The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the wrestling ring.
"Speak to me, Warriors!" he bellowed on Monday night's "Raw", back on TV after an 18-year absence.
He soaked up the applause from a New Orleans crowd chanting his name and pulled out a neon mask that replicated the face...
"Utlimate Warrior I watch you when I kid I always be my number 1 fan like you ultimewarrior you miss very much ultimate warrior you are up heaven with my mom dad you always be awesome nothing will change that cause you are ultimate warrior rest in peace ultimate warrior you always good heart"
– Tammy Reynolds, friend,
Omaha, NE, May 12, 2014
"God bless you warrior, thanks for the inspiration in the warrior character; love and aloha to your wife and children; the entire Arola family says thank you--shake the ropes up in heaven and we will be reunited with you again"