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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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!

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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

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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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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

*** We discuss Dreams, reincarnation, the afterlife, my book, Warrior ( of course!) and many other topics! 39:57 in length.

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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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A Genuine Trust πŸ’™πŸ’™#25

If any of you were here with me last week, remember how I said there would be another milestone? Well, here it is. Those two great men you see in that photo were part of WrestleMania XII which was 25 years ago TODAY. These Wednesdays, I tell ya… more will be coming so I hope you fans stick around! I’m not analyzing their quick squash match back in 1996 but getting to the heart here which was genuine trust. I know it wasn’t there all those years ago but slowly grew along with their relationship. That trust enabled both to work together and get the Ultimate Warrior in the WWE HOF where he belonged.

Many times I thought to write about Warrior and Triple H and then the idea got table turned. Destiny called and I listened. Now, it is time on their anniversary date so how fitting that I waited. I know Triple H has kept Warrior’s Ambassador Agreement personally and I am so grateful he shared it in the book: “A Life Lived Forever.” Also, so very ultimately grateful he worked tirelessly along with Steve Wilton to get the Ultimate Warrior’s legacy preserved in the WWE Universe.

I’ve mentioned before how I also had and sometimes continue to have trust issues. Many of us do but all for different reasons. Warrior was hurt and betrayed many times in his life so trust was very difficult for him. With his estrangement from Vince and company, it made sense. To us fans, Triple H was our hero! To Warrior, he was Paul forging a genuine trust that would indeed become ultimate.

With many relationships of mine that I truly desired, I was Triple H. (aka Paul) Sometimes, it would work well but then other times, the person opposite wouldn’t connect at all. Have you been on either side? I know better now and realize some relationships aren’t meant to be or even are irreparable. Those men worked at it and eventually got to the place they both wanted and needed. It doesn’t always happen that way for many of us. I’ve had to end relationships that pained me to do so. Often times I’d wonder if the other person was as upset as I was. This of course can be with family, friends, co-workers, or romantic partners.

I tried racking my brain to think of a time when someone truly kept fighting for me when I didn’t fight back. Ya know- when I’d be like Warrior was with Triple H and not returning the calls, emails, texts, or any communication. I honestly couldn’t even think of one time, not one. Yes, my husband would do this always ( fight for me) and maybe birth family could be obligatory for some but outside of those, nobody. I’m not saying this out of pity but just for the mere fact that we all have those more dominant traits or strengths. I can be stubborn too but usually am more of the fighter for people than they are for me. Times have changed of course and I do know a few that would have my back now.

Warrior did not want any relationship with WWE whatsoever but deep down, he was too hurt to admit that his career should be acknowledged. They just had to tell the right story and lots needed to happen getting that done.

Have you ever fought hard for someone that forged a genuine trust? It’s such a hard word as we put ourselves out there every single time. We need that middle once again of not trusting everyone and not trusting anyone. Relationships are a tug of war as both need to give and take on that rope which ties us into the ring of life. Once trust is started, it needs to keep going until it strengthens. Warrior was great at pushing his body to keep going but needed to push his emotions to keep going too.

I could’ve used a photo from their “controversial” WMXII match but always loved this one of just two friends hanging out. I hope you agree. I didn’t use it to be sad because we can’t dwell there. That’s affected me enough and in more ways than I will ever share. A genuine trust was finally made many years later as both men become allies. Can you say that about another? That’s tough to think about if you’ve never been in a situation similar. The other part of this equation is of course forgiveness. Warrior was able to do that during WMXXX weekend with many as it should be. I for one KNEW his HOF speech would not be bashing or criticizing extremely at all. Yes, his family was there but guess I just thought differently. Hopefully, 18 years would do that for any of us.

