September 4, 2015

The Ultimate Tribute - A Single Card Post

Recently I've been on a wrestling kick. Well, that streak continues in this post. When I was younger, I watched wrestling as often as I could. In the late '80's and early '90's, I was mesmerized by one performer in particular.

It was this guy. The Ultimate Warrior! He was exciting, energetic, mysterious and colorful. My 10 year old self thought he was the best. Looking back, he may not have been a great wrestler, but to me, he was a great entertainer and one of my childhood wrestling heroes. 

I won this card in a Listia auction a few weeks back and it arrived recently. This card is so perfect for me in many ways. It reminds me of the many times watching his matches while I was growing up. It reminds me of how happy I was when I heard he would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year. Most of all, it serves as a perfect final tribute to one of my heroes. For those who don't follow wrestling, Warrior was inducted on 4/5/14 as the card says, he was at Wrestlemania the next day, and made an appearance on Monday Night Raw the day after that(see video below). The next day, he was gone to Parts Unknown.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hellwig... your Warrior spirit will truly run on forever!


  1. I remember waking up on Saturday mornings to watch wrestling! Ultimate Warrior was always a favorite.

  2. My memories of Warrior as a kid are when he came back in 1996 for a few months. I still say that Savage/Warrior at WM 7 is Warrior's best match and the ending of WM 8 (one of my favorite shows ever) when Warrior saves Hogan is still an awesome moment even though I've seen that show hundreds of times.

  3. Wrestling will never be the same as it was in the WCW/WWF days, no competition equals no good to me at least. Booker T is my favorite all time but I love the Warrior as well.

    1. My buddy Eli lives wrestling, every time I go to his house there is a different match on. He has 100s of VHS tapes of old recorded paper views, smackdowns, sunday night heats, WCW events etc. it's awesome. You guys would get along great haha he wears his ultimate warrior shirt ALOT