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Ultimate Warrior pro
James Brian Hellwig
BornJune 16, 1959
DiedApril 8, 2014
FromCrawfordsville, Indiana, U.S.

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameDingo Warrior
Ultimate Warrior
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight280 lb (130 kg)
BilledPart Unknown


Warrior (James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014), best known by his ring name Ultimate Warrior, a American professional wrestler who performed in World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996. During his 1998 stint in World Championship Wrestling, he was known as The Warrior.

While in the WWF, he became a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and won the WWF Championship when he pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event at WrestleMania VI, making him the first wrestler to hold both titles concurrently. Warrior retired from professional wrestling in 1998 and embarked on a public speaking career, but wrestled one final match in Spain in 2008.

Warrior died on April 8, 2014, at the age of 54 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the preceding three days he had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, appeared at WrestleMania XXX, and made his final public appearance on Raw.

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