Wrestling Theme Music Stories πŸ€£πŸŽΌπŸ‘‘πŸͺ†

I am back to bringing you a funny post warriors as these few stories certainly made me chuckle. We could all use a good laugh or two despite the “seriousness” of life sometimes. I’ve already shared my story about the Ultimate Warrior’s music of “Unstable” and all those pianos but these few belong to other Superstars. Hmmm… do I go way back or start with something recent? I’ll stick to the present first.

If any of you readers read “My Warrior Therapy,” you’ll recall a story I shared about my wonderful physical therapist. He was sent from the gods to me and am so grateful for his work. One day as I was walking down the long corridor to his office, I heard music playing. He usually has a playlist going and for some reason, I knew this song. It was the King’s entrance music! Take your pick– Harley Race or Jerry Lawler. Finally, I looked up the title. It’s called: “The Great Gate of Kiev.” I never knew that. I wanted to say: “Well, that’s certainly one Royal greeting!” but I didn’t. I only laughed to myself picturing both guys the Ultimate Warrior wrestled at different times during his career. FYI- that music is LONG! I probably heard it in its entirety.

We always chat for a bit first before therapy would begin as this music went on and on. It took so much for me to not laugh while lying on my stomach across the table. We need to learn something new and that day, it was hearing the King’s music. 🀴🏻🀴🏻Listening to all of it made me finally find out the title. I laughed all the way home. I don’t need to see my therapist anymore (although ya never know) but will miss our spirited conversations. Great guy, great day.

The second wrestling theme music concerns a beautiful wooden music box given to my daughter as a baby. My brother-in-law used to travel globally and would always have gifts for both kids when we’d see him. My son got a spaceship (or should I say rocket ship?!) music box that opened and he could see all the astronauts inside. We all loved this and it was so cool. Well, my baby girl’s has Matryoshka dolls on the inside. Most probably know that is Russian. The dolls spin around when you wind it up and it plays the Russian National Anthem. My BIL went there a lot. It also has pink roses all over it. I think I always loved it more than her. Did I remember or connect this to let’s say Nikolai Volkoff at the time? Nope, not at all. Too far back in my memory then.

I would wind it after nap time as she’d stand up in her crib, point at them high on a shelf and say: “Mommy, dollies?” She’d move her little head from side to side and click her tongue like the music. It was the cutest thing ever and this continued for quite a while with her. I loved our routine and of course the pink doll is my favorite. It now sits in my hutch far away from her room that used to contain little girl stuff. She’s 15 now. I will always have that memory and it wasn’t until more recently how I finally connected the music! Oh, the laughs that came out of me. πŸ˜†The Ultimate Warrior did wrestle Nikolai too as I always remembered he could never sing the whole song before getting beat up by his opponent. I know there were other Russian wrestlers but N.V. was at the top. Nikolai was really Yugoslavian so I wonder how long it took him to memorize that song about “Mother Russia?” πŸ€” I still wind the music box sometimes nostalgically humming along and saying: “Mommy, dollies?”

I was kinda hoping for a three count with these stories but today as Jesse Ventura had said during WMVI: “it’s just a two!” Hopefully, I brought you all some laughs as well but am sure you have your funny connectors or stories too.

Everyone has those iconic things that define us and for the wrestlers, it was their theme music. We all knew who was coming out when their music or song started. It’s the same today. I always thought some were so creative as it seemed to capture their personality or gimmick- despite an anthem. Even though the singing ones weren’t necessarily my favorite, I gotta always give them credit for doing that. It became so synonymous with a character for years and you’d never forget it. I bet you all have your favorites too. Of course I’m biased ( can you guess?) but some would really get me all excited just to hear a few notes. We know many that used a traditional song but some were created originally like “Unstable.” It’s perhaps not as original today like it was of that era but as long as it works and fans relate, that’s what matters.

From “The Great Gate of Kiev” to the Russian National Anthem, I will always remember those themes for specific times in my life very fondly. It doesn’t matter if it’s a therapist’s office or my girl’s bedroom, I’ll take it all. I finally did record myself playing “Unstable” on my daughter’s keyboard. Can’t believe I screwed it up at the end, ugh! Once again though, it also will never be forgotten. I taught myself those three piano notes as a teen and can still play it today. I know some of you are either singing those songs or playing them in your head right now, aren’t ya? I’m right there with you. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

P.S. Peter Pallis who know Warrior really well in his later life after wrestling just was interviewed on Hannibal TV. He shares personal stories never told before that are new! Check it out fans!!!

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Warrior Birthday Quotes πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

“If you remember anything of me after I leave this world, remember that I loved even when it was foolish. That I cared even when it was unwanted. When my body is gone, remember my heart.”

~~~www.tinybuddha.com

I know this is more appropriate on his passing anniversary but it still fits…

I told you all there was ONE more date that lined up this year on my Wednesday blog day and it is Warrior’s birthday. I looked ahead a while back and now it has come. As always, I know his warrior girls and those closest to him will honor and remember in their own way. For this post, I didn’t want it all to be about his birthday so decided to use some quotes I found. A few years ago, I posted several of Warrior’s famous quotes ( in and out of character) but now it’s time to share some I believe connect to him, his beliefs, and US to always believe in ourselves. My spiritual cousin seems to send me the BEST inspiring quotes just when I need them the most. Hers all have a certain word in them. πŸ˜‰More on those in a bit…

Here’s one I posted on the U.W. Facebook page:

“If you are silent about your beliefs because you are worried someone will be offended, then your beliefs are not that important to you, but rather what people think about you is. What people see about you will speak more loudly than how people feel about you because in the end, when we stand up for what is right and true, we will have many who hate us or love us, but all will know what we are fighting for.”

