Top Moments In The Career Of The Ultimate Warrior

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Last night the wrestling world lost a legend, as The Ultimate Warrior passed away at the age of 54. He is survived by his Dana and two daughters. Warrior was a former WWE Champion and a two-time Intercontinental Champion. He was a one of a kind, larger than life character inside the squared circle. We will now take a look back at the top moments in the career of The Ultimate Warrior.

1) WWE Debut: Warrior made his WWE debut on October 25, 1987 against Terry Gibbs on edition of Wrestling Challenge. He came down to the ring walking with no entrance and shook the ropes and went to the turnbuckles once he entered the ring. During the middle of the match on the upper left screen, Warrior cut an inspirational promo telling fans to jump on his back and come along for the ride. Warrior used the power press slam and splash to squash Gibbs in his debut.

2) Winning the Intercontinental Championship for the first time: Summerslam 1988 took place on August 29 from Madison Square Garden in New York City as Intercontinental Champion, The Honky Tonk Man was scheduled to defend his title against Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. The challenger was unable to compete that night and was looking for a new challenger and was willing to defend the title against anyone. After a few moments, Warrior’s music hit and the crowd exploded as he ran to the ring. 31 seconds into the match, Warrior won his first singles title of his career.

3) “Crash The Plane” Promo: The one thing Warrior was known for very well were his inspirational promos. The biggest match WWE could make in 1990 was Warrior vs Hulk Hogan. “The Hulkster” was the star of the WWE and the Heavyweight Champion of the world and Warrior was the Intercontinental Champion and they were going to square off at Wrestlemania VI. In the buildup to the match, Warrior cut my favorite promo in his career in the build to the match.

4) Winning the WWE Championship vs Hulk Hogan At Wrestlemania VI: This was the biggest match in the WWE since Hogan beat Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania III in 1987. Hogan and Warrior were to battle in the main event of Wrestlemania VI at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in a title vs title match as Hogan was the WWE Champion and Warrior was the IC Champion. At this time you had never seen a babyface vs babyface main event at a Wrestlemania. In front of over 67,000 Warrior defeated to Hogan to the win the title and was the first person to ever defeat Hogan clean in WWE. The passing of the torch took place after the match ended as Hogan gave Warrior the belt and then hugged.

 

 

5) Wrestlemania VII Match vs “Macho Man” Randy Savage: This is the one match from Warrior’s career that everyone forgets for some reason. He had lost the WWE title to Sgt. Slaughter at the January 1991 Royal Rumble due to interference from Savage. The match at Wrestlemania VII was where the loser to had to retire from the WWE. In what was in my mind the best match of Warrior’s career he defeated Savage in an epic match.

6) WCW Debut: At this time Warrior hadn’t been seen since the middle of 1996 when he parted ways with the WWE. WCW was starting to lose “The Monday Night Wars” to WWE and needed something to them some momentum. So in August of 1998, Warrior made his WCW debut interrupting a promo being done by Hogan. This was by the far the best promo he did in WCW and the last great promo Warrior cut in his in-ring wrestling career.

7) 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony: Warrior was the first person to be announced into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame. People were speculating how he was going to be and what he was going to say. For most of his 40 minute speech, he stayed composed and delivered a very good speech. He came out arm in arm with his two daughters and at times during his speech, talked about how much he cared and loved his family. There were a couple moments where you can tell he was disappointed in how he was thought of in his career, but you can tell how much he loved his career and the fans.

Let us know your thoughts and if there is anything else you would include.

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What Will Be on The New Ultimate Warrior DVD?

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The WWE will be releasing the new Ultimate Warrior DVD on April 1. That will lead into Warrior’s induction in the WWE Hall of Fame four days later. Details have been released on what will appear on the DVD set.

DISC ONE

Warriors Back!