If you have genuine trust that became strong after both agreed to forgiveness, I am proud of you. Those men got to a good place together and I am extremely humbled all the time with that memory. HAPPY 25th WMXII ( other matches too!) Let’s be better by always building that genuine trust with others thru forgiveness. We are all worth fighting for. Your heart will tell you so. Keep the good ones like Warrior and Triple H did. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»

P.S. I happened to find some videos from “Dayz with Jordan the Lion” who does travel vlogs. He was always a fan of Warrior’s and shares footage of where the gym was in AZ. He gets to go inside as it is now a bagel shop. No spoilers but some items are preserved!

*** He also visits the hotel area where Warrior passed. Emotional for sure. πŸ’” *** Another video is him traveling to CA where the old Gold’s Gym was located. Sting co-owned it and that was where he and Warrior worked out. It’s now a huge auto parts store.

Here is the link to Warrior’s old gym: https://youtu.be/2GA6xgRnS80 *** 19:33 in length.

P.P.S. We are going on a little vacation over Spring Break here but stay tuned for more milestones when I return!

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My Ultimate Ladybug Story… πŸžπŸž

***First off , the Ultimate Warrior website is BACK! I just noticed it the other day when looking something else up! www.ultimatewarrior.com *** Of course the recent news is the A&E documentary plus another one coming up too, very exciting! Check it out fans!!

Now, onto today’s post…

If you’re looking for a big wrestling connection this week, you won’t find it here today. I wrote a similar post last week on Spirit and Belief but thought it fit with warrior writings as well. They are after all a great tag team! It may not directly get “roped” into Warrior but there is a slight connection. Let me begin.

A few weeks ago, my son found a tiny ladybug crawling on the threshold of his bedroom door out in the hallway. My almost 17 year old called to show me, I was so touched. He seemed fascinated just like he did as a kid. It crawled on his finger and then he let it go. This man child always loved bugs, worms, and frogs. He would watch them for what seemed like hours. His sister on the other hand smashed the ant hills, broke apart the worms, and scared away the baby frogs her brother noticed in the mud at the park.

That of course was when they both were such littles but some aspects of our personalities never change. I love his observations but her curiosity got piqued too. Warrior was like that with observing and then acting. We watch, wait, and then see what happens before taking action. The results may be different but the process involves the same steps.

How many of you enjoyed watching those animals when you were younger and maybe still do? I bet there are those who are smashers too! I’m not talking about ending little lives here but most of us are guilty of acting out of the “norm” in some way. I know somebody else who was not a “normal” either. He’s ⬆️. We may not be observers all the time but for me, I’ll always be first to watch.

That takes us to the rest of this story. Did ya think it was just the beginning with that cute ‘lil ladybug? Nope- there’s more. The next night after getting warmed up in bed for a bit, off came my socks. I usually start with them on and then place both nearby if needing warmth again later. Can’t sleep with cold feet! πŸ₯ΆI put them behind my pillow so that’s where they stayed until morning.

While making the bed the next A.M., I saw what appeared as a fuzzy from one of my socks. Good thing I didn’t brush it away as it was our friend Miss Ladybug! Well, I like to think it was the same one anyway. Could it possibly have been that exact ladybug from my son’s doorway? She was still alive as I allowed her to crawl on my arm while pondering just a bit. It was then I remembered Dana referring to Indy as having the name “ladybug” by she and Warrior when being a little girl. Indiana is their older daughter for those unaware. Dana once told a story of when Indy was getting ready to move to California her senior year of high school. It’s been a few years now. She was planning on staying with a host family to train as a ballerina 🩰, I do hope she has succeeded! Indy, her mom, and younger sister Mattie were all saying goodbye in their driveway when a ladybug landed on Indy’s arm. Dana says: “Daddy is here with us.” Of course he was as Indy is their little ladybug. I believe, they believed, I hope you do too.