~~~ T.B. LaBerge~~~

***Isn’t this Warrior? I thought of him when I first read it and am sure he’d agree. ***

These next ones were written from a woman’s perspective but you guys- feel free to sub any words of she and her with he and him. Also, you can sub queen for king. My cousin knows how to pick ‘um, that’s for sure. We are “soul sisters” and are in sync with each other. I am so grateful for her on this journey. She has been mentioned here as the widow who lost her husband young, remarried, and her boys were “real” wrestlers. Yep, that’s her. I hope you find some encouraging as I do. They brought me tears but gave me hope as well. Some of it I believe applies to Dana as she is our warrior queen. πŸ‘‘

“She’s done looking back, questioning herself and dwelling on her mistakes. She’s rising like the dawn of a new day, brighter, stronger, and more powerful than she’s ever been. She’s more than a survivor, she’s a warrior queen with a fiery spirit and a strong heart. No longer will she allow others to take advantage of her and she’s turning the page on a new chapter today. She’s casting aside the pain of her often broken heart and she’s using that anguish as fuel for her to rise stronger from the ashes. Sure, she’s afraid, doesn’t have all the answers but she knows she doesn’t have to… The flames made her the warrior she is… her voice will be heard with resounding passion and conviction.”

~~~ Brooke Hampton~~~

Here’s more from Brooke:

“You’re right, I am more than a little weird and a bit awkward. No, I don’t fit in and most people don’t understand me. But at least I’m being real and I think the world needs more people who are brave enough to be real.”

~~~ Think I posted that also to the group but besides the awkward part, that is Warrior since being authentic mattered to him. It should matter to us too.

~~~ A few more:

“I’m slowly learning that life is better lived when you don’t center it on what’s happening around you and center it on what’s happening inside you instead.”

~~~ Rania Naim~~~

~~~ Yet another:

“You see your reflection in the mirror? Don’t be hard on it. Those eyes might look tired but they have pushed through, carried on. Those lines are of years lived and problems solved. That reflection is one of a brave soul. A warrior, a champion in this world, a healer, a giver, a lover, a sweet spirit. Instead of seeing the flaws, celebrate the good. You are strong, wonderful, and more than enough.”

~~~ Chloe Bell~~~

I will end with this:

” Your life becomes a masterpiece when you learn to master peace.”

*** Happy Birthday in parts unknown Warrior. Thank you for being that champion who never strayed from your beliefs, fought the naysayers that misunderstood you, had a brave heart, and learned to master peace near the end. I hope you celebrate in an ultimate way like only you can. I, like countless others who believed in you will always believe in myself. ~~~ 6/16/21. ~~~ Kathy

*** PHOTO CRED: Zach’s Underground Strength Gym, NJ***

P.S. While in the store last week, my total came to $16.00. The cashier said that was her first even number that day. Then, she asked what that was on my arm. I just said a tattoo. Nobody really notices my Warrior logo much anymore. She said it was cool… I didn’t put it all together until later.

