A One Time Return πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€Όβ€β™‚οΈ

Once again, I wanted to share a different opportunity Warrior had so you see his 2008 return match in Spain here. This was 10 years after he officially retired from wrestling and also 6 years before he passed. 6 again. Am sure most fans have seen this NWE (Nu Wrestling Evolution) match involving Orlando Jordan but I wanted to learn a little more, so I did. Why Spain? Well, Warrior was there receiving an award in Madrid from an Italian wrestling organization as this all came about. It wasn’t really a “comeback” in true fashion but more of a one time return to the ring. I believe he also wanted to show those cute little girls of his what Daddy did. My favorite parts are seeing them in the ring with him, oh my heart… πŸ’–

I had also found out how he had stomach flu before this match and was quite sick. Hard to believe and none of us would ever know. A while back, I thought to mention this Spain return but always stopped. Sometimes, other stories would come to me and I favored those. The real reason was this- I’d cringe. Yep, there, I said it. Sorry everyone but it’s true. Yes, he was the same age I am now and even trained very differently but alas, I still cringed even watching it again recently. He did some videos promoting the match about “following” him to Barcelona and he and Orlando fought for almost 30 minutes. Many wrestlers today are quite active even past the age Warrior was in Spain but it felt different to me. β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή

I was so grateful he was able to be there but seriously, I did not want him hurt even though in some ways he was. Of course it wasn’t the same as his days of being Ultimate Warrior but he did many of his traditional signature moves which became nostalgic to see except a few biggies! I didn’t want this idea to come across as sad because that isn’t my intention at all. I’m just being honest as I am. I love that Warrior could make a return to the ring and have the match that he did. Once again though, another moment to remember that us fans will have thanks to all he did.

Have you ever had that one chance again to prove you could still do something from your past? Not for a lengthy time but just for a moment or a day to engage in an activity you loved. I could still teach preschool as a sub if I wanted to. Maybe a curriculum might be a little different but I could, easy. It needs to be an area of your life you’ve moved away from for a while but could just relearn or pick up again. It doesn’t even need to be a former profession but maybe another skill or trade you’ve abandoned and possibly get coerced into trying again. I bet most of us still want to prove either to ourselves or to others that those yesteryear talents exist if we make them reappear. Just always do it for the right reasons as am sure you can figure those out. Warrior explained all his reasons on video to us fans.

Many of us think back to a time in our lives when we were let’s say more athletic, prettier, and all that because of youth. You CAN be athletic again if you start anything. You ARE prettier, you just need to feel it to believe it. Some old ways are meant to be put away to never resurface but in little doses, they can still be part of your life. How about seeing an old friend of yours that you haven’t connected with in years? They might be in town briefly or just for a day. Some may find it awkward or try to impress but some may pick up where they left off as if nothing had changed. I guess it would depend on the person or situation. We might have to adjust but then it could feel like home all over again. Warrior had to train hard for his return match but never forgot his old wrestling moves.

So, warriors- you can have a great comeback or return to something you loved even for that brief moment in time. Just make it ultimately yours in the best way. You can prove that you still have what it takes while tackling whatever is on your “to-do” list for that return. I hope you don’t cringe in the process but I know Warrior isn’t mad at me for that. At least I hope not! I bet the girls remember that special time as am sure they’ll have stories of their own to share. Take pride in knowing you did something or had something pretty important once and you’ll never forget it. Sure, it may not be the same now but some of it can be. Prove that it’s still part of you by reflecting or acting. You get to decide if it’s a one day return or more. That was Warrior’s last match in a wrestling ring but he makes his return every time we see him on videos again.

Go for that return just once and see how it makes you feel. You don’t need to be famous or 10 years older. Just one day do it for you, even if nobody’s watching…

P.S. I totally forgot from “The Tamer Rockstar” post to list the 80’s song “Amanda” by Boston! Yes, I hear it often too (:

P.P.S. Just recently I posted my “Ultimate Warrior Numerology” video on the U.W. fb group and forgot a BIG number connector. Warrior had won the 1984 Jr. Bodybuilding Mr. Georgia title in New Orleans and then 30 years later, he gets inducted into the WWE HOF during WMXXX weekend again in New Orleans… How about that?

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Follow Your Destiny πŸ’™πŸ’ͺ🏻

“Take one step towards the gods and they will take ten toward you.”

~Joseph Campbell

Hi ya warriors! It’s now 2022, hard to imagine. Make those New Years Resolutions achievable because as warriors, it’s what we do! I love that quote above because it just reminds me of how the Ultimate Warrior referenced those gods and boy, did they deliver for his success. Plus, Warrior mentioned Joseph Campbell as an inspiration while he continued following his own destiny.

Are you following yours? Some may not be fully aware but if you are loving what you do, that’s a clue. 😏 I wanted to show a pic of Warrior’s Gym since that became part of his destiny also. It may not have been around that long but he took a chance and went for it anyway. Warrior wanted to be a businessman and entrepreneur so he listened to his inner voice which kept leading him towards his destiny. We do need to take those risks sometimes despite potential outcomes and Warrior had plenty of those. Have any of you ever or are you still running your own business? If it wasn’t successful, do you live with regret or accept it as a lesson in your destiny?

Fear does hold us back but we’ll never know what experiences we can have if we don’t ever try.

