The iconic wrestler known all over the world as The Ultimate Warrior collapsed and died in a Scottsdale, AZ lobby yesterday of what some say looked like a heart attack.
Witnesses say that The Ultimate Warrior, 54, clutched his chest before collapsing onto the floor, unresponsive, as he was walking through the lobby and on the way to his car. The wrestler was walking with his wife when it happened, and witnesses say that the wrestler never regained consciousness.
Did Ultimate Warrior Know He Was Going to Die?
Ultimate Warrior, who legally changed his name from James Brian Hellwig to his ring name in 1993, appeared on Monday Night Raw, where he gave a speech about being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before on WrestleMania 30. During the speech, many people noticed that the wrestler appeared weak, red, sweaty, and as if he was constantly out of breath. However, those who spent time with the wrestler said he seemed to be in this state most of the weekend, and that he acted ill.
It’s even possible that Ultimate Warrior knew that he had a serious medical problem and may have even been especially aware of his mortality over the weekend. During his speech, he said, “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath.” Less than a day after uttering these words, the wrestler was felled by what appeared to be a massive heart attack.
Is it possible that Ultimate Warrior knew that something was wrong but chose to ignore the medical symptoms he was having? If his words are any indication, it’s quite possible that he knew he was ill but decided to let things happen as they would. While it seems that we’ll never know, one thing is for sure: the wrestling world has lost a legend that cannot be replaced.
Rest in peace, Ultimate Warrior, from all of us here at The Trend Guys.