Finding Wrestling

The Blade Runners vs. Perry Jackson & Shawn O’Reilly
UWF- April 11, 1986

Move to WCCW

Dingo Warrior vs. Chris Adams
WCCW- August 8, 1986

Arrival in WWE

Ultimate Warrior vs. Barry Horowitz
Wrestling Challenge- November 7, 1987

Ultimate Warrior vs. Steve Lombardi
Superstars- November 14, 1987

Getting Noticed

Ultimate Warrior vs. Harley Race
Boston, MA- March 5, 1988

Upgrading Warrior

Weasel Suit Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Los Angeles, CA- July 15, 1988

Intercontinental Champion

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. The Honky Tonk Man
SummerSlam- August 29, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Honky Tonk Man
Philadelphia, PA- December 17, 1988

The Macho Man

WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho Man Randy Savage
Boston, MA- February 11, 1989

Simply Ravishing

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude
SummerSlam- August 28, 1989

Building Momentum

Ultimate Warrior vs. Bob Bradley
Prime Time Wrestling- September 18, 1989

Ultimate Warrior vs. Brian Costello
Prime Time Wrestling- December 25, 1989

Ultimate Warrior confronts Andre on Brother Love Show
Superstars- July 29, 1989

Memories of Andre

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant
Madison Square Garden- October 28, 1989

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant
Saturday Night’s Main Event- November 25, 1989

DISC 2

Leading to Toronto

Ultimate Warrior Promo “Crash the Plane”
Superstars- March 10, 1990

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Mr. Perfect
Madison Square Garden- March 19, 1990

Running to the Ring

The Ultimate Challenge
WWE Championship vs. Intercontinental Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
WrestleMania VI- April 1, 1990

Responsibilities of the Champion

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Million $ Man Ted DiBiase
Wrestling Summit- April 13, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
Saturday Night’s Main Event- July 28, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Million $ Man Ted DiBiase
The Main Event- November 23, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Huntsville, AL- January 7, 1991

DISC 3

WWE Ultimate Warrior: Ultimate Collection DVDNew Direction

Steel Cage Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho King Randy Savage
Madison Square Garden- January 21, 1991

Ultimate Warrior ends Brother Loves Career
Superstars- March 2, 1991

No Limitations

Career Ending Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho King Randy Savage
WrestleMania VII- March 24, 1991

Into the Darkness

Ultimate Warrior on Paul Bearers Funeral Parlour
Superstars- April 13, 1991

Ultimate Warrior vs. The Undertaker
Toronto, ON- June 2, 1991

Returning

Gene Okerlund Interviews Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage
Superstars- July 25, 1992

Ultimate Maniacs

“Riding on the Edge of a Lightning Bolt”
Superstars- November 14, 1992

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Money Inc. vs. Ultimate Warrior & Macho Man Randy Savage
Saturday Night’s Main Event- November 14, 1992

Reestablish

“Faster Than a Cheetah”
RAW- March 11, 1996

Ultimate Warrior vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
WrestleMania XII- March 31, 1996

Warrior Confronts Goldust
RAW- April 8, 1996

Ultimate Warrior Returns!

Vince McMahon Interviews Jerry “The King” Lawler and Ultimate Warrior
RAW- June 10, 1996

Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry the King Lawler
King of the Ring- June 23, 1996

Going to WCW

Ultimate Warrior Interrupts Hollywood Hogan
Nitro- August 17 1998

Replusive

Ultimate Warrior Promo
Nitro- October 26, 1998

The Right Story

Blu-ray Exclusives

Dingo Warrior vs. Matt Bourne
WCCW- October 24, 1986

Ultimate Warrior and The British Bulldogs vs. Demolition & Mr Fuji
Maple Leaf Gardens- July 24, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Dino Bravo
The Main Event- February 23, 1990

WrestleMania VII Contract Signing
Road to WrestleMania VII- March 17, 1991

Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
WrestleFest- March 30, 1991

Intercontinental Championship Match
Goldust vs. Ultimate Warrior
In Your House: Good Friends, Better Enemies- April 28, 1996

Will you be buying the DVD?

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