My father-in-law years ago ran a bar for many years with a good friend called “The Brew Room.” It was risky and upset my mother-in-law ( so I’ve heard) but was profitable for many years. It kept him away during nighttime hours but brought in extra cash the family needed. When it failed, there was some resentment but they followed an idea which was their destiny.

I knew of two other ladies who opened a business that thrived for a bit and then closed their doors for good. One was a restaurant which hosted some yoga events and the other was a cute little children’s resale shop. I loved “The Lazy Beehive” for its nice relaxing atmosphere that wasn’t far from my house near a small college town. It appealed to almost everyone and the college kids had a bar next door. I guess she wasn’t “college” enough to stick around and got bad-mouthed by some in the community. It was so unfortunate and very sad. 🐝 The owner is now pursuing a degree in the medical profession I believe which became her true destiny after all.

The children’s shop was another favorite of mine as there were tons of affordable clothes, toys, books, and more for young kids. I even sold her many of my babies outgrown or done being played with items. This woman was very successful with her business and seemed to be doing quite well. We became friends and knew of each others backgrounds and families. It was always such good conversation. She outgrew the space and moved to a bigger location. The shop wasn’t there long until it closed permanently. I was so upset and shocked as she seemed to be thriving in that area. Never did I find out the real reasons as to why “Smarty Pants” folded. She sold a lot but maybe it was the rent, who knows? Again, she followed a destiny and took that chance. *BTW- both places closed before the pandemic hit. One was several years before and one was a few months before…

I am also not fully aware of the stories behind Warrior’s Gym failing. He did charge for membership of course but couldn’t sustain it over a time. It was a huge place so am sure money factored in. In typical Warrior style, he moved on to other creative ventures and remained positive. I know he had bittersweet memories there as that place is where he met Dana and their story began. It fit perfectly for his lifestyle and pursuing something new outside of wrestling for a while besides a few other projects. I had heard of it of course years ago but no idea on any videos at the time. Very grateful he had some workout sessions filmed and now available on YouTube. He put so much out there for us fans now to find and still felt inspired knowing he had a destiny to fulfill.

No one knows fully how their life will unfold exactly or how we follow those inner callings all of us have. Some things work, others don’t. Some are for a lifetime while others are only for a brief time. Whatever the outcome, at least you can stand proud and know you went for it despite fear, naysayers, or any other excuse. It may not be a business decision but anything that gets you thinking outside that same old comfort zone. Ask those gods for help and they’ll deliver in one way or another. It will worth it in the end.

*** A side note*** I have another possible podcast opportunity soon as a fellow local sportscaster author I know read my book Spirit and Belief. He reviewed it on Amazon and wants me as a guest! He recently wrote his 10th book I believe and it is all about his mom’s incredible fight for survival. I knew of his mom’s battle but not the details. Check out “Fight, Maria, Fight!” by Vince McKee on Amazon. I couldn’t put it down! She is a true Warrior survivor!!!

*** He dated my youngest sister in high school and we recently reconnected thru our books and social media. If you are a sports nut, find his other books as well (: He was and still is a huge fan of wrestling and we always bonded over that! Ironically, his name is Vince although it is really Vincenzo… He is following his destiny also. Kee on Sports Media Group has a website, YouTube channel, and a Twitter page. They also cover our local football games here! πŸ€πŸˆβšΎοΈπŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯Š

*** I also want to thank some new YouTube subscribers to my channel. The Warrior Bio has now reached over 1000 views, that’s quite a goal. πŸ’™ This is part of my destiny too as I continue forward sharing my messages. Follow yours- successes and lessons. There are no failures. 2022~ a true destiny we can make come true!

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Warrior Year in Review

Well, this is it until 2022 warriors. I’ll be taking a few weeks off for family stuff as this year ends. What a year with these writings! First, I have to explain the photo you see of Warrior in the NWC (National Wrestling Conference) above. I won’t get into the details of how that came to be but again, wanted to show another opportunity he had outside of his WWF/WCW days. This took place in Las Vegas back in 1995 I believe. I had this image in my head for a bit of that exact look of Warrior but couldn’t remember specifics. I kept thinking it was about bodybuilding which Vince did promote with his WBF( World Bodybuilding Federation.) It was driving me nuts since I thought that would make a great photo! For some reason, I kept thinking either Mean Gene Okerlund or Sean Mooney was interviewing Warrior but I had some things right. I could picture the background just not the exact letters and I knew he was blond wearing jeans and sunglasses. 😎

Finally, I decided to ask some Ultimate Warrior Facebook group members. One guy posted an interview with Warrior and it wasn’t bodybuilding like I thought, it was the NWC and Bill Anderson instead of Gene or Sean. Redemption! I looked it up and found what was racking my brain for days. Glad I asked as Youtube wasn’t helping me out much. Bill Anderson is part of my year in review. I didn’t know of everyone back in the day and he even announces “The Weasel Match” on the Ultimate Collection DVD (: So glad to find out his history and friendship with Warrior over the years. Warrior even acknowledges him in his HOF speech. πŸ’™

Let’s see… So many highlights, where to begin? I guess for most fans it would have to be those biographies of Warrior shown back in May. I have talked about them PLENTY… My video has almost 1,000 views so I continue to be shocked. Thank you all for the interest. I was also stunned to speak with Daniel Amigone who directed the A&E documentary. Despite some content, just to be contacted was a big thrill for me.

