrior Growing Up


I was saddened to learn of the passing of James “The Ultimate Warrior” Hellwig this morning. The Ultimate Warrior was an unparalleled energy in the pro wrestling universe for over a decade. The man took down Hulk Hogan for crying out loud and seized the WWF Championship and Warrior’s Intercontinental Championship in doing so. From ‘WWF Superstars’ on NES to pillow pals, it was all just very…ultimate. Thanks for the good times, UW.

Here you’ll find the, maybe not always as clear as day, life lessons left for us by the experience that was The Ultimate Warrior.

1. Be Yourself
“Normal people, the people that walk the streets every day, we cannot understand.”


2. Family First
“The family that I live for only breathes the air that smells of combat. With or without the face-paint I am the Ultimate Warrioooooorrrr!!!”


3. Challenge is Opportunity

“Come on in where nightmares are the best part of my daaaaaaaayyyyyy. I live for anger and frustration. Combat is where I will be.”



4. Loyalty

“Load the spaceship with the rocket fuel, load it with the Warriors.”


5. Snap Into It

6. Be Relentless
“To attack and keep comin’. Not to ask, but just to give. Not to want, but just to send.”

ultimate-warrior-o (1)7. Be a Pal


8. Be Unforgettable