It was a Wednesday when I blog Warrior writings, the total was 16, ( Warrior’s bday a week early) and her noticing my tattoo. Yes, I realize some may say it’s a “stretch” but not for me. I usually do get something around his bday and that was it. πŸ’™A three count too!

~~~ One more thing:

Steve Wilton ( Warrior’s former business manager) just appeared recently on “The Caiman Show” and discussed his relationship with Warrior, the HOF, his return to WWE, and more. Feel free to check it out here:

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The Three Jims…

I bet I fooled you all with this title. It isn’t about Warrior in the way you might think. πŸ€”After a few emotional weeks of writing, I’m back to a simpler one in a way. It’s much needed for me personally as I often thought of three other Jims in our lives. A few years back, I wrote about “The James Boys” regarding my son’s friends I was chaperoning for a school field trip. What a fun day that was. Well, that got me thinking of adult Jims that just happened to be in my husband’s life and mine. Could this even be a post? It is now and I needed a lighter topic anyway. Here’s the stories of our three Jims. *** Don’t worry, no mention of those other Jims on “Dark Side of the Ring.” Not those at all.., πŸ™„

When my husband was in middle and high school playing football, he had a best friend named Jim. They were super close and remained friends despite attending different colleges. He has so many pictures of them together just hanging out at each other’s houses. I loved knowing it all. Years later, my husband was best man in his 1st wedding and then he was best man in ours. Jim later remarried and had a daughter shortly after our son was born. I became friends with his second wife and visited when we could since they were out of town. They still kept in touch until early last year when things changed.

Jim had many issues over the years which caused much pain in various ways with his life. Politically, he and my husband disagreed tremendously but still seemed close. Jim then “unfriended” and also “blocked” my husband from facebook as it worsened. His marriage was falling apart and he was living elsewhere. He wouldn’t return phone calls either. My husband was devastated to hear all this and has lost contact with him pretty much. This is sad, I know πŸ˜₯but the Jim connection was there. It was there for over 30 years.

Another Jim in his life for a long while was a roommate he had over 25 years ago to share house expenses with. This guy is Jim B. number 2! No joke, both last names with a B. He was originally from South Dakota and we visited his family back in 2016 on our way to Keystone. That’s when my daughter found an Indiana quarter which is told in my book Spirit and Belief. Fun little tidbit… After being in Ohio many years, meeting his wife, and having three kids, he finally got transferred back to his hometown of Sioux Falls. They love it out there and I did too. Great family and my husband still has HIM on facebook. They keep in touch thru texting or phone calls sometimes too.

For me, I knew a Jim D. He was my boss at the second preschool I worked at for almost 8 years. We had our share of ups and downs but he was part of my life with lots of memories- good and bad. He could be a little “shady” with some personal aspects of his life but us teachers stood firm. I’d stand up to him many times as the warrior in me needed to do over various tasks. I’ve mentioned this Jim before as that school was in a few dreams of mine involving Warrior and Randy. He shook Randy’s hand as I will always remember. This was the school where we built obstacle courses and things like that. It was very different for me but so exciting too. The school is still there and I pass it on occasion. We bring our memories wherever we go, all of them.

These three Jims all remained in our lives for a while and created longevity just like another “Jim” did for me when I was a teen. Many years may pass, we lose contact, but always remember. Maybe we reconnect, maybe we don’t. My husband only has one Jim actively in his life now and I have one as well which you all know to be Warrior. I just remembered another Jim… His name is Jim Johnston and he is the gifted musician who created the Ultimate Warrior’s theme music of “Unstable.”

Maybe some of you have Jims in your life too. I hope they bring you more good memories than bad since that’s how it should be. Your Jims won’t be like mine but we all have one that is ultimately the same. Sure, he’ll always be Warrior to us and that’s ok. I just wanted to share a little of our Jims besides Warrior with all of you.

My husband and I both only have one Jim who we connect with anymore but for me, it’s in a different way now. One was famous, the other one not but the longevity will always remain with both. My son had his James Boys and we have the grown up Jims. Sometimes those adults named Jim could be difficult but they also showed their caring side. We have so many differences yet can be alike too. I’ve liked all the Jims in my life despite their flaws. I know they like me too despite mine. Thank you Jims for making me see all sides and especially thank you Warrior for all of yours. Whether he’s James, Jim, or Warrior- he’s all three to me. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

P.S. I do have to add yet ANOTHER Jim to this group! The mayor of our town is Jim G. Get this– my husband went to high school also with him and they lifted together in the weight room! πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Oh, my brother’s middle name is James and we are very close. πŸ˜‰Guess it’s the FIVE Jims after all!

*** WOW— my YouTube video on the Ultimate Warrior A&E bio has close to 800 views in a few weeks. Thank you to all those who left positive comments. I am truly humbled and thank you for being true fans of Warrior. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Never a Hiatus…

This post is a little bit of a follow-up concerning last week’s where I discussed the A&E Ultimate Warrior biography. ***BTW***~~~the video I made about my thoughts on that has almost 600 views in one week! I am ultimately floored. Thank you all and for the comments. I read each one… I’ll link the video at the end.

I had mentioned near the end of last week about PTSD and how I believe that could’ve been a factor for many of the wrestlers back then. Again, my view. Today, probably not so much as the pressure isn’t quite the same. Pro-wrestling never takes a hiatus like other sports or even T.V. shows. Most competitive sports have their 3-4 months of time and then they are done for a bit. The other shows we watch on T.V. are similar with their episodes running for a season and then they break. Remember back when if you missed a certain episode, no big deal? You’d just catch it again in the summer when they air all the repeats. Now, we have DVR ( which I don’t) and even original summer programming. You may never find that lost episode again unless you pay extra πŸ’΅to buy it.

I have noticed on occasion ( no, I don’t watch often) but the wrestling shows may air an episode twice for an “encore presentation” but I believe this to be if there is a holiday or anything like that. Correct me if I’m wrong. Other than that, nope- they are “on” all the time. Warrior rarely took any hiatus during his first few years in the company which was how it needed to be so he could get “over.” Some performers may strive to always be on while others may not. Sure, personally they can get breaks like a “fake suspension” or something and take a vacation. Also, some have filmed a reality show or even needed to be gone because of a movie deal. That was basically unheard of then and very different today indeed. Not to mention possible injuries.

I believe the freshness of the shows also keeps fans coming back. They know it’ll be new, exciting, and filled with the drama of entertainment. On the other hand, there is such pressure because of little downtime or just relaxing with something we’ve seen before. How does this never having a hiatus affect the athletes and staff? Well, that’s hard to say because I’m not part of it all. Some love always being in that spotlight but then others like their time away. Producing that many shows, having new content, or even traveling may take its toll with everyone involved.

I have said this before but again- so glad Warrior didn’t have kids when he was in the business. It would be that much harder I think leaving them but most guys probably got used to it. Possibly also when coming home, they would get busy with being a Dad again which could’ve helped their mentality. That would work in their favor but it also may not. After being gone for a while, do they remember the kids routines or schedules? Do they want to? Some may have even not been as busy and started to think about the business of wrestling again, training, missing the excitement and on and on. The roar of your kids at home may not be the same as the roar of the crowd in an arena. It can be the same as women now but I’m talking Warrior time here. Some even have met in the business and became a couple.

Could having kids though have helped Warrior be “Dad” instead of the “Ultimate Warrior” when he came home? It’s hard to say so I won’t. I do believe PTSD affects more people than just our military personnel. Yes, they would be affected the most but on some levels it can be an issue mentally. I am not comparing those in the military to wrestlers at all and PTSD psychologically with what they go thru but there are similarities in many ways. Having to be at the top and often does take its toll and it will without a hiatus very much. Think about all the emergency response members throughout the height of the pandemic. It affected them too.

This poses the question to all you warriors. Do you take a hiatus when needed or do you keep striving without rarely stopping? We all need breaks and we need them before being forced or before our health is involved. Take that downtime however you feel because it will matter. Being a pro-athlete, T.V. star, or anything connected to fame does make this all different with how you view success. It’s your timeline and your choice. Just make sure you become prepared to handle the business end and the hiatus end with a balance. It needs to be in every area as our lives depend on it. I am NOT saying any wrestler ever had PTSD at all, just connectors.

Without wrestling taking a hiatus, it will influence their lives in many ways opposite ours. They need to make decisions to stay mentally balanced as well. Whatever your life path, take a rest, break, hiatus, or anything that moves you in another direction for a while. Without it, you will find things extremely challenging in this life. Warrior did take those hiatuses for different reasons and I am glad he did. I didn’t know what I know now. The shows may never take a hiatus but as people, it’s a must.

P.S. Here’s the link on my thoughts about the Ultimate Warrior bio:

https://youtu.be/cMRJp-pwQuo

