WWE unveils Ultimate Warrior statue

The WWE unveiled a life-sized bronze statue honoring the Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania Axxess in San Jose.

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The WWE paid tribute to the Ultimate Warrior on Thursday night, as a statue of the late Hall of Famer was unveiled on the first night of WrestleMania Axxess at the San Jose Convention Center.

Fans filled the venue and showed their loyalty to Warrior while WWE COO Triple H revealed the life-size bronze statue in front of Warrior’s wife, Dana, and two daughters, Mattigan and Indiana.

“The legacy that he leaves behind is something I am so deeply proud of,” Dana said. “I am also so proud of what he did here with all of you. The Warrior fans really are the ultimate, and I want to thank you; thank you for taking the girls and I in, and loving us too because it has meant the world.”

At the end of the ceremony, Warrior’s family shook the ring ropes to pay tribute to the fallen legend while fans chanted “Thank you, Warrior!”

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Ultimate Warrior, whose real name is James Hellwig, died of a heart attack almost a year ago. He was 54. Warrior was a fan favorite and was well-known for his rivalry with Hulk Hogan. The WWE has created some incredible tributes in his honor, and the statue is certainly in line with the rest.

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