Do I think Warrior sent that ladybug to our house? Who knows and I wouldn’t want to “steal” his sign to Indy. That ladybug made its way from my son’s room, thru the hallway, and into my closed bedroom door. Then, she landed on my pillow. Was she there all night? I’ll never fully know. Ladybugs aren’t just lucky but they represent happiness, love, metamorphosis, ( me and Indy!) divine intervention, and many other qualities. With all that’s been going on concerning my physical health lately, I was overwhelmed by this beautiful visitor.

Sure, winged creatures are signs and most may know about my many bird adventures or a πŸ¦‹ story. I even had those tenacious toads. All except the butterfly are told in my book Spirit and Belief. Once in a while, new signs come our way and it’s up to us to fully believe or not. I choose to ultimately believe and know I am guided always. Once I placed the ladybug on my dresser and left it alone, I never saw her again. I sure hope the cat didn’t get involved but I like to believe she came for a reason and went on her way.

Indy was Warrior and Dana’s little ladybug but my son and I got our very own which led to this story. Whatever your signs are, let intuition lead to believe, trust, and know it is for you. Even if our ladybug wasn’t connected to Warrior, the Universe is there in ways we may not always understand. It is the journey like Warrior said and what a journey my ladybug made just to get me to notice.

She may not have been the same one but to me, she was. That ladybug flew to our house in the winter when they are not around much. I thank her for showing me her sign of ultimate love! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’–

P.S. Just got word of this: Pro Wrestling Defined YouTube channel just released a new video with Steve Wilton (Warrior’s former business manager.) He discusses a few other guys he has worked with but mostly all Warrior stuff. Much about the last few days before he passed, WM30 weekend. Time is 1:18:36.

https://youtu.be/KTUY-1ZQltw

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Be a Champion πŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ»

***Before today’s post: Yet another YouTube situation. It seems Andrew William Wright’s documentary on Warrior called: “I Stand Alone” has been removed. So, for whatever reasons, it is no longer available. My apologies to any of you searching…

Alright, I know. That photo above of the Ultimate Warrior was not when he was a “champion” with a belt or title reign. I specifically chose one that wouldn’t depict being a champion in that way. It’s hard to believe I’ve never “wrestled” with this topic really. I probably have mentioned it multiple times or when referencing winning but not in the way it will be presented today.

The literal meaning of a champion is being the best and then having some sort of object to show off after a big win. We know this with all that sports and entertainment brings. You may even have your own personal collection of school related items that prove you won something as a champion. We tend to use stuff to equate with being the champion in our field of expertise. Ribbons for just participating just don’t cut it in our minds, do they? Why is this? Well, it’s all those societal rules and someone has to be on top to get rewarded. Guess what? In all this, it’s every one of us.

You read that right. We are all champions at different aspects of our lives. Sure, maybe you may get some recognition for a position you’ve attained and that should be celebrated. Hard work will earn that for you and we shouldn’t eliminate accolades. What I’m saying is that every person is a champion or at least I hope you agree. Maybe we don’t always make the best decisions or have regrets since none of us are perfect. A champion believes in themselves and doing good everyday. You may not even realize how you are one until it gets pointed out. Kinda like creating your impact of a few weeks ago.

What kind of champion are you? We need to champion ourselves and others by being the best we can. There will be mistakes but I know you will look at an experience and find what made you a champion. Was it that kind word to a stranger? Maybe it was that game you played with your kids? It doesn’t have to involve your actual paying job. Even after wrestling, Warrior continued on being a champion with his impassioned speeches most of all. Yes, he had other ventures but wanted his messages known and he did just that. Believing in yourself was it and still is to this day. If he even got one person to “always believe” in themselves, that was being a true champion. We all need to fight for those causes most dear to us in whatever way works.

If you need inspiration, turn to music. This might sound crazy but it works for me so why not? Look to all those songs that mention being a champion. They may invoke competition but it’s the FEELING behind a song, remember? I happen to love “We are the Champions” by Queen. I do think of Warrior with some lyrics as being bittersweet. The song “Roar” by Katy Perry also invokes being a champion. Whatever gets you motivated to get out there and make a difference, do it! We were born to be champions and your way will look different from another. Think also of virtues and many have I blogged on here. I can think of plenty that involve being a champion like honesty, integrity, a good character, respect, and so many more. Take those virtues and apply them to being a champion always.

