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WWE SummerSlam 1992 (vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage) http://youtu.be/6vmoONd3CtE The first time WWE held one of their "big four" pay-per-views overseas was on August 29, 1992. The event was the fifth annual WWE SummerSlam. The venue was Wembley Stadium. The location was London, England. That night, two main events took place. The legitimate main event saw The British Bulldog defeat Bret "The Hitman" Hart in an absolute classic for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The "other" main event featured "Macho Man" Randy Savage defending his WWE Championship against The Ultimate Warrior. In another impressive in-ring encounter, Warrior managed to get his hand raised. He didn't, however, manage to capture the WWE Championship. The victory that night came by way of count out following a lengthy (28-minute) battle. WWE WrestleMania VII (vs. "Macho King" Randy Savage) http://youtu.be/3CZJG0WkpqQ One of the finest in-ring performances of Ultimate Warrior's career took place on March 24, 1991 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. In one of two main events of the evening, The Ultimate Warrior squared off against one of his best in-ring rivals. In what was billed as a "retirement match," Warrior battled with "Macho King" Randy Savage. Savage, who had parted ways with his longtime valet (and real life wife) Miss Elizabeth, was at this point managed by "Sensational Queen" Sherri. After a grueling 20-minute performance, with a simple foot-on-the-cest pinfall, Warrior managed to get his hand raised. It was easily among the best matches in his legendary career. The post-match scene saw Sherri lose her cool on her athlete, as she kicked a grounded Savage repeatedly until -- you guessed it -- Miss Elizabeth came to the rescue. Liz grabbed Sherri by the hair, threw her out of the ring, and after a few seconds of confusion, Savage realized Liz actually helped him and the two embraced. Definite "feel good moment" at the "Show of Shows." WWE WrestleMania VI (vs. Hulk Hogan) http://youtu.be/BfqV3xI8l_s You would be hard-pressed to find someone who is willing to argue that this was Ultimate Warrior's greatest -- and most memorable -- in-ring performance of all-time. On April 1, 1990 at The SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 67,678 fans -- one of whom was a young Adam "Edge" Copeland (another of whom was a young Renee Young) witnessed an instant classic. Champion vs. Champion. Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan. Good guy vs. good guy. It was a unique presentation, especially at that particular time in the business, and the match absolutely delivered. Going in, many felt that Warrior and Hogan were larger-than-life personalities, but limited at best when it comes to actual in-ring skill. On this night, at least, those people couldn't be more wrong. On this night, Warrior and Hogan spent nearly 23-minutes inside the squared circle, and managed to keep all of the aforementioned 67,678 fans on the edge (no pun intended) of their seats. In the end, the torch was passed. Ultimate Warrior became "the guy," or as it would be referred today -- "the new face of WWE." And on that night, he deserved it. You couldn't deny Warrior's momentum going into The SkyDome that night, and not even the legendary Hulk Hogan could contain the emerging Superstar known as Warrior. After a grueling battle, Warrior managed to press "The Hulkster" over his head and follow-up with his trademark Warrior-splash. 1-2-3. History was made. Warrior left Toronto with both the WWE Intercontinental and WWE Heavyweight Championship belts. 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The Ultimate Warrior, who for millions of fans who jumped on the pro wrestling bandwagon during the late 1980s boom period, was among the biggest and most recognizable Superstars in history. Today, we are going to look back at five matches that helped establish Warrior as the undeniable legend that he became. It's no secret that Ultimate Warrior wasn't what one would call a "catch-as-catch-can" classic type of in-ring performer, but if you look back at his career from an unbiased point of view, there were certainly some diamonds in the rough. He had some great moments in the ring, and at times was absolutely more than just "a cool ring entrance." WWE SummerSlam 1988 (vs. The Honky Tonk Man) http://youtu.be/hzmWjqzOtfk On August 29, 1988 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Ultimate Warrior captured his first WWE Championship. In just 31 seconds, Warrior ended The Honky Tonk Man's legendary 454-day reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion. Going into the show, which was actually the inaugural edition of what became WWE's annual summer tradition, Honky Tonk Man was originally supposed to square-off with Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. Beefcake ended up on the sidelines, however, and it was announced, live during the show, that Honky Tonk Man would still have an opponent and would still be defending his title. To make a long story short, the infamous guitar riff hit the big speakers, thousands of fans in MSG exploded, and 31 seconds later, Warrior's first WWE title reign began. History was made. WWE SummerSlam 1989 (vs. "Ravishing" Rick Rude) http://youtu.be/NESY1J8fW7A Nearly a year later to the day, Ultimate Warrior found himself capturing WWE Intercontinental gold once again at WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view. Several months prior, Warrior suffered his first official defeat in WWE at the hands of "Ravishing" Rick Rude, who was arguably Warrior's best in-ring opponent. This was the rematch. The bout took place on August 28, 1989 at The Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was the second annual WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event. In what turned out to be a pretty good little contest, Warrior prevailed and in the end, managed to get his hand raised and once again become the WWE Intercontinental Champion. WWE SummerSlam 1992 (vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage) http://youtu.be/6vmoONd3CtE The first time WWE held one of their "big four" pay-per-views overseas was on August 29, 1992. The event was the fifth annual WWE SummerSlam. The venue was Wembley Stadium. The location was London, England. That night, two main events took place. The legitimate main event saw The British Bulldog defeat Bret "The Hitman" Hart in an absolute classic for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The "other" main event featured "Macho Man" Randy Savage defending his WWE Championship against The Ultimate Warrior. In another impressive in-ring encounter, Warrior managed to get his hand raised. He didn't, however, manage to capture the WWE Championship. The victory that night came by way of count out following a lengthy (28-minute) battle. WWE WrestleMania VII (vs. "Macho King" Randy Savage) http://youtu.be/3CZJG0WkpqQ One of the finest in-ring performances of Ultimate Warrior's career took place on March 24, 1991 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. In one of two main events of the evening, The Ultimate Warrior squared off against one of his best in-ring rivals. In what was billed as a "retirement match," Warrior battled with "Macho King" Randy Savage. Savage, who had parted ways with his longtime valet (and real life wife) Miss Elizabeth, was at this point managed by "Sensational Queen" Sherri. After a grueling 20-minute performance, with a simple foot-on-the-cest pinfall, Warrior managed to get his hand raised. It was easily among the best matches in his legendary career. The post-match scene saw Sherri lose her cool on her athlete, as she kicked a grounded Savage repeatedly until -- you guessed it -- Miss Elizabeth came to the rescue. Liz grabbed Sherri by the hair, threw her out of the ring, and after a few seconds of confusion, Savage realized Liz actually helped him and the two embraced. Definite "feel good moment" at the "Show of Shows." WWE WrestleMania VI (vs. Hulk Hogan) http://youtu.be/BfqV3xI8l_s You would be hard-pressed to find someone who is willing to argue that this was Ultimate Warrior's greatest -- and most memorable -- in-ring performance of all-time. On April 1, 1990 at The SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 67,678 fans -- one of whom was a young Adam "Edge" Copeland (another of whom was a young Renee Young) witnessed an instant classic. Champion vs. Champion. Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan. Good guy vs. good guy. It was a unique presentation, especially at that particular time in the business, and the match absolutely delivered. Going in, many felt that Warrior and Hogan were larger-than-life personalities, but limited at best when it comes to actual in-ring skill. On this night, at least, those people couldn't be more wrong. On this night, Warrior and Hogan spent nearly 23-minutes inside the squared circle, and managed to keep all of the aforementioned 67,678 fans on the edge (no pun intended) of their seats. In the end, the torch was passed. Ultimate Warrior became "the guy," or as it would be referred today -- "the new face of WWE." And on that night, he deserved it. You couldn't deny Warrior's momentum going into The SkyDome that night, and not even the legendary Hulk Hogan could contain the emerging Superstar known as Warrior. After a grueling battle, Warrior managed to press "The Hulkster" over his head and follow-up with his trademark Warrior-splash. 1-2-3. History was made. 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Looking Back At Ultimate Warrior’s 5 Greatest Matches