~~~ if for some reason, this link isn’t active, just look up my YouTube page and you’ll find it there!

P.P.S. Oh, I realized we don’t carry the VICE network so couldn’t watch “Dark Side of the Ring’s” Becoming Warrior. BUT, I did watch after seeing it posted on a U.W. fb group. This was different than the A&E bio…

*** Despite all that was said by others, ( which most stuff by the guys I knew of already πŸ™„πŸ˜‘) I am glad his humor was mentioned. That I will say. We are ALL capable of doing great things as Warrior had said. Listen to your inner self, not outer critics.

*** Just because I watched this, doesn’t mean I am anti-Warrior or anti-Dana at all. That will NEVER EVER be. I am stronger mentally and emotionally now so I needed to prove it. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

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The Warrior Biography…

Well, here we go warriors. I decided to give my views on WWE’s A &E biography about the Ultimate Warrior. There were so many comments on several social media sites including a few groups I belong to. I have a feeling they will go on for a while.., This Thurs., the VICE network is airing “Becoming Warrior” as part of their “Dark Side of the Ring” Series. Am sure that will be highly negative from previews I have seen so we’ll find out. I’ll let you know if I watch. 😬

To begin with, I wasn’t that emotional at all although did have some moments the next day when it hit me more. *** SPOILER ALERT*** here for anyone not having viewed it yet. My husband was in the room, headphones on and watching another show on his tablet. He knew enough for him but still is kinda clueless. He asked if Indy ( Warrior’s oldest daughter) was his wife and if Sting was him! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈThat’s ok, he made me laugh. I did have to turn away from parts like the casket and snake stuff. Still don’t want to look at that. Also, had to turn away from his last RAW speech. Too emotional for me always.

I do like learning new info so loved seeing his Mom talk about him even though there were tough times. Very glad also to see Coach Pate from Warrior’s High School and an old friend of his too. I loved that. Those people genuinely cared about “Jim” as he cared about them.

So many things I would’ve liked to see that weren’t mentioned at all. How about WMVII? No clips of that in Randy’s bio either, hmmm… why not? That Career Ending Retirement match stole the Heavyweight match’s thunder. Maybe that’s why. Also, no WCW run albeit a short one and I know Warrior disliked that time but still part of his career. I was thinking also Triple H might’ve spoken about WMXII ( which could’ve been negative) BUT he was instrumental in bringing Warrior back and into the HOF. Yeah, where was that? Warrior DID have friends in the business( I can list plenty!) – aww- thanks Shane McMahon and WAS (still is as a Spirit) funny! Maybe that could’ve softened the “loner” factor or drug angle some. True fans would love that aspect besides the family love of Dana and the girls. His later life of art and motivational ( not political) speeches were great also but I realize two hours is way too short!

Most were discussing the “apology video” which I had heard about as well. That boy in the airport has been talked about for a while now. I found out he was the kid of a big head honcho at the network of syndication which was a huge deal. Bret Hart has even mentioned this ugh… Well, all of them were under tremendous pressure, overworked, or exhausted and probably didn’t always want to talk to fans- even little ones. Warrior didn’t like being approached and they knew this already.

I realize it’s “business” but perhaps another idea could’ve worked better. If that exec wanted a “video apology” maybe a compromise? Record it privately, send it to him, and give some autograph pics. Maybe even meet face to face. That just made Warrior more frustrated. Yes, the business stuff was difficult for Warrior but another solution probably could’ve worked that would be in agreement with all. Maybe not but that’s just my take.

Another aspect is the different drugs which some might have been familiar with that Warrior took besides steroids. Others may have taken them too for anxiety, depression, pain, etc. Was he diagnosed with anxiety or depression? I don’t know but that lifestyle was so different to maintain along with your sanity. Nowadays, they have counselors to help with this but back then, not so much.

