April 9, 2014 10:20 am -

James Brian Hellwig, AKA The Ultimate Warrior, collapsed while walking with his wife in Arizona, three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Hellwig, who started in the ring in 1987 and counted Hulk Hogan among his many victories, legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993 to match the name of his neon-faced, wild-haired alter-ego.

He became a household name after besting the Hulk in 1990’s Wrestlemania VI, the highlight of a 13-year career in professional wrestling that included three stints in what was then known as the WWF.

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