The wrestling world was enormously shocked in April 2014 by the sudden death of Jim 'Ultimate Warrior' Hellwig, just a day after a reconciliatory speech on Monday Night Raw.
It's amazing to consider that his WWE career could have taken such a different path had he gone to Japan as a headliner. Eerily, his speech at the 2014 Hall of Fame and subsequent Raw appearance contain numerous dark premonitions about his life. His impressive win record over top opponents is unlikely to be matched again. Most surprisingly, his lawsuits have uncovered a secret 1997 WWF deal that almost brought Warrior into the Attitude-era mix.
Here are the four incredible secrets and facts about The Ultimate Warrior's career.
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