​ROH Issues Statement On The Ultimate Warrior’s Death

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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)

Classy.

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