When you are performing at that level, much is expected of you professionally and you have to always be your best. Physically, emotionally, mentally- it all matters. Who are we to judge? Of course I wish he didn’t have to go thru that but it humanizes him. How would we react to that situation of fame? Demons from our past will always be there. We need to work thru them to heal and unless we do, they will manifest in ugly ways. I am grateful for his sacrifices and have compassion for anyone struggling.

The last thing I will mention is his UCONN speech of 2005 about the gay population. It was relieving to hear Dana say how he did feel bad about the statement. We all have said or done things we cannot take back or get into a heated argument with another. His comments started a huge debate that still rages with internet trolling today. I personally believe he could’ve worded it better based on his own beliefs but he always said what he thought. I also personally believe one comment should not define someone. Yes, Warrior said many things over the years but this one is so memorable. Again, we can say our opinions as that is our right. Agree or not, it shouldn’t make one call another such foul language that isn’t even human. Some had said such vile things about Warrior and this topic. I’m not defending his statement but just having respect for an opinion. Move on. Our lives deserve better attention than comments made.

O.K., whew… That was enough. A side note here is this: many wrestlers probably suffered from PTSD with having been on the road and then coming home. Their character becomes such a part of them which can be quite challenging. Portraying that character for a duration would put stress on anyone trying to be different at home. Again, just my thoughts here…

I did enjoy the biography but still believe more HAPPY could’ve been in it. It took Warrior a long time to get there but he finally did. He shouldn’t have felt like he had to prove his happiness later on but he always did. He also shouldn’t have watched the “Self-Destruction” DVD and perhaps I shouldn’t watch “Becoming Warrior” either… If I do, I won’t let it destroy me. The Warrior in me loves the Warrior in him and that is nor will it ever be destroyed…

P.S. This was REALLY hard for me to write as I have never addressed some of these topics. I won’t anymore. The bio was a long time coming and for me, it’s been a year and a half since my “Wild Warrior Buffalo Dream” which connects to this. Onto other posts!

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Dreaming of a Time…πŸ˜΄πŸ’•

Another first warriors. I never wanted to do this but felt it necessary considering my subject for today. Never, ever, ever have I used a photo with Dana and didn’t really want to. My intention wasn’t to put her face or the girls on this blog and I still held back just a little. This pic is perfect since it shows she and Warrior waiting on baby Indiana’s arrival. I had other ideas but this one fits. Dana is on this blog for once. Here’s the reason…

Several months ago, I had the second dream about Dana and me. The only other one is in my book Spirit and Belief all about a class she taught on Warrior’s beliefs that I attended. She has been in a few other dreams too but besides these, all involved Warrior. This one like the class did not. I’m not some kind of freak or anything, dreams just happen as regular readers know. My cousin and I just finished our “Aura of Dreams” video which has been many months coming. I’ll send that out as a P.S. for any interested in such a broad topic. I mention my book and of course Warrior too! So, only fitting that I share this dream today.

It took place at a high school many years ago. Dana and I were classmates together. Well, we are the same age so there ya go! I can picture her hair braided down the sides as she had done in photos a few years ago. We weren’t totally close friends but more like acquaintances who knew of each other. We were in Phys. Ed. or Gym class together and she did get into fitness later on in her life. I can see our blue gym uniforms too. I HAD to talk to her but could never get close enough. What I had to say was so very important, she just must hear it!

Here’s where it gets a little “different” for all you skeptics. The reason I needed to get close to her was because I knew a piece of her future. How do you tell a classmate that you know she’s gonna marry a guy who is famous as a pro- wrestler? Yep, I KNEW that in this dream. Um, that would sound nuts, don’t ya think? I tried following her but didn’t want her close friends to think I was a stalker girl! 😬Even though I knew this news sounded so cool, she’d just laugh in my face or who knows what else? So I thought.,,

I do have a little bit of premonition with my spiritual gifts but it just seems to come out in some Warrior stuff. “The Ninja Turtle Warrior Dream” is also in my book and blogged years ago. I can’t possibly forget “The Basketball Premonition” about my NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. A third premonition involved the “Wild Warrior Buffalo Dream” since you know there had to be a three count! ***That connects to the documentary on Warrior coming up THIS Sunday, May 23rd from 8-10 p.m. on the A&E network.

It’s a rarity I tell ya but to have this dream about Dana was amazing or should I say ultimate! I don’t believe I ever told her but in the dream I was my teenage self following the Ultimate Warrior thru the T.V. like in real life. She didn’t even follow wrestling then and wouldn’t know who he was. If she did, maybe then she’d react differently. I guess it would depend on if she “liked” him or not. Teenage girls, such emotion.

I hadn’t remembered much after a few times of following her around secretly in our high school. I must’ve woken up then. I never felt bad about it much either as it was exciting on my end. Maybe the message was to embrace this gift of mine and not fear it. I do after all have others that come out and Warrior has ultimately helped along the way. Maybe he helped “write” this dream? I don’t fully know but perhaps someday I will…

Us fans know of course she did marry that pro- wrestler many years later and they had a great life together with their beautiful girls. I never got other details besides her just marrying him as an adult but it was gifted to me as a teen in this dream. I was either out west or she was out my way. That wasn’t even part of it at all. I wonder how people who do have much premonition in their lives really feel about it? It’s not like the 2007 Sandra Bullock movie with me but for some, it could be. I get good stuff and I hope it stays that way.

