The professional wrestling business is not all sunshine and rainbows. It is about men and women going to their utmost limit, just to make the fans cheer their name and bring joy to their faces.
Though the business brings in fame and superstardom for most wrestlers, one thing that comes along with all that glory is tragedy. Ever since its inception, professional wrestling has been littered with tragic events, which have left the affected wrestlers in trauma.
Despite being faced with grave dangers, wrestlers usually get dragged into the vortex of hurting themselves, and some of them ultimately give up their lives.
Here is a look at 11 names who started their careers dreaming of being the best in the business but ended up as tragic lessons for the generations to come:
11 The Ultimate Warrior (Age – 54)
The Ultimate Warrior was a beast in his heyday; he spent a few years in the WWE (which was known as WWF back then) before moving to WCW in the year 1998.
He was a two-time Intercontinental Champion and he famously pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event at WrestleMania VI to win his only World Heavyweight Championship, courtesy of which he was looked at as the Hulkster’s successor in the 90s.
He retired after wrestling just thrice in the WCW, and a decade after that, he wrestled one final time in Spain.
The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014 on the 5th of April, following which he made an appearance on the 6th at WrestleMania 30, and appeared on RAW for the first time in 18 years on the 7th.
But unfortunately, he died the very next day on the 8th of April 2014, as a result of a heart attack.