WWE announces a new biographical release about the life of Warrior. The book is titled Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever: The Legend of a WWE Hero. WWE releases statement:
Through both action and candid photographs, personal ephemera, including original Warrior art and detailed journal entries, insider stories and exclusive interviews with WWE legends, and intimate accounts from the Warrior family, this unique biography brings the legacy of The Ultimate Warrior to life like never before. Relive the Warrior’s most intense matches and rivalries, and get to know the man behind the face paint in this one-of-a-kind volume. Filled with intense action and little-known details, Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever is a celebration of the Superstar who left an inimitable mark on WWE and redefined sports entertainment for generations.
Warrior’s wife, Dana pens memorial for her late husband and a message to his fans. WWE publishes the piece on WWE.com
On Sunday night, I was told WWE would pay tribute to Warrior and so I set the DVR planning to watch it when we were ready. As the hour neared, I broke resolve and turned on every TV in the house to full blast and snuggled our daughters close to me on the couch, unsure what we would see. As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously. To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives. You are not just Superstars; you are super people.
Warrior talks to New York Daily News about Ryback, CM Punk and Randy Savage.
You would think maybe I would go for a Ryback guy. He’s impressive. He’s a monster of a guy. I don’t go against him, but I’m indifferent. I know a little about CM Punk, in that he does his own thing. I’m inspired by people who do that in their own life. That they just do their own thing no matter what the consequences are.
The Ultimate Warrior talks about winning intellectual property rights in court:
I own my life. I get to do what I want when I want. I’m still very productive in my life and I’m still as successful in my life doing other stuff as I was in the wrestling business. Years ago when I fought with Vince in the courts about my intellectual properties — the logos, the brand, the intellectual properties of the Ultimate Warrior, everybody thought I was crazy. I mean, that’s provided me a great, wonderful living.
Wrestlemania 12 is held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The event features Ultimate Warrior vs Triple H, Steve Austin vs Savio Vega, Undertaker vs Diesel, Roddy Piper vs Goldust and Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart.
Wrestlemania 5 is held at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event features Rick Rude versus The Ultimate Warrior, Demolition (Ax and Smash) versus Powers of Pain and Hulk Hogan versus Randy Savage for the WWF Championship.