Sting and Bret Hart's thoughts on the death of The Ultimate Warrior

sting and ultimate warrior wcwOf all the responses from The Ultimate Warrior’s wrestling peers, these was the one I was most interested in reading since these guys are my favorite wrestlers.

“Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig. I don’t believe anyone has ever published this picture before today. The snapshot was taken two days before Thanksgiving in 1985, as we prepared to leave my house in Newhall, California and embark on a career in wrestling.

Jim always challenged me to strive at being the best, and I’ll forever be grateful for the encouragement and motivation he provided.

I was looking forward to catching up with him, and I’m saddened we didn’t have that opportunity before he passed. My heart goes out to his wife Dana and their two daughters, and they will remain in my prayers.”

Read more at http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/319182#sbijgkszW2pPmH2p.99

From Sting’s Facebook:

Ultimate Warrior and StingMourning the loss of Jim Hellwig. I don’t believe anyone has ever published this picture before today. The snapshot was taken two days before Thanksgiving in 1985, as we prepared to leave my house in Newhall, California and embark on a career in wrestling.

Jim always challenged me to strive at being the best, and I’ll forever be grateful for the encouragement and motivation he provided.

I was looking forward to catching up with him, and I’m saddened we didn’t have that opportunity before he passed. My heart goes out to his wife Dana and their two daughters, and they will remain in my prayers.

“Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig. I don’t believe anyone has ever published this picture before today. The snapshot was taken two days before Thanksgiving in 1985, as we prepared to leave my house in Newhall, California and embark on a career in wrestling.

Jim always challenged me to strive at being the best, and I’ll forever be grateful for the encouragement and motivation he provided.

I was looking forward to catching up with him, and I’m saddened we didn’t have that opportunity before he passed. My heart goes out to his wife Dana and their two daughters, and they will remain in my prayers.”

Read more at http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/319182#sbijgkszW2pPmH2p.99

  • keith

    was hellwig sting partner when sting started out in a tag team back in mid south/NWA days? We use to watch them before church or after or whenever the heck they would broadcast. Then it all went cable and took off. memories

  • Yeah, they started out in Memphis then went to Mid-South/UWF. Hellwig went to World Class and became The Dingo Warrior before coming to the WWF.

  • keith

    yes I vaguely remember the dingo warrior!