A few others that come to mind as being part of this review are my posts on intensity and “The Whole Time.” Intensity is a word I never talked about even though many others identified it with the Ultimate Warrior character. I always overlooked it since overused it became. I finally wrote a story but it’s kinda like the whole time post. I had never used a pic of U.W. slamming anyone when that also was iconic to the character. Never in my media of photos had I used him getting ready to do that gorilla press and just like my movie references, it was there the whole time.

I cannot possibly forget a few milestones concerning dates like WMVII and XII celebrating 30 and 25 plus falling on Wednesdays when warrior writings comes out. Not to mention Warrior’s birthday falling on blog day this year as well. So many things… I was grateful to have found several podcasts, YouTube videos, and more in 2021. I especially enjoyed listening to Steve Wilton and Peter Pallis since they were so integral with Warrior’s later years of business and friendship. I was humbled that Steve and I connected and he was able to answer my questions when I asked. That was the biggest WOW moment for me personally thru all this. He took the time to communicate despite my sometimes crazy stories! 😬I thank him profusely. He even watched my video on the Warrior bio and was very proud.

I had a few emails from fans of Warrior too and have saved each one. Some think I am Steve or Dana, it’s kinda funny. πŸ˜‚They were amazing to contact me and share their stories from across the miles. Warrior was truly inspirational to them and they trusted me enough to care. I never even knew “The Miz” got into wrestling because of the Ultimate Warrior and that as a little boy, he idolized him. I wasn’t expecting to hear that since I don’t truly follow but exciting all at once. He is also the first inductee for the 2022 HOF class. I thought you had to be retired? Hmmm… πŸ€”

If you’ve been reading a while, you also know of a few more dreams that have been written. There was a couple with Dana plus Warrior guiding me to receive energy healing work. All incredible and I am in awe of everything I receive. I even used a photo with Dana for the first time ever. Speaking of dreams, my cousin and I finally filmed our “Aura of Dreams” video series which turned out pretty great! You can find that on my YouTube channel and of course Warrior is a topic along with my book Spirit and Belief.

Another brief video series I want to mention quickly is “Daze with Jordan the Lion.” He does travel vlogs and was able to see a few places in Warrior’s life. Gold’s Gym, Warrior University, ( more on that soon!) and the hotel parking lot where he passed are featured. Yes, the last one was upsetting but to see the other spaces was kinda cool especially since the bagel shop has kept some things intact from Warrior’s Gym. I thought that was special. Jordan had mentioned in the future possibly going to Warrior’s hometown of Crawfordsville, IN. We’ll see what happens…

So, I can mention a ton more but think I’ll leave it at that. I have used some photos from the U.W. fb groups so those were a bonus. Some I had never seen before. There is content they put out I am not always in agreement upon but who knows how it will continue to go? Next year will begin with new writings and I already have a few ideas. I’m always thinking but do need a mental and emotional break. Early April brings some other number connections and one you might know but I have more up my sleeve or should I say boots!

I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year as this upcoming one will be very busy for my family. Time needs to slow down sometimes… Until We Meet Again, enjoy the Holiday Season and catch up while you’re waiting on more writings! * That was another emotional post for me as well. * ~~~ Kathy

P.S. While Holiday shopping in a few new stores, they had lots of goodies perfect for me (: I even saw “Warrior” soap! Maybe I’ll go back in the summer since it’s for insect bites. Also, one store attached a poem to my bag about taking care of yourself. It reads:

“You’re weary but you’re a warrior.” ~~~ I am saving that. πŸ˜‰

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The Tamer Rockstar πŸŽΌπŸŽΈ

This photo is somewhat out of center since I had to cut off a little girl who is probably close to 40 by now. Do any of you fans remember “Amanda Ultimate Warrior?” I’ll link her appearance on “The Brother Love Show” at the end. It gets my heart every time. I would LOVE chatting with her now, wonder what happened to her? So, most that saw the Ultimate Warrior back then with little face paint or just his logo like above, thought he had softened his image and in many ways he did. He started as a rockstar of sorts who became a little tame as years went on. I always wondered how it all came to be with his changes. Was it mostly Vince or were some of the ideas Warrior’s?

Some say they wanted to soften his look to be more like Hulk Hogan. Not exactly I know but possibly more approachable, less intimidating to fans, or whatever else. I always loved when his face paint peeled off but people liked it on since it identified the character. I have said this before. Let’s see what things changed besides his face. Blonder hair, less screaming in promos with more actual talking, having kids around in interviews like Amanda, etc.

In the beginning, the Ultimate Warrior was like that crazy nonsensical rockstar running around to his “Unstable” theme music, shaking ropes, thumping his chest, and so much more. Sure, he still did those things later on but his physical appearance just changed a bit. He must’ve liked the blonde hair look since that stayed throughout many years after he left the business, came back, and resurfaced yet again in 1998. The length changed too over the years. He even got an earring and tattoo later on which many weren’t doing at the time.

