WWE to host 'Ultimate Warrior Day' in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 22
On Aug. 22, the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run once again through Brooklyn, N.Y., in a day of celebration honoring the late WWE Hall of Famer.
In an advance release of “Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived ‘Forever’,” WWE and Insight Editions’ first official book covering Warrior’s legacy, WWE will host an “Ultimate Warrior Day” at Powerhouse Arena independent bookstore in Brooklyn at 3 p.m. on Aug. 22, with all the pizzazz befitting the legendary Superstar’s legacy and personality.
"The Ultimate Warrior was an intense and colorful competitor, a larger than life Superstar and one of the most entertaining performers in WWE history,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque, who penned the introduction to “A Life Lived ‘Forever’.” The most important thing to Warrior was his fans, the WWE Universe, and I look forward to seeing the legion of warriors out in full force as we celebrate his incredible legacy with Ultimate Warrior Day at Powerhouse Arena."
Among the rare artifacts and memorabilia on display will be the Warrior statue unveiled at WrestleMania 31 Axxess and the ring-worn jackets and trunks of the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion. In addition, a professional face-painter will be on hand to apply Warrior’s signature war paint to fans in attendance, and a “Your Face Here” standee will allow attendees to take a photo as Warrior himself (a magnetic Warrior frame will be given to go with the picture). The latest Warrior DVD, “Always Believe,” will be projected on a movie theater-size screen throughout the event.
Most momentously, Dana Warrior, widow of the WWE Hall of Famer and author of the book’s foreword, will arrive at 3 p.m. to greet fans and sign copies of “A Life Lived ‘Forever’” that fans can purchase in advance of its official release Sept. 8.
“I could not be more excited for Warrior Day and the book launch in Brooklyn,” Dana said in a statement to WWE.com. “The always important element that meant the most to my husband was his legion of warriors whose power fueled his life in and out of the ring. I am beyond thrilled to see all of you, shake your hands, and thank you in person for what you meant to him and now me. Your ‘Always Believe’ attitudes are indeed his enduring legacy that will truly run forever.”
The event is limited to the first 300 guests, and purchase of “A Life Lived ‘Forever’” at the door is required for entry.