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the professional wrestling world lost another one of the greats. The Ultimate Warrior, who for millions of fans who jumped on the pro wrestling bandwagon during the late 1980s boom period, was among the biggest and most recognizable Superstars in history. Today, we are going to look back at five matches that helped establish Warrior as the undeniable legend that he became.

It’s no secret that Ultimate Warrior wasn’t what one would call a “catch-as-catch-can” classic type of in-ring performer, but if you look back at his career from an unbiased point of view, there were certainly some diamonds in the rough. He had some great moments in the ring, and at times was absolutely more than just “a cool ring entrance.”

WWE SummerSlam 1988 (vs. The Honky Tonk Man)

On August 29, 1988 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Ultimate Warrior captured his first WWE Championship. In just 31 seconds, Warrior ended The Honky Tonk Man’s legendary 454-day reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion.

Going into the show, which was actually the inaugural edition of what became WWE’s annual summer tradition, Honky Tonk Man was originally supposed to square-off with Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. Beefcake ended up on the sidelines, however, and it was announced, live during the show, that Honky Tonk Man would still have an opponent and would still be defending his title.

To make a long story short, the infamous guitar riff hit the big speakers, thousands of fans in MSG exploded, and 31 seconds later, Warrior’s first WWE title reign began. History was made.

WWE SummerSlam 1989 (vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude)

Nearly a year later to the day, Ultimate Warrior found himself capturing WWE Intercontinental gold once again at WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view. Several months prior, Warrior suffered his first official defeat in WWE at the hands of “Ravishing” Rick Rude, who was arguably Warrior’s best in-ring opponent.

This was the rematch.

The bout took place on August 28, 1989 at The Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was the second annual WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event.

In what turned out to be a pretty good little contest, Warrior prevailed and in the end, managed to get his hand raised and once again become the WWE Intercontinental Champion.

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