Ultimate Warrior

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Real Name - WARRIOR (formerly "Bryan James Hellwig")
Birthdate - n/a
6'3" 285 lbs. - ???

Aliases - Jim "Rock" Hellwig, The Rock, The Dingo Warrior, Warrior

Athletic background - Bodybuilding

Teachers - Red Bastien

Professional background - Memphis(`85), Mid-South/UWF(`86), Mid-South(`87), WWF(`88-`91), WWF(`92), WWF(`96), WCW(`97)

Groups - Power Team USA, One Warrior Nation

Career Highlights -
- Defeats the Honky Tonk Man in record time to win the WWF Intercontinental title
- Beats Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI to become the WWF World Champion
- Defeats Randy Savage in a Retirement Match at Wrestlemania VII
- Wrestles Randy Savage to a no-contest at Summerslam `94
- Makes his return and squashes Hunter Hearst Helmsley at Wrestlemania XII

Finisher(s) -
- Gorilla Press Slam

Favorites -
- Shoulder Tackle
- Big Splash
- Lariat
- Running Double Axe Handle
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 4
science - 0
aerial - 2
power - 9
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 5
selling - 4
bumping - 4
carrying - 3
heat - 9
legacy - 5

Place in History - The Warrior maybe the least deserving World Champion ever, but nevertheless he is one of the most well-known former WWF stars. The Warrior was the Pedro Morales to Hulk Hogan's Bruno Sammartino as he filled in for Hogan in 1990. While he has been able to capitalize on that fame a few times, the Warrior is too old, too out-of-touch, and too long removed from the mainsteam to become much of a star again. He was one of the premier stars of the steroid-era with his blown-up physique and crazy persona. Once steroids became a problem for the WWF he was cut and was too egotistical to ever see much more fame. While he was a top star in the company's dark years, most took that for megastardom, which just wasn't the case. The Warrior's physique may have been superior to Hogan, but he fell short in every other category. He's now considered a flash-in-the-pan of sorts because he only enjoyed a very short time as a regular top star. While the WWF plays up his legacy for whatever reason, the Ultimate Warrior will probably never do anything to save face in the wrestling world.

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