I haven’t played a wrestling game since the mid-90s but I might just have to pre-order WWE 2K14 just so I can play as Ultimate Warrior. Easily my favorite wrestler growing up, he returns in a fairly awesome promo for the new game that features his trademark facepaint, snarling, aggression and nonsensical rambling. I used to tie yarn around my arms and run around the house jumping off of the couch pretending I was Ultimate Warrior. Talking about space ships and swelling veins and how much I hated Hulk.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the awesomeness of Ultimate Warrior, let me hack up the press release 2K dropped yesterday:
Making his WWE debut in 1987, Ultimate Warrior garnered worldwide attention and became a pop-culture phenomenon for his iconic music and ring entrance, zealous personality, boundless energy and dominant in-ring prowess. Though he faced many rivals throughout his career, including Honky Tonk Man, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Sgt. Slaughter, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Undertaker, perhaps his most celebrated match was against Hulk Hogan in “The Ultimate Challenge” at WrestleMania® VI on April 1, 1990. Warrior defeated Hogan that day to unify the WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship, becoming the first WWE Superstar ever to hold both titles simultaneously.
“Immortality is inspiration, pure and simple. An example to others that they, too, can do things larger than the life they are actually living, and Ultimate Warrior was the pure embodiment of this belief, in what has proven to be a very attention-getting and inspiring way,” said Warrior. “It was my good fortune to be his creator and performer, and I am humbled by all those fans who’ve not only kept his legacy alive, but deepened it over time. In WWE 2K14, Ultimate Warrior’s creed, ‘Always Believe,’ lives on.”
Shout out to all the Warriors! Grab extremities! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
Peep the trailer:
Peep a Ultimate Warrior promo: