Feet of Clay: The Passing of the Ultimate Warrior

Originally posted on Mark Bousquet:

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James Hellwig, who wrestled as the Ultimate Warrior, has passed away at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

Those are not easy sentences to understand. Or, rather, those sentences contain a complexity that is not readily apparent. James Hellwig has died, and with him his wrestling persona, the Ultimate Warrior. Few wrestlers have encouraged fans to so clearly think of the man and the wrestler as different beings than Mr. Hellwig over the years, and this despite legally changing his name to “Warrior” and merging the two personas during his Hall of Fame induction speech. The Warrior’s stock in trade was a kind of primal mysticism, while James Hellwig’s approach was less philosophical, more political, and often repugnant. The night before his death, in his last public appearance, Hellwig…

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The Big Push: WWE Raw Review 4/7/2014

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WrestleMania could be considered a season finale if you think of wrestling as an episodic show.  If that is the case, then the Raw right after should be considered the first episode of the new season.  The finale was an amazing show.  Monday Night Raw picked up where it left off.  Hopefully it sest the tone for the upcoming year of the WWE.

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Promos By Hyphen: The CM Punk Series Finale

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I just finished binge watching 9 seasons of How I Met Your Mother. After 9 seasons, the show signed off the air with a finale that most of its viewers hated (more on this soon). In January, CM Punk left the WWE with no notice and again, most of the fans hated this. WWE lost one of it’s most popular wrestlers and had to rearrange storylines on the fly to make the Road to WrestleMania XXX work. Other than my appearance on The HBS, I’ve been silent publicly on this matter.

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