The truth behind 8 WWE urban legends

7. There were two Ultimate Warriors

Perhaps the longest standing urban legend in WWE history, there has long been a theory that when Ultimate Warrior returned to WWE at WrestleMania VIII, it was not the same man under the face paint.

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The reason for the belief that the original Warrior had not returned — with some claiming he actually passed away —stemmed from the fact that the former WWE Champion returned with different hair, a much more defined physique and new singlet ring gear as opposed to trunks.  

Nevertheless, the Superstar who rescued Hulk Hogan from Papa Shango and Sid Justice was the very same one that defeated The Hulkster for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania VI.  The intense individual named Jim Hellwig (now known simply as Warrior) has always been the one and only Ultimate Warrior.

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WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel chimed in on the long-standing urban legend and offered a definitive answer on the unique competitor: “Often imitated, often duplicated, there was only one Ultimate Warrior … thank God.”

Verdict: FALSE