Whatever gifts you have whether spiritual or not, share them in a way that works. Don’t keep them hidden as we need like minded people to open up with. I share to educate but hopefully not to intimidate. Warrior’s passing brought my gifts out more fully although some I did have for years but just felt unaware. Our journeys are different and we must face it all because warriors fight on.

I loved being in that dream with Dana despite never telling her the future news. No, I can’t predict anyone’s future and don’t want to. Maybe she and I have a connection also as I’d be honored if we do. ❀️Let’s just say I don’t want to go back to high school! I have my own kids there now but memories will always remain— even with the future “Mrs. Warrior.” πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯°

P.S. Don’t forget fans- the A&E documentary on Warrior airs THIS Sunday, May 23rd from 8-10 p.m. … This might be my next blog post subject! πŸ€”πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

P.P.S. Here is the video link for : “The Aura of Dreams.”

https://youtu.be/Eljy2fgEMaY

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From Parts Unknown…

Ah yes… This expression was used often by the Ultimate Warrior as it became quite famous in of itself. It actually is still referenced today but again as with most concepts he used, it goes deeper. I’m going a little deeper today as I thought of what to share. My thoughts go from sharing to not, details that will be accepted or freak some of you out, and all that in between. Well, after having a few similarities with some other men in my life, I decided to express my views to all of you.

Hold onto those ropes warriors because this post is kinda different and personal in a new way. Just to preface— I’m not getting religious or even super spiritual but just trying to help you find connectors despite perhaps a sad subject. I’m also not going overboard on emotion but explaining details that involve a three count of my uncle, father- in-law, and Warrior. All three have passed but they share some aspects of parts unknown together. They also share parts in my book Spirit and Belief. Now, they are in a blog post together. Imagine that!

All three had the Universe working to keep them around for a few events in their lives before heading up to parts unknown. My uncle had experienced ill health for a while and by the year 2002, was getting worse. First, it was my wedding and then 2 weeks later was my cousin’s who is his youngest daughter. Little did I know with all the planning just how sick he truly was. Here’s another 222 I referenced last week. Our wedding happened, 2 weeks after was my cousin’s, and then 2 weeks later my uncle passed away. I don’t fully know if he asked to be kept around just to be part of these weddings but am so grateful he was. Not only was he my uncle but he was also my godfather. Even though it became a huge loss, he got to be there for those family celebrations. I needed to see the good.

My father-in-law ( who has a big story in my book but my uncle gets a spirit visit dream mention) shared a little bit of a family event just in a smaller way. I won’t describe my experience in the book but in 2009 after surviving the previous year with many problems, he passed a few days after my son’s 5th birthday. We had promised this boy a small family party at Chuck E. Cheese for months now and he was so excited. Nobody wants someone to pass on their birthday although my uncle above did pass on one of his grandson’s birthdays. It was sad then but I like to look at it as a special connection they have now.

Back to my father-in-law’s story. I did ask to please keep him around so our excited boy could celebrate his special day. I know prayers or requests aren’t always answered in the way we hope but for this time, it was. When my husband visited his Dad in the hospital early that morning, he wished his grandson a happy 5th birthday. Parts unknown delivered and even though my father-in-law wasn’t able to join us, he was still here just less than an hour away.

That takes us to Warrior. I know fans will always speculate on so many details of his passing and I’m not dwelling on the sadness. We all have questions like: “Did he know he was dying?” or “Did he ask to just have that weekend before he goes?” Oh, so many, many more that are not for us to know. Despite all that, the Universe up in parts unknown kept him here to become part of WWE history with WMXXX weekend. I thank God or our Creator, Source, and anything you’d like to call it for keeping him around during all of that. It could have been so much worse with what happened based on where, how, who, and all those extra details. I have my questions always too but we need the good warriors, we ultimately do. πŸ’™

With all three of these men, the Universe up in parts unknown delivered some sadness but enabled the good to happen first. Can you connect this to anyone or other situations in your life? It doesn’t have to be passed loved ones at all but maybe just perhaps some events that universally lined up in a certain way. I realize there is never a perfect time for anything as we have our lives to live.

Maybe you got that job raise just when a new baby arrived in your home. Perhaps even you had an outdoor event scheduled, had to change it but luckily your change resulted in a sunny day. Had it not been switched, a rainout would’ve happened. Look at situations like that warriors. We have to because up in parts unknown, they want us happy. Things won’t always work out as we plan them to but eventually we will see the good. Just be open to it.

Of course I didn’t want any of those men to pass away then and I went thru all the stages of grief like we all do. Whether or not you believe in these universal aspects, just know with the right perspective, you’ll understand parts unknown a little better. When looking back on all three, I know the Universe I believe in was helping on those days. My uncle, father-in-law, and Warrior don’t know each other but I DO know they are grateful having been around to experience a few more celebrated days. I love them all and know they love me always from parts unknown… πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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Corners of the Ring πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

Before starting today’s post, those numbers keep coming my way. Here are the last two I noticed. Just recently, post number 222 was written. Guess I never paid that much attention to these triple digits much past 100. I just thought it was cool! That takes us to today as this was originally called: “Four Corners of the Ring.” That title was too long and the number four has been referenced a few times as it’s brought back yet again. I bet you fans already would know corners of the ring obviously means four.