Have you ever felt the need to change something or perhaps many things about yourself to please another? Yes, I know with Warrior it was for different reasons but I always wondered about the stories behind it all. Did he agree just because he was the new Heavyweight champ? O.K., I have had my hair highlighted or done things differently than the norm but never did I feel like I had to do something drastic for a job. Many wrestlers change their look several times over the years but man, the backlash over Warrior and a few “new” things got people talking. Am sure the higher-ups felt some aspects with the character needed to move in a different direction and we as fans embraced it all, well we had to didn’t we? He even become quite smaller which started other rumors…

If any of us reset our physical traits, it’s usually because we want to or at least that’s how it should be. Kids will do things to get approval from friends but we as adults know better. We still want approval but just in other ways. When I became blonde, ( yes there were a few pics on here!) I did it for fun. I even had a pink streak in it for a while. Blondes don’t necessarily have more fun as the saying goes but it’s what we make of it. I just wanted to try something different I hadn’t before. Fame has its own rules though.

Am sure you can possibly think of someone who maybe had a certain reputation for years and then instead of a physical change, it was more of their personality that changed. I had talked about “sowing your wild oats” when younger and then when we age, maturity and tamer ways creep in. Sometimes, it needs to based on our life experiences and yet sometimes people hold on to their old ways. Warrior kept his long hair for a while but then fatherhood later on made him lop off his locks. Some won’t let that go since it so defines them like Hulk or even someone like Bret Hart. Everyone is different but Warrior wanted and needed to move past the hair that defined him.

Well, that’s enough about that as hair was also part of a past post but it is an obvious difference. Warrior bald- now that shocked a lot of people who followed him later on. We all tend to hold on to things in other ways because it’s like our security blanket. Sometimes though, you gotta drop the blanket Linus and move on. Despite all those attributes that made the Ultimate Warrior evolve, he still was that rockstar to me. Of course it was in a much other way and even though he became somewhat tame, it was still him underneath it all.

That’s what we all need to be. No matter what types of changes we go through physically, our inner person will remain the same. We may need to adapt somewhat but our core is still us and Warrior never wavered on his. There were many that have tried to duplicate the Ultimate Warrior but none truly succeeded because they weren’t really him. Maybe some were fooled but I never was. Amanda Ultimate Warrior and those other kids got to see their rockstar hero become a little tamer. It worked for a few but others missed his wilder ways. I loved it all because to me, behind that exterior was a man with a great message of belief in yourself. That meant so much more than any rockstar performance he put on with paint, no paint, blond or no hair, screaming or whispering. Whether or not he wanted to be tamed, the character succeeded. You’ll always be a rockstar Warrior- in or out of the ring. Plus, he ROCKS too as the most ultimate spirit!

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The Season of Nostalgia

How is it December warriors? I hope this year has treated you well as we all get nostalgic around now. I bet you have your own Holiday memories, traditions, and even favorite gifts received in the past. Christmas Day years ago was spent at my Aunt and Uncle’s house out of town after dropping off our overnight bags at my Grandparents. I treasure those memories and so fortunate to have had so many wonderful years out there with my extended family. I also loved this beautiful ballerina jewelry box I got from Santa one year. It became a favorite gift I used for a long time.

I hope Warrior had some good memories from his past as a kid although I heard they didn’t celebrate all that much. Maybe he did have a favorite gift but if not, I am so glad he could start his own family years later with new memories. Yes, it is the season of nostalgia but what about other types of “seasons” we will always remember? When it comes to the Ultimate Warrior, we as fans get nostalgic every time we think of his career, big title wins, promos, and all that good stuff. We all have those times in our lives that will be remembered more fondly than others. When it comes to my past career, I had to really think about it.

I came up with two answers based on both my preschool jobs. The first was probably around 1993-1994 when I was co-teaching with these great ladies and it was at my favorite school. We had the best times together. The second place of nostalgia was a little different to remember. Even though there was some friction in the beginning, I’d pick my first few years there from late 1996-1997. There were the core five of us but later on, we added a sixth. It was a challenge for me but we need those life lessons and I recall both times with such nostalgia. How could I possibly forget finding some U.W. items at both jobs? Yeah, those count too!!

I wonder what professional time in Warrior’s life that he’d pick? πŸ€”I’m not talking about winning the belts since those were just two nights but what about before or after? Some fans loved the 1988 time being in his prime while others think winning the Heavyweight title in 1990 brought about his “downfall.” It’s the in-betweens that got me thinking. Maybe he had no time to be nostalgic back then but that’s a good question to have asked him later on. He may not have been able to define just one part of his career to reflect upon but perhaps he did have that nostalgic season of sorts.

As time goes on, we need to establish new traditions as yesteryear fades. With my kids being older now, gone are the days with tons of toys under the tree and playing all day. It is difficult saying goodbye to those times as we all know while moving on. We can’t live there but need to be excited for what’s to come. I have way too many moments or seasons personally to not get nostalgic about and we never want to lose them. That’s why the Ultimate Warrior and others passed will always live on because they are part of us too, just like our own nostalgia. Remember though, he wants us to keep moving forward because we have this great life to live and should to the fullest.

Even though I have mentioned this time of year being filled with Holiday cheer, maybe you have nostalgia for some others. It isn’t just Christmas ya know? As long as you make it all good, that’s what counts. Share your favorite stories with those you love and you’ll find pieces of nostalgia everywhere. Maybe you can all gather ’round and watch some Warrior DVD’s or maybe some of you even have a VCR hooked up? That’s nostalgia right there.

