Just days after the Ultimate Warrior, or James Hellwig, was inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, reports have come out that The Warrior has passed away .
Here is the speech Hellwig gave as he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame...
The speech was slightly eerie because of potential foreshadowing of the events that have taken place in the days after the event, here's a partial transcript:
"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever!"
The Warrior (Hellwig) made his first appearance on WWE (or WWF) in over 18 years on Monday night, less than 24 hours later, he collapsed in the parking lot of his hotel. According to reports, he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.