I wanted to take a wrestling term and apply it to our lives but that’s kinda what I do on here much anyways. Well, it’s the perfect metaphor so I decided to run with it. Not like the Ultimate Warrior but am sure you get the idea, lol! The wrestlers have that squared circle of four corners but us “humanoids” as Bobby “The Brain” or “weasel” Heenan would say have our four corners too. Here’s my list and you can mix it up, overlap some, or add anything you wish.

1. Yourself ( personality, beliefs, hobbies, Spirit)

2. Family ( Home Life)

3. Work/ School ( financial livelihood, profession, career, business)

4. Friends (social activities, recreation)

Again, you can relate this to your own life personally but think I covered the basic areas.

As with both my blogs, one word that does seem to repeat is balance. That’s tough, isn’t it? We may never have all four totally balanced as one might suffer but we do the best because we’re warriors. You can also list them in any way of your choosing but do you agree with my list? Those wrestlers also had four corners of their lives that weren’t just four corners of the ring. Maybe one area would dominate but all four would still be there. Your ranking and actions decide on how the four corners work in your life. Most of us don’t have a wrestling ring to bounce off of but we certainly bounce around enough trying to balance those areas without ropes holding us up.

Which area(s) need improvement? All can be better but what is your strength or weakness? Maybe some days it’s different depending on your schedule. After all, we can’t do too much in a day that’s only 24 hours minus eating and sleeping. You might also have those days that feel like a wrestling ring as one keeps fighting off many opponents. Your worst opponent can also be yourself trying too hard getting it all done.

Warrior definitely had to balance his four corners that mentally felt like gorilla press slams at times. Of course during his entire career, number 2 on my list wasn’t much of a factor for him. Thankfully, he never had to balance that family life with a work life on the road.

Some may say he didn’t have much as far as number four goes but your list will never equate another’s and shouldn’t. Yours is yours and how you balance it is all up to you. For the most part, his four corners of opponents were primarily number 1 and 3. Yes, over time the others get involved but with wrestling as his number 3, he always put number 1 first. It can be misunderstood as being selfish but isn’t at all. His beliefs defined him in such a way that without them, he would never have a 2, 3, or 4. That’s exactly how it should be for us all which is why I ranked them in such an order.

We need to spend time on each corner of our rings and in each. Let’s not judge one another based on what each corner holds. You may have something in one of your corners that someone else doesn’t. They can form tag teams at times too. We need that extra help when we’re down. This doesn’t mean each should get less time to fully participate in your matches of life. We will never be exactly right on any as the scales may tip quite often. Use your time wisely as Warrior referenced often in his videos. Yes, it’s hard, it all is. Your response to them is what matters.

If one isn’t handled well, the others may fall apart too. It’s o.k. to not know the outcome. We aren’t handed a script like the wrestlers are but just show up and do the work to balance those four corners. So, warriors-what are your four corners of the ring and do they compare to mine? If you had 2 tag teams in a match, wouldn’t all 4 participants want a chance in that ring? Of course they would but not all will get the pin. You are the writer so you get to plan it all. Just make sure the winner isn’t for anyone else but you. The audience in wrestling may let their feelings known as to favorites but in your life, all is fair. Keep that balance of your four corners without getting disqualified. Life is many matches, let’s all be ultimate winners! πŸ’―πŸ’œ

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Looking Back on Gifts πŸŽ

Well, warriors- I finally did it! I posted a pic of the DVD and book together as today it’s about my memories of receiving both. Of course “The Ultimate Collection” DVD was released in 2014 and the book “A Life Lived Forever” in 2015. In typical ME fashion, I have a few stories to share upon finding each gift at my house. πŸ“—πŸ“€

Let’s start with the DVD since that was first. When Warrior had passed, I had seen clips of WWE’s “Warrior Week” and a pop up on the screen was of “The Ultimate Collection.” I had heard he was working on this and synchronistically (remember that?) it was coming out in April. My mind didn’t even want to focus on that since I was listening to these commentators sitting around a table discussing Warrior. I didn’t order then but within a day or so knew buying it was a must. Unlike collectors who may possibly get anything they can lay their hands on, I looked up reviews and found out pretty much what was included. The “Always Believe” DVD was similar but listening to his family at that time would have been way too emotional. I also didn’t want to hear others opinions and really, I just wanted Warrior’s words his way.

The DVD arrived on the last day of my kids Spring Break, that figures. At least it wasn’t a Saturday when my husband would check the mail. No way was I ready to explain this to him at all. After a few agonizing days of waiting, finally I had the house to myself. It actually was raining so even MORE time if I wanted since the dog wouldn’t get her walk. I get upset too if she doesn’t get her walk in but not that day!! I spent about 3 days on and off watching and for the first time in a while, I laughed! Big belly laughs came out of me as I texted my brother much about matches, interviews, and much more. He was very gracious to answer despite not on a lunch break, lol.,, So many flashbacks and so many new things too.

***SPOILER ALERT***

For those that don’t own one or both, you may want to skip these next few parts. I am doing a little bit of a spoiler alert here so read at your own risk!

