The Ultimate Warrior last edited by MilwaukeeSean on 02/27/19 02:25PM View full history


The Warrior, best known for his career in the WWF, was a professional wrestler during the 1980s and 90s.


Warrior began his career in the World Wrestling Federation in 1987. He first won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from the Honky Tonk Man at the first ever "Summerslam" event in 1988. He later won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship belt from Hulk Hogan in a "Title Vs. Title" match at WrestleMania VI. This match is regarded by many as the best match in the history of Professional Wrestling. After remaining in the WWF until 1992 he left the promotion under controversial situations and stayed out of wrestling for several years. In the meantime he legally changed his name from Brian James Helwig to "Warrior." In 1996 he returned, squashing Hunter Hearst Helmsly at Wrestlemania XII. After that he again left the promotion under contentious circumstances.


Warrior appeared in WCW in 1998 to feud with "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. He would torment Hogan and constantly appear out of trap doors in the bottom of the ring, disguised by clouds of smoke being released from underneath them. These trap doors had the unfortunate side-effect of being dangerous for wrestlers to perform on, as some were injured, sometimes severely. Eventually he was defeated by Hogan at Halloween Havoc 1998 in what is considered by many to be the worst match in the history of Professional Wrestling. After that he disappeared from World Championship Wrestling, apparently retiring permanently from the ring.

Ring Return

Warrior briefly returned to the ring in 2008 after almost a decade-long absence, competing in the European Nu-Wrestling Evolution promotion before leaving again.

He has appeared in a handful of WWF licensed video games.

Warrior kept a blog at

WWE Reconciliation

On July 15, 2013, it was announced that Ulitmate Warrior would be featured in the upcoming video game WWE 2K14 as a pre-order bonus. This would be the first time he was outwardly associated with the WWE since 1996, when he left amid numerous circumstances.


Warrior passed away at the age of 54 on April 8, 2014.

In Wrestling

Finishing Moves

  • Gorilla Press Slam, followed immediately by a running splash.

Signature Moves

  • Atomic Drop
  • Axe Handle Smash
  • Bear Hug
  • Military Press
  • Power Slam
  • Running Clothesline, usually multiple at a time
  • Scoop Slam
  • Shoulder Block, leaping
  • Vertical Suplex


Pro Wrestling Illustrated

World Class Wrestling Association (WCWA)

  • WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion
  • WCWA World Tag Team Champions - with Lance Von Erich

World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE)

  • WWF Championship
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship


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