I do hope whatever season of nostalgia you celebrate, have more laughs than tears and then go on and make new ones. I know this sounds like an end of the year post but nope. You’re stuck with me a few more weeks until we welcome 2022… Oh boy, what new stories to tell then? So, warriors- make any season of time nostalgic, not just the Holidays. You’ll have those times in your life you may not want to look back on fondly as Warrior did also. They make us who we are though.

Nostalgia will always be there and I hope most of you fans reading remember the ‘ol WWF days. Today’s fans will have this time to share in the future as the newer logo of WWE suggests: “Then, Now, Forever, Together.” Enjoy this season since we will never get another one. Oh, I know my editing is not all that great but Warrior would’ve made a great Santa, don’t ya think? πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸ’šβ€οΈ

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The Christmas Catalogs

***Isn’t this painting of the Ultimate Warrior pretty awesome? I love it and credit goes to Jamie Marshall. Not sure if he is the original artist but wanted to plug some great talent out there. It really captures his character’s colors… Now, onto today’s story.

Do any of you remember receiving Christmas catalogs in the mail as kids? My husband does and he recalls his Mom telling the boys to circle and fold over pages of stuff they wanted. Well, years later and we still get some- only smaller ones and not like the big department stores back then. Ours are more from Wal-Mart, Target, and the best store of the past, Toys R Us. A memory I have is seeing some U.W. merchandise along with some other former WWF Superstars in those catalogs. I actually saved a tiny pic of Warrior’s image on a sleeping bag years ago. We went camping a lot so that would’ve been the most ultimate gift ever as a teen! When I moved years later, I still had that tiny pic among my collectibles. Oh, the stuff I saved.

Saving stuff is quite the dilemma. We either keep, sell, donate, or throw out but most of us Ultimate Warrior fans know the first choice is what we do. I bet many of you keep magazines or other reading material in the bathroom. Come on, admit it- I know you do. When I met my husband, he just had his reading stuff piled all over the floor in bathrooms. You girls know that’s not gonna work when we’re around so I bought a few baskets to place in each. Perfect to hold those smaller catalogs we would get this time of year.

Seven years ago, the Toys R Us one came. I still miss that store even though my kids are grown ): I know after Warrior passed, some new toys and such would be made available. Well, there was one page with a few Hall of Fame action figures near a cage. It was U.W., Yokozuna, and Rick Rude I believe. Boy, have toys changed. Now, they have props such as a stretcher, ambulance, and chairs plus much more. To think that we’d just be happy with the Action Figure. I saved that catalog. The following year we got one from Target that had Ultimate Warrior with other legends in a 7 pack. I liked how Randy was next to him. I saved that too so looked at them again since never would I remember those details. Did I think it strange keeping them back then? Nope. Now I am just because it’s funny to have them still in that bathroom basket! 🚽🧺

I gotta admit, I don’t clean them out very often. Guess I should more but no judging, I’m a busy mom! There’s probably many areas in our houses we forget to de-clutter or clean out. It isn’t just reorganizing a drawer or closet. I mean other places like maybe the top of your fridge, a medicine cabinet, or throwing out expired coupons. Yeah, I KNOW those catalogs aren’t the same thing but it did make me think of other areas to perhaps give a once over. You know what I’m talking about…

Warrior’s image in those catalogs were sentimental to me and I’d never compare them to expired coupons but I kept them for another reason. It’s never one thing for me always. I kept them to see how I have evolved. Yes, they are physically still there but my emotions have changed. I laughed looking at those pages once again unlike 6 and 7 years ago. It is hard to believe I have catalogs that old in my bathroom but considering others and their types of “collectibles,” my stuff is so tame. I’m not judging them either but I did get rid of that tiny sleeping bag pic. We may forget about some items but I am almost certain most people who have collected merch over the years know exactly what they have. Some even express themselves through art like that great pic above. They will know specifically what they painted, when, and if they save or sell it.

Would I feel sad if I finally decided to recycle those old catalogs of mine? Not so much anymore so what’s stopping me? The truth is it’s not a priority and when I’m in the bathroom, am not thinking about that! My husband collects brochures when we travel and many get placed in that bathroom basket too. It’s those you’d find in a hotel lobby of anywhere to visit within like 100 miles. Yeah, all those. We visit a few but not everywhere he picks. So, they are all on top with the catalogs in the back. Again, very different but like I always say- it’s your feeling or emotion that matters most.

I hope this Holiday Season inspires any of you to possibly take inventory on anything that you want to keep, sell, donate, or throw out. It might not be Christmas catalogs or even anything Warrior related but you’ll know when it’s time. A Toys R Us catalog is a keeper for sure and it is a reminder of how far I have come in so many ways. I should keep them in that basket close to where my SPLASH sign hangs by the tub. That’s another funny story told in my book Spirit and Belief. Let’s remember what it felt like to get those elusive catalogs in the mail and how you couldn’t wait to see all the toys. It’s a lot better than cleaning off the top of your fridge…

P.S. That painting of course will be kept as someone made it by hand just like Warrior did with all his artwork. It will always mean more and harder to get rid of when we do something from scratch. Just like my writings. They stay always. πŸ’™πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Shock Value Moments πŸ

There’s a photo I thought to never use. Let me tell ya warriors, I had to pause that video so many times to get the shot. In my head, it was part of a shocking moment for me that involved the Ultimate Warrior and “Snake Man” Jake Roberts. You’ll never see the casket provided by the Undertaker but the snake pic I’ll use. Warrior’s career in the former WWF was very defined by many shock value moments thanks to Vince and his storylines. There were others outside the arena that happened too. Let’s stick to the scripted shows, shall we? Fans will always remember the casket, snakes, and even Papa Shango’s voodoo curse but what about other stuff?

