The WWE universe has been rattled by the tragic news of Ultimate Warrior‘s passing. It came so quickly. The world just saw him on Monday Night Raw and over WrestleMania weekend as he took his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Nothing like this has ever happened before.
Early reports say that Warrior collapsed at an Arizona hotel on Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
At only 54-years of age, everyone wants to know why.
We’ll know more soon, but obviously some vital part of Warrior’s body had an issue.
Some fans are taking comfort in the fact that Warrior got to address the WWE universe one last time before his passing. If you want to look at the positive side of things — the man did get some serious (and well-deserved) closure.
But in regards to the Warrior’s final appearance on television, there’s one thing many fans are pointing out. If you go back and re-watch his promo, he talks about passing on and how fans can carry on a man’s legacy.
His words take on a whole new meaning. Take a listen and see what you think:
“Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life, makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory, of those who honor him and make whatever the man did live forever.”
No one is claiming that Warrior predicted his untimely death, but these words really make you wonder if he knew something wasn’t right. His choice of words might just be a coincidence, but at the very least, they’re ironic.
The harsh reality is that whether he knew he was in danger or not, it doesn’t change the fact that his death is incredibly sad. After millions of fans watched him get redemption, he passed just hours later. It’s tragic, yet his story ended on a positive note.
Our thoughts go out to Warrior’s family.