More Industry Stars And Legends Remember The Ultimate Warrior
Kevin Sullivan: "I knew him before he was in the wrestling business. I knew him when I was bodybuilding and he was Mr. Georgia. I watched him perform, he electrified the crowd. He was up in the WWF the next thing I knew and he was getting a huge reaction. Vince McMahon promoted the Warrior right behind Hulk and they ended up drawing a huge gate for WrestleMania, babyface versus babyface and it drew huge.
"All these people that knock the Warrior's work, well people who knock guys work have never put on a pair of tights. Not all of us could work like Ric Flair, or Shawn Michaels, or Ray Stevens or guys of that caliber, but the Warrior did something that people don't understand. He put asses every eighteen inches. He had to be over to sell out and the Warrior sold places out, time and time again. He was a great performer and an icon in this business. He will remain an icon in this business fifty years from now when people Google his name, or whatever they got then, there will be a picture of the Ultimate Warrior.
"The sad thing is his family isn't going to grow old with him. When I saw his children and him walk on that stage, that really upset me, because I know how hard it must be to grow up without a father. He must've been a great human being because you could look at those kids and see that they were loved, you could look at his wife and see that she was loved. You could look at him and see that he was loved by them. So, it's a sad day in the wrestling business, and it's a sad day for his family. All I can say is I hope everything works well for his family, because they were loved, and I hope the Warrior will rest in peace."
Ken Shamrock: "I was impressed with his physique and his character. I remember shaking his hand and talking to him, just a really nice guy. He didn't really talk a whole lot, but when he did, he only had kind things to say to me. Once I got to talking to him, wow, what a tremendous person, and a tremendous work ethic for him to achieve what he achieved in the style that he did it in. He was always in shape, he always looked good, and wow, what a loss. People always talk about when someone passes away, we always think about them, but if there is one thing that I think we need to understand, it's that they have moved on and we are the ones left here on earth to sort through the pain and hurt. So, I think that our prayers and our thoughts need to go out to the family and friends to help them through these times, because, when we move on, we move on to something better. So, God bless to the people who are still around and are trying to fight through their loss still. God bless them, and Godspeed."
Bill Apter: "One of the most catastrophic moments in the universe, is what has happened to the Ultimate Warrior, on what was probably one of the greatest weekends of his life. But, we want to remember the good times, and people ask me, what is it that you remember most about the Ultimate Warrior? It wasn't really anything that he did in the ring. It was this past weekend, when he became the Ultimate Warrior again and he got back in character on Monday Night Raw and also the awesome speech that he made where he made peace with himself and everyone else and showed how much his family meant to him. That was the quality behind the Ultimate a Warrior. Man, they must be having a heck of a battle royal, welcoming him into heaven, with "Ravishing" Rick Rude and Curt Hennig and all those guys."
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