Some may have been shocked seeing the Ultimate Warrior win the IC belt away from Honky Tonk Man or even taking the Heavyweight title from Hulk Hogan. Oh yes, T.V. or writers like to shock us fans and viewers, don’t they? I bet you can think of other wrestlers that gave us shocking stories, upsets, victories, and defeats. It could be a good character turning bad, someone betraying another, and anything else. It’s things we may even still talk about today.

Moving away from wrestling for a moment, how about other T.V. shows or the movies? A couple that stand out for me are “Roseanne” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” I was a huge fan of Roseanne and on the series finale, hearing that Dan had actually died many years prior at Darlene and David’s wedding shocked me. Roseanne had “written” it all up after that since she always wanted to be a writer. I am probably the only person to have never seen “Grey’s Anatomy” but still to this day many talk about Derek’s death or “McDreamy.” I remember being in the PTA years ago and our President would end the meeting earlier because of that show! Am sure you have your shows and their shockers but the movies or any type of media can do that to us as well. Sorry, I didn’t realize both of these involved the death of a character. 😧

I am not that girl to try and figure out a movie’s ending. My husband on the other hand talks and tries to reason it all out. I don’t want to listen when the “good” guy shoots someone else good! He was bad the whole time? I was shocked. Even books do that for me. I had been reading this one author for years and loved his stories of romance on the coast. Well, one book had an ending that shocked me so much, I decided to not read anymore of his. I know this sounds extreme but I wasn’t expecting that book to end the way it did. Yes, all of life can do that from time to time and should but it was my choice to pass his name by in the library. Has that ever happened to any of you readers out there?

With all these shock value moments, I am only referencing entertainment here folks so no personal details in your life which we all have. This also applies to Warrior and I think that had been covered enough lately. You’ll know if you’ve been around a bit. The shock stuff means someone will be stunned or surprised along the way. That someone may be an entire viewing audience or spectators. A good shock for me was when my very own Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title five years ago from the Golden State Warriors. Yep, that was pure shock in the BEST way and also told in my book Spirit and Belief. That other team’s name mattered to me in a different way and will forever be extra special.

Entertainment pulls us in and keeps us wanting more. I used to hate when a show would be continued and see that on the screen, ugh! Come on!!! WWF did that frequently and left us hanging knowing a match wouldn’t be over in five minutes when the show ended. We do like surprises but when they don’t go in our favor, shock sets in. Of course I was biased when it came to Warrior or even others (yes, it’s true) but our reactions are what they want from us plus ratings. It can be “fun” for some to recall all those moments where we were pulled into and then got the crap shocked out of us. I say fun loosely because I know for me how the casket especially will never make me laugh. I had said before that I was glad Warrior and Undertaker were friends and they had a good time but for a fan like me watching that- nope not ever.

I could list so many more shocking memories of mine and they are never forgotten. Warrior became unforgettable for his many moments over the years that’s for sure and you will have yours. We remember it all because of how it made us feel and then respond. My family still would tell the story of having a snake around my neck at age six. I have no memory of that at all but considering my dislike of snakes, shock value 101! I had mentioned this story on here years agoοΏΌοΏΌ… We all have our stories of shock but let’s stick to just being entertained. Our real life will be waiting later.

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To Find Yourself πŸ’™πŸ§ 

“For a man to truly find himself, he has to go one place that we’re all entitled to go to. Deep, deep, deep in the mind…”

All you Ultimate Warrior fans probably know that speech he gave on RAW back in 1996. I won’t share the exact date because well, you can look that up on your own and you’ll know why. Jerry Lawler had commented that he was a “lunatic” for talking that way before Goldust came out but again, I get it. It does take quite a while for anyone to truly find themselves because we either are afraid of spending time alone or being judged. Being judged would be mine only years ago and not be people you’d probably think.

Back when I watched good ‘ol WWF, the Sunday morning show of Wrestling Challenge became an emotional ultimate challenge for me. That day we went to church so Superstars on Saturday was a no-brainer depending on which T.V. in the house I chose to watch. While in high school, my Dad decided switching churches to another which was a further drive. The service began at 9:30 and wrestling came on at 11:00. We ALWAYS made it back but guess what I’d be thinking about during the service? Yep, of course. If I knew the Ultimate Warrior was going to be on, I’d get so nervous and antsy. I always felt like lightning ⚑️ would strike me down for not paying attention! 😳

After my brother joined the Navy in Sept. of 1991, I lost a part of myself or so it seemed. Watching wrestling pretty much alone wasn’t the same anymore and I missed our funny banter. So grateful to reminisce with him now… My family knew I still watched but for some reason, I became a “closet watcher.” I’d sneak to watch on any T.V. I could access but change the channel when someone came in the room. That reminds me of Warrior’s story from the book “A Life Lived Forever.” He remembered his step-dad doing the same thing after “Jim” came home from being out with friends. If you can recall, I never shared much about wrestling with my friends but to hide it from my own family who knew I watched seems odd, doesn’t it? πŸ€”Why was I afraid? Probably because I lost a guy to watch with and was so conditioned to believe it wasn’t for girls. I had to find myself again.