It may be difficult to not feel pressure coming from all sides but you need to believe that what you do matters. Your life as a champion really does count. You may not be that exact champion who follows their own set of rules like someone else above but prove it your way. Being a champion isn’t always about winning some materialistic keepsake ( although they are nice to have.) It’s about using your perspectives, voice, beliefs, and actions to empower your own sense of self and others. It also isn’t just using your body like wrestlers do but using that brain and most importantly your heart you have been given.

As parents, we will certainly champion our kids in every situation. That gets them believing in themselves because they should. You don’t need to be a huge humanitarian or philanthropist to become a champion either. It all starts small with little things as I always stress. It begins in our homes and then moves outward into classrooms where teachers assume the champion role. Then, it expands into business and careers or even just living within our everyday lives.

So, warriors- how do you see yourself as a champion? Don’t look to the titles or belts like that of pro- wrestling but go within yourself and those virtues you possess. Use them to be a champion in whatever stage of this precious life you are in. Most of us won’t do those huge memorable acts known throughout the world but we can champion our own corner of the world.

It is in all of us if we just take the time and reflect on what the word champion truly is about. The Ultimate Warrior was a champion back then but we are champions of today. He is remembered and we will also be. It’s all up to you and how being a champion is brought to life by your own abilities to be one. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰

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Silly or Serious? πŸ˜œπŸ€”

There’s a question for you warriors. If you have ever watched pro-wrestling, is it silly or serious? When I first started watching, I loved the silliness of it all way back when. Does anyone remember the Piledriver album and the music videos they did back in the 80’s? That was during the MTV craze and WWF just had to be part of it all. Like I’ve said before, the humor got to me first before any drama slammed its way into my life.

Warrior had made references to wrestling being both silly and serious. In the book “A Life Lived Forever,” he explained how his step-dad would watch at night. After arriving home late on the weekends with his buddies, the T.V. channel got changed when “Jim” came in the door. Warrior thought it was “goofy” as he wasn’t into it at all. On The Ultimate Collection DVD, he talks about the seriousness of wrestling as he approached his character. His quote: “It’s serious. It’s a serious thing to go out there and be a character for the WWE.” Some thought he was crazy for doing so much and taking it all very serious. Us fans know his attention to details made all the difference.

He also confessed on a documentary how sometimes he felt silly for putting on all the face paint, running, and shaking ropes. He was referencing his own character and not that of others with being silly. As intense as he was, the aspects of being Ultimate Warrior got to him at times which is how we all are. I bet you can think of some situations and find the silly and serious stuff to it. I sure hope so. It can be quite an ultimate challenge finding something funny in what is meant to be more intent. We need to sometimes.

From what I gather, there isn’t much silly in wrestling anymore as it has all become more serious mind games. That was a turn off for me but fans still love it all. Vince wanted his business of entertainment taken more seriously than it was in the past. Can you remember something in your life that was both? Let’s see. What would it be for me? Well, to use my development as an example is great here. When I first started opening my psychic intuition, I was very super serious about it. After all, communicating to parts unknown isn’t goofy. You know what? It can be and is! Just read many of my older posts and you’ll know what I mean. It just might take another person to point out a funny moment when you never even saw one. Most may know how humor is involved much with this blog.

There will always be those circumstances in life which are never silly and never will be. We know this. There will also be those experiences that start out one way and then turn into another. I do believe the Superstars back in the day took their job seriously enough but infused much silliness as well. Despite the dramatic storylines, they wanted us to laugh even when we didn’t want to. Just watch old promos or listen to the great commentators of that generation and you’ll get it.

