James Brian Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1987 to 1992, with an incredibly brief return in 1996. He also wrestled for World Championship Wrestling for a few months in 1998, where he was known as The Warrior. He was also a very controversial pro wrestler during his time in the industry. In fact, it seems he once refused to sign an autograph for a kid.
The Ultimate Warrior is one of the more divisive figures in WWE history, and he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014, before he sadly passed away just a few days later.
While speaking on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, WWE Hall Of Famer The Undertaker talked about working with The Ultimate Warrior. He recalled the time The Ultimate Warrior refused to sign an autograph for a kid.
“I’ll never forget this little kid coming up to him,” Calaway said. “He’s like, ‘Mr. Warrior, can I have your autograph?’ and he just goes completely [furious]. He was like, ‘Leave me the f**k alone!’ I’m like, ‘Holy…’ This little kid’s terrified, right? So the mom comes and gets the kid and walks off. I go over, I’m like, ‘Jim [Jim Hellwig, Warrior’s real name], you can’t do that.'”
During the early years of WrestleMania, Warrior was one of the most popular fan favorites in the WWE. He achieved a major career milestone in 1990 when he defeated Hulk Hogan in the main event of WrestleMania 6 to become the new WWE Champion.
At the end of the day, The Ultimate Warrior’s reputation will always remain tarnished no matter what. Regardless what is done is done and there is nothing that will change his actions.
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