I had forgotten about Lord Alfred Hayes, didn’t know Percival “Percy” Pringle III from the Dingo Warrior days was Paul Bearer later on, and had no idea “The Disciple” in WCW was none other than Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake! So much fun it was to reminisce…

Now, let’s move onto the book “A Life Lived Forever.” Once I heard about it’s release, I didn’t need to look up anything this time. Triple H had done a short video but I already knew it was coming my way. After arriving home from the grocery store one morning in April ( yes again) of 2015, there was a package on my front stoop. I knew it was the book. I didn’t even unpack hardly anything before opening it up. Good thing it wasn’t hot outside or my freezer stuff would’ve been melting! πŸ₯΅πŸ₯Ά

Here’s the interesting part. For some odd reason, I opened the book from back to front first. Why did I do that? Of course I had no idea ( SPOILER again) the personal letters from his warrior girls ended the book. That was more than enough to distract me from the stacked food on my kitchen table. I then immediately closed it as tears formed in my eyes. Am sure you know it became my reading material for the next few days. Some stories in there I knew but then there were those WOW and shocker moments for me.

I am so grateful to have both these gifts as they have inspired me in so many ultimate ways. I do hope more people can understand who Warrior genuinely was in spite of his difficult past. One of my favorite parts is when they ranked his greatest matches and most would think WMVI would be number 1. It isn’t. It’s number 2 behind WMVII. Sorry, spoiler again! I loved Warrior and Randy together and can really see why that was picked as number 1. I also am glad more is explained in detail about Warrior’s HOF induction as talks happened a few years prior than most think. We need the good, bad, AND great as it’s all in there. I never even saw Dana’s foreword until weeks later as the pages were stuck together! They also have an old wrestling license of Warrior’s as Jim Hellwig of course but when did he live in Oregon? Such great stuff and it definitely will stay with me for years. πŸ’™

So, warriors-there’s my stories of both the DVD and book. I can add many more but will leave it at this. Am sure any of you who own them have your memories of receiving and can share too. Not everyone will have reactions to collectibles or purchases but I am always ultimately humbled that I do! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’œπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ€—

P.S. I forgot another number. Last week’s date was 4-21-21!

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What’s in Your Gear Bag?

Let’s answer this question the obvious way first warriors. We can start with what the Ultimate Warrior would pack in his own gear bag. Am sure there would be a water bottle, sweat towel, change of clothes, an energy drink or snack maybe, and perhaps back in the day- face paint! Your “gear” could be the same ( minus the paint) along with our personal items. Us women could use a make-up boost after sweating to a workout.

Now, let’s think more about what’s really in our gear bag. These things aren’t of a physical nature at all but should always be with us. Confidence, energy, stamina, integrity, determination, and so many other virtues have to be packed all the time. Warrior had plenty of those, do you? Some come out of the bag during that intense workout but some stay hidden always “zipped” shut. It’s not that bad when those traits are just about us but when they involve others is when an ultimate challenge begins. We can work on ourselves all the time in many areas of our lives and it’s tough. It’s even tougher when we tag team relationships into a gear bag that’s already packed full.

Our whole being and personality are packed so tight that when it gets messed up or jostled around, we panic. Hand raised here. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ “I know I packed those socks, where are they?” If only life were as simple as a missing pair of 🧦. It isn’t just about bringing that gear bag to the gym everyday. Sometimes we empty the whole thing or simply only pack a few necessary items for a brief time. Quite the metaphor for life as you can probably figure out where this is headed. We let some people in and bring them close but then others we may not ever see at the “gym.”

Do you have a big gear bag always ready to go for anything while being throughly prepared? You could be the one who only brings the essentials and wings it depending on what workout you’ll do. The truth is warriors- we do both and are both. Everyday is not the same although it could start out that way. We may pack for something we don’t truly WANT and then find ourselves missing something we truly NEED. It’s like literally packing for weather we can’t control but of course I mean deeper stuff here.

The workout of life is much harder than just hitting the gym for a few hours. Just make sure despite what you pack, you’ll be prepared for anything because that’s how we have to be. Isn’t that the Boy Scout motto? We make sure we have our wallet, keys, and phone but we need to have our REAL stuff in there too. Your inner character counts the most as possessions can be replaced.

Warrior always brought HIMSELF along with any gear bag he might’ve had. Sure, the gyms changed over the years as did the workouts some but his essence never did. Whether he was in character as the Ultimate Warrior or Warrior, his gear bag contained his disciplines, beliefs, and passions all the same.

Let’s remember no matter where our gear bag takes us, that it’ll keep the good stuff despite any of the bad. We also can’t be so zipped up that’s it’s air tight. Open it up a little to breathe. That workout isn’t gonna be easy all the time but we show up because that’s what warriors do. If something doesn’t work anymore, get rid of it and begin again. Gear, just like relationships change over time so you need to decide what to pack and what to leave behind.

We will always have our physical selves in that gear bag but don’t forget your emotional and mental selves too. Those are just as important if not more so. What’s in your gear bag warriors? Well, only you will really know that answer as most can be the same. Once you leave your workout of life, you’ll know what you packed mattered and made a difference. Warrior made a difference and he wants us all to make one too so always believe! Unzip it and use what works, leave the rest…

P.S. All those who read my synchronicities last week with numbers, it was post number 222! How about that? 😳

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