I remember a few times after church when my Mom would be making breakfast. For some reason, Dad didn’t want the T.V. on in the kitchen anymore so I might miss the whole show. I actually would make up excuses to not come down so I could watch WWF upstairs in my brother’s room. Let’s see– a stomachache, I’m in the bathroom, ( for an hour?!) too tired and need to lie down, or anything else. Sometimes SNME was on the night before or I’d be babysitting late so being tired would be a legit excuse! I’d eat later around noon. Did Mom or the others ever figure it out? I don’t know. Maybe I just didn’t ever feel comfortable without my brother but I gotta say– never did I miss it despite my excuses. Think I still watched despite U.W. being gone briefly in ’91. Cable ended my run a year or so later but Warrior had moved on and I did too.

Have you ever felt like you lost a part of yourself and needed to find it again? No, I never watched that much after late 1992 but what are your moments where parts needed to come back? You can go deep in your mind or explore other activities like Warrior but be the one to decide if what you lost is worth finding again. I never thought Warrior would re-surface in my life ever. It wasn’t until I bought a magazine in ’93, (Warrior was making the movie Firepower then) and a few years later finding an Action Figure which brought him back to me in a way. Both of those are great stories! Warrior also never thought after all the years of fueding with Vince that he’d ever be found again. Funny how fate has a way of lining things up that we couldn’t imagine ourselves. This is such a testament to my spiritual journey now.

I do know that never would I have looked up Warrior on my own had it not been for some things which became public. Finding myself didn’t mean watching wrestling anymore or even knowing what Warrior was up to. It meant not being afraid of judgments or ridicule for doing something I liked- whatever that could be. I had to learn to have more confidence in myself which took a long time, even into adulthood. Part of this was my own fear. It was me being fearful of all the emotion that would come as a result of not only following anything Warrior was putting out there but admitting it was o.k.

Whatever is preventing you from finding yourself however that looks, don’t be afraid. It’s your true essence calling out and saying: “I know you’re scared but do it anyway!” Once you finally go deep in your mind, heart, AND soul is when the truth will be found. Warrior had to spend lots of time exploring who he really was as a man but stayed true to himself. Sometimes, parts of us get lost, confused, or mixed up but we eventually get led back by fate or the Universe. To find yourself takes hard work but when you do, it’ll never be lost again. Be the warrior who goes deep as we are entitled to go to. Find yourself for your true nature knows the way.

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Remember Me As…

BEWARE of my EMOTIONS on this.

Hey there readers… Maybe some of you are aware of the vlogs Warrior put out around 2008 so I decided to use a photo from one of them. You can easily access these thru YouTube and there are many where he discussed various topics. Some of it is business related but some are controversial in nature where he shares his opinions as always. Feel free to watch on your own as I like to share other types of work he made public. Do I agree with everything he says all the time? Unless you are new here, you know that answer which is a no however that moves us into today’s topic.

Remember Me As… Warrior would want to be remembered most as being an innovative, inspirational guy who took his abilities to another level while motivating others. Not gonna use the word intensity of a few weeks ago. Of course, being a Dad was his greatest gift but getting that confidence to truly be himself and believe is what I remember most. Yes, we mainly know him as the Ultimate Warrior but he always wanted to be known as more and in some ways he was. I can for sure say what he would NOT want to be remembered as but we all tend to bring on some drama and suffer consequences. We want to be remembered for the good we do and not for others to focus on the bad which they seem to quite often. Do you share every little detail of your life? I bet you don’t but with fame, some believe your life is an open book. It is not and shouldn’t be. If you want to read a book, read mineπŸ˜‰ …, Warrior had mentioned on the “Ultimate Collection” DVD how he wanted his character remembered which equated with the physicality he created. As a man though, he wanted to be remembered in other areas of his life as us fans know.

Excuse me a minute while I climb on top of the ol’ soap box once again. You may disagree with me on this but let’s get into the celebrity angle just a bit more. Yes, fame has its share of sacrifices, hard work, and being remembered. We will all have our own memories of those that are or were famous. Some stories are still talked about today in regards to celebrity deaths. They are people too just choosing a different lifestyle. Don’t you think they want others to remember the good about them just like us regular folks? Of course but then there are others.

***BIG SIGH*** plus some other expletives I can’t write here. 🀬 Switch roles for a minute. If you were that famous celebrity and you passed, what then? Your family will be grieving your loss a long time and you still want to protect them. Would you honestly want the media digging up any little piece of “dirt” they can find to prove a point? Your family would be drug thru the mud and you as a spirit, are watching. I understand all about honesty and Warrior was very much so but private is another word he was all about, especially later in his life. He had mentioned this over and over again.

With him being private, people would sometimes assume the worst and jump to conclusions. We do this to others too. People also assume they have a right to know everything about a famous person and if they don’t find that “dirt,” there’s a cover-up. Warrior’s HOF weekend and his passing are continuously marked by rumors, speculations, and such but NONE of that will bring him back. He was too proud to let anything get in the way of enjoying that weekend despite ugly naysayers thinking some plotted against him. Many will also attest to the fact that newer additional merchandise is just the WWE profiting too much from Warrior’s passing. They wanted to make amends and did but then again, business is business. It isn’t for me to totally expand upon but they’ll try to sell whatever works. It’s up to us as fans to respond so that’s on all you collectors. You can buy what you like, I’m not judging.

