As the Ultimate Warrior approached the podium to give his World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame induction speech, he was flanked by his two young daughters, Indiana and Mattigan.
“I will always be your dad,” Warrior later told his daughters from the stage Saturday night in New Orleans.
It was hard to reconcile the doting dad with the muscled wrestler with neon face paint and tassels around his biceps who was one of the biggest stars of the late 1980s and early 1990s, perhaps best known for his victory against Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania VI in 1990.
It was even harder to reconcile the news three days later, when the WWE announced late Tuesday night that the Ultimate Warrior had died. A cause of death has not been determined. He was 54.
But the Warrior’s final days…
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