Memory as a Diary… 📔💙💪🏻

Oscar Wilde had said: “Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.” *** I know, I know, I know. I know what many of you could be thinking as I share my recent Ultimate Warrior story. OK, I FINALLY did it and bought the “Always Believe” DVD. No eye rolling from you fans but I had my reasons against it in the beginning. When discussing merchandise and memorabilia in a different group once, one guy actually commented on if someone doesn’t own these DVD’s or have this or that, they are not true Warrior fans! That is ultimately childish and so immature to say. 😂Not to mention utterly ridiculous among other things. I am NOT in that group anymore but that is not the reason. I actually thought of getting “Always Believe” as a birthday gift to myself last year but then something changed.

A little SPOILER alert here. The 3 disc set covers much and I’ll possibly explore more another time. Discs 1 and 3 have a lot on Warrior’s Hall of Fame weekend leading up to WMXXX. Unbeknownst to me at the time, another guy had uploaded the Hall of Fame material but since I DO have much from the other discs, I watched that only back then. Situation solved, or at least I thought. The idea still lingered but here were my arguments for saying no to AB. 1st off~~~ WAY too much emotion seeing Warrior’s family, his manager, those at WWE, and so much more. *** (My cat is crawling across me as I type, very typical…) It was too early, too soon, and just not gonna happen. At that time, I only wanted to watch and see Warrior on the U.C. DVD, not AB. I had already seen clips from “Warrior’s Week” on WWE and listened to others takes on his career. Those were my reasons so I stuck to them. That was enough for me so now I didn’t have to buy it. Oh, there are 2 of my b-day dates on AB. When I turned 14 and when the “Ultimate Maniacs” formed. I was 20 then. 🥰

This year has brought a few changes with these writings ( including recent WordPress stuff, ugh- I don’t like these changes of theirs!) After more thought, it was time though. New year brings new material so it’ll work now. Always good to see some content I had not seen. Most I have seen on AB but without this, am I not a fan? HARDLY and I can top anyone who says otherwise. We shall see more on how “Always Believe” goes… Here’s another DVD story. I DO own WM6 on my old VHS tape ( which I can’t play anymore) but I also have it on DVD. I mentioned this another time but my DVD of WM6 is “used.” Never will I make that mistake again. Money can be an issue that is for sure but people online are not fully honest sometimes. ): Many matches skip or are not even shown. No, it is not my player’s fault either. I could’ve sent it back but never did. At least the “Ultimate Challenge” doesn’t skip but so very FRUSTRATING… To buy WM6 new is $90. SIGH- I am not paying that even if to some, that’s a great deal. I don’t need it that bad so lesson learned. Maybe someday, but a definite no at this point.

Something else kinda new to my thinking is all about the year 1988. Alright, that doesn’t exactly tie-in with the previous DVD’s but hey- it’s my writings and Warrior’s life so it all connects- always. Everything in 1988 was 35 years ago this year. It seems like I just wrote about the 1st SummerSlam in ‘88 with U.W. winning the I.C. belt from HTM and now 5 years have passed just like that. The 1st Royal Rumble began in 1988 as well as Ultimate Warrior’s 1st WrestleMania (WM4) against Hercules. See, it does connect so those are firsts and me getting “Always Believe” is a first too. To any interested- the guys over at 80’s wrestling the podcast covered 1988 in an episode if you’d like to listen. It is very educational and entertaining. At least it was for me. Like I began with that quote- memory is a diary indeed and one we like to revisit from time to time. They are there for us to reflect upon but not to dwell too much upon, good or bad.

Some may say it to be redundant getting a DVD that is going on 8 years (hard to believe AB was released April 14…) but not as redundant as one that is almost 33. Am sure there are other stories of memories a lot more involved than mine but we have to keep our diaries close at heart, no matter the years. I have no plans to go out and purchase ALL the many Ultimate Warrior works I can get my hands on but if some like it, that’s their choice. I do believe that we gain different perspectives if viewing or listening the first time compared to another but a NEWER perspective after a second time. Has this happened to you? It has and does for me. Even if it isn’t a DVD, how about another favorite movie? It becomes your favorite for a reason. Yours might be different than the fan next door. A book works here or even T.V. shows. Why do we watch, listen, or read once more if we already have? Sometimes a second glance gets you thinking: “Oh, I didn’t notice that the first time!” Am sure you’ve been there with many things. Also, for me there are those times I am not alone or too distracted and NEED another chance to be part of that movie, book, or show again. Warrior’s old blogs come to mind here too…

We will all have those diaries of memories no matter how we make them. There is time to reflect and remember but then come back to you. That was then, this is NOW. Be present because we have to. I am excited for “Always Believe” in a new way just like I was when first receiving “The Ultimate Collection” all those years ago now. I don’t need it ALL, just enough. Let’s not judge others on what makes our OWN diary of memories. It’s not what we have but how it makes us FEEL. Be a fan of yourself first!

P.S. I found a blue Jay feather the day I first wrote this rough copy.. It’s been a while.. Oh, a new song I heard while working out was “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd. I hear that song much but not on my playlist and it connected to last week with my white brick wall. The Ultimate Warrior mentions “the writing on the wall” in a promo and he also said it in his HOF speech!

*** Find me in a U.W. fb group, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and the book “Spirit and Belief.” It details my beginnings in wrestling, dreams, how U.W’s energy inspired my psychic gifts in a fun way, humor, and lots more. Find it on Amazon and other outlets, thank you! 🙏🏻🫵🏻🙋🏻‍♀️✍🏻📗



Author: Kathy Pickett

I'm a wife, mom of 2 and have always been a huge fan of WWE’s the Ultimate Warrior despite his passing. I created this blog to share my stories relating to him that happened years ago and some are continuing today with his Spirit alive and well! I hope some fans out there relate and enjoy my blog!!! Check out my book “Spirit and Belief” on how Warrior influenced me in spirit. It is filled with humor, family stories, psychic terms, following my intuition, and how everyone has natural abilities we can tap into or get guidance upon.

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