The Ultimate Warrior to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame in April
Last Updated: 13/03/14 11:32am
Ultimate accolade: Warrior will take his place in the Hall of Fame in April
The Ultimate Warrior will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the 2014 ceremony in New Orleans.
The 54-year-old, whose real name is James Hellwig, seized the WWE Title on one occasion and the Intercontinental Championship twice during his stint in WWE.
And he will be rewarded for those exploits in New Orleans on Saturday, April 5 - the night before WrestleMania XXX - when he joins the WWE Hall of Fame, which wrestling legends such as Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin have already entered.
Warrior's crowning achievement came at WrestleMania VI in 1990 when he pinned Hogan to win the WWF Championship in front of almost 70,000 fans inside Toronto's SkyDome.
But he also enjoyed eye-catching matches with Superstars like The Undertaker, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Jerry Lawler, The Honky Tonk Man and "Ravishing" Rick Rude.
Hellwig's initial spell in WWE lasted from 1988-1991 but he made regular appearances between 1992-1996 and, due to his larger-than-life persona and iconic entrance music, remains one of the most recognisable Superstars in of all time.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon said: "The Ultimate Warrior was the most intense, colorful, competitive and outspoken Superstar in sports-entertainment history, and his contributions to WWE were extraordinary.
"We are thrilled to induct The Ultimate Warrior into the WWE Hall of Fame."
However, on The Ultimate Warrior's big night, several other legends of the squared circle will be entered into the WWE Hall of Fame: