ROH posted the following today…
The wrestling world lost a true icon yesterday, the Ultimate Warrior was only 54 years old.
This past weekend the Warrior was inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame, and Monday night the Warrior appeared for what would be his final time. In his final and fitting words he said, "No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every mans heart one day beats it's final beat, his lungs breathe their final breath. And what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse though the body of others. It makes them bleed deeper in something larger than life. Then his essence, his spirit will be immortalized by the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever."
The influence of the Warrior is far reaching, this past summer, Delirious & Jay Lethal paid tribute to not only the Ultimate Warrior, but the Macho Man Randy Savage when they took on each other at "A Night of Hoopla."
Current & former ROH Stars have taken to twitter to express their thoughts…
#RIPULTIMATEWARRIOR #ThankYou -- Roderick Strong (@RoderickStrong)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ultimate Warrior -- AJ Styles (@AJStylesOrg)
Had to watch HOF again during cardio, truly saddened by the news. #RIPWARRIOR — Michael Elgin (@ROHMichaelElgin)
Whoa, just heard about the Ultimate Warrior's passing. Shocking and surreal, RIP. — Kyle O'Reilly (@ROHOreilly)
One of the reasons I fell in love with wrestling..... #RIPwarrior — Matt Taven (@MattTaven)
With tears in my eyes... #warriorspirit #createyourowndestiny — Tommaso Ciampa (@ProjectCiampa)
When a double clothesline happens in a match, I yell out "Warrior Hogan!" Ultimate Warrior left so many lasting impressions on a generation. — Todd Sinclair (@ToddSinclair)
Just woke up to the newsThe Ultimate Warrior has passed away and I'm in disbelief. He was 1of my biggest childhood Heroes. RIP warriorman! -- Shelton Benjamin (@MrSheltyB803)
Ill never forget the inspirational speech Warrior gave me Caleb and Cedric before we walked thru the curtain once. Didnt have to, but he did — Adam Page (@theAdamPage)
Warrior was 1 of my brother's early influences in wrestling, as u can see in this childhood clip of Jeff #RIPWarrior Matt Hardy (@MattHardyBrand)
Just woke up to the news that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. So shocked...I thought his speech on Raw was such a cool moment. Unreal. — Kevin Steen (@FightSteenFight)
RIP Ultimate Warrior. — Nana (@PrinceKingNana)
Hurt hearing the news about @UltimateWarrior passing. Having a hard time digesting this one. TY for entertaining me as a kid. #RIPWarrior — Mike Mondo (@MikeMondo83)
Shocked. Woke up to see that Ultimate Warrior passed away. I just watched his amazing HOF speech yesterday. So sad. Life is so fragile. — Steve Corino (@KINGCorino)
A poignant, and almost fitting end to one of the most historic weeks in our sport's history. You could write a book about the last 5 days. — Brutal Bob Evans (@brutalbobevans)
Wow just Wow RIP #Warrior you were an inspiration to more than you know — Eddie Edwards (@TheEddieEdwards)
Sorry to hear of the passing of The Ultimate Warrior. At a loss for words. RIPWarrior — Rhett Titus (@RhettTitusANX)