Despite this that never seems to go away concerning Warrior’s life, career, and passing we NEED to remember the GOOD people and we should always. We all make mistakes but respect still needs to be given. Warrior wants all of us to live our lives without going over all the intimate details of his. Some of you may say: “No way, we need to know the whole truth if it’s the last thing we do!” Well, the truth is we won’t and shouldn’t. He discussed knowing “the full story” on the DVD but his physical passing is not the same as details on the character he portrayed as U.W. Will knowing more about a famous person such as Warrior really help you find that peace? Maybe but he wants so much more from his fans. I hope you all know this but some may never come to that conclusion. It doesn’t mean to forget about him or anything he did but just to live your life as an inspiration to others without obsessing in a way over another’s.

Whatever “comes out” once again about Warrior, I just hope others look at it in a new way. We may never truly accept but sometimes, privacy wins that match. It DOES matter which was the subject with a few of his videos only about something entirely different. I agree with those that respect privacy because that could be your family which needs it. I will always remember the Ultimate Warrior or Warrior as being passionate and creative among other things. He put much into his short life here for all of us to remember but let’s not dwell on the resentful and bitterness of every little piece of dirt. Honor his legacy with the real truth which is goodness and privacy. We all deserve this whether famous or not. Remember Me As…What will your answer be? -Soap box put away now…

P.S. I can talk about this a long time but as a warrior, I need my privacy and you should too.

P.P.S. Warrior said this in a WWE video about his character: “It’s o.k., you keep it, it’s yours and we’ll be alright… you know.” ~ Keep the GOOD always…πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

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What’s Your Weakness?

That’s a bold question, isn’t it warriors? We all do have weaknesses but I bet you have ONE that’s probably your main event. Others may see a trait in you that could be a weakness but to you, it’s a strength. O.K., of course we need to bring Warrior in on this topic for sure. According to many, his most perceived weakness would be stubbornness which I’ve mentioned before but his opinionated nature wins the match. His stubbornness made him succeed which a previous post of a few months ago was all about. His opinions though were many which others would disagree with often. He would say those opinions made him better, not weaker. What would he list on his own as a huge weakness? Hmmm. Those who knew him best might have that answer. Possibly perfectionism is a guess of mine.

I thought of a few more for me and that perfectionism thing is a strong one for my personality too. Others may agree but perhaps my introverted nature could be their answer. I would’ve said yes to that years ago but not so much anymore. My introverted girl has learned to turn that aspect into a positive so a negative weakness becomes a strength. You can do that too. We all have areas to work on and some may never change but you can improve them somewhat in situations.

What I mean is this. I’ll use myself as an example. So, if my biggest weakness is perfectionism I won’t ever do the opposite of that but can ease up just a little. By compromising, you are showing your flexibility with anything that happens. No, not everything is gonna be perfect all the time and as I write this, it’s been a CRAZY few days!

Would you be willing to look at your weaknesses and tweak them? You’re not sacrificing your integrity at all but just evolving some. It can be tough depending on what traits are yours but we need to try. After all, we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves. Yes, I know Warrior was extreme with how he handled many things in his life but we don’t need to approach circumstances the same way. Sometimes though, we do feel the need to express ourselves despite any potential outcome. I know all of you are aware of a few weaknesses you inhabit and many have remained with you your entire life. It all depends on if you feel the need to reverse them, eliminate them, or just change them slightly.

How about something like honesty? Let’s say you frequently lie about stuff or embellish the truth at times. Can you completely switch that to being honest πŸ’―% of the time? For most of us, the answer is probably a no. We still will tell those little white lies or maybe exaggerate to make someone else happy. Many said how Warrior was too honest and even though that sounds like a great thing, we actually don’t want that. Kids too are brutally honest about everything. It can be a negative physical description of someone which they would need to be taught better or it can be about their feelings. Is that a weakness? Well, with kids it’s different but let’s hope as adults they don’t grow up with those same attitudes.

We all have weaknesses because we’re human but it’s all in how we use them that matters. Just recognize what they are and become aware of how it makes you YOU. They may be ones you can’t change but maybe you never wanted to anyway. Whatever they are, make them work into a positive if you can. We shouldn’t totally eradicate our weaknesses to the point that we aren’t truly ourselves anymore. Warrior didn’t compromise much on his weaknesses however as a Dad, he bent them just a little. He didn’t totally abandon those possible negative attributes but used them perhaps in a different way. We all can have that tough image if we want but then have that softer side too. We need both to balance the strength and the weakness of being alive.

Whatever weaknesses or “bad” things people may claim you have, own them because that’s who we are. Nobody is perfect, honest, strong, and right all the time. We aren’t procrastinators, liars, weak, and wrong all the time either. It’s o.k. to admit when we make mistakes because we get so many chances to always try again. You can adopt a no nonsense style like Warrior if it works for you but most of us don’t. We may admire that in him because it worked but it may not for us.

We can ask for help and should when it’s truly needed. That also doesn’t make us weak since we learn all the time like I’ve said before. If today doesn’t work out, make tomorrow better. Make that weakness something to improve upon or just accept. The choice is up to you. We are all warriors fighting for our own balance everyday but don’t condone all the parts of you. Everyday is a new chance to change so take it with no regrets. That’s the true Warrior way… πŸ’™πŸ’ͺ🏻

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