Do you consider yourself more of a serious or silly person? This will interpret how you view your many external forces. I know we are a mix of both but of course it depends on the situation. My brother and I were very funny growing up as was my youngest sister. The other one, not so much. We evolve into different people with age and may look at an event another way. Then again, if something was silly it still will be- at least for me. The serious stuff is exactly the same although I can grin a little easier nowadays. I dunno– The Undertaker, snake bites, Papa Shango, etc. Oh boy! 😬

I always believe in the balance with all that we do. Most thought Warrior was too serious but there are plenty of funny stories about him out there told by many. We need yin and yang all the time warriors. There’s a time for serious and then there’s a time for silly. Just make sure your life has both with whatever comes your way. Our jokes may offend someone just as much as one’s seriousness may cause us to say:”Lighten up!”

When having an emotional or upsetting moment, I try thinking of something that will make me laugh. I’ve done this countless times over the years when reflecting on Warrior and my connection to him. I get a little outburst and then find myself too overwhelmed. It’s then that I think or even say something out loud that lightens the mood. Don’t wallow too long warriors, it’s good to smile and laugh. We NEED more of both.

Think also of other forms of entertainment you are drawn to. The movies, T.V., live shows, and all we watch have the serious and silly. I personally love both and never get just swayed with one. Our brains and heart crave so much and we need to feed it with variety. It’s what makes us human.

The next time you find yourself in a situation or watching some form of entertainment, try to find what’s serious and what’s silly about it. We need to laugh, cry, scream, and FEEL it all. Maybe wrestling still brings out all those emotions for you. It certainly did for me and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Warrior softened his opinions about wrestling over the years as time and age will do that. Let’s bring it all to the mat- the silly stuff and the serious. Even without being a fan of sports entertainment, you are still a fan of your life. Enjoy it all because as warriors, we need it ultimately! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

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Our Bizarre Year πŸ˜¬πŸ˜³

We made it warriors. This bizarre year was indeed that for many. It will be my last post until 2021 so am wishing all of you good times however that looks. Make your own Holiday memories and just be happy. Hard to believe a little over a year ago, I was driving to take a pic of the Hellwig Whistle Stop sign to use as my first post of 2020… I’m always torn. Despite the pandemic, this year has gone fast in many ways but dragged on in others. I do hope some good has come about for those reading today.

With these writings lately, I can tell some posts have definitely been your favorites. “Back to Warrior’s Machete” wins the match as many have liked or viewed that for months. So much thanks to ALL of you for your loyalty in commenting, retweeting, or sharing your thoughts on Warrior as well. It truly does mean the world to me as I hope you are evolving while feeling inspired on this journey we all take in life.

My favorites have to be “The Little Engine That Could” stories where I have never done a part 2. So many influencers on those with YouTube videos, bios, and my own family discoveries. It’s also the post where I connected a date in Warrior’s life with mine. It is so extremely significant as I remain humbled.

Has this year made you humbled as well? I bet it has in many ways as we need that but of course all are thinking about the COVID. Many ultimate challenges we all had to face and some that are still being faced. I have been blessed but have to deal with my kids doing school differently, my husband’s work situation changing briefly, and a few other adjustments. It is so little compared to others struggles and please know my heart is with you all in spirit. πŸ’œ

Bizarre setbacks do cause us to stop and decide what our next steps should be. When that photo was taken of the Ultimate Warrior above, he was near the end of his ’92 run before the steroid trial. That made him stop and reassess his future in the WWF. Sure, he could’ve returned after the suspension but didn’t at that time. He got busy with new ideas and other creative projects. This bizarre year made us do the same or at least I hope you did.

I’m not fully comparing that time in the WWF with this global pandemic but the feeling we get is the same. Those big life changing events will make us all pause and wonder what to do next. Warrior remained positive despite that bizarre situation and we need positivity in our lives too no matter the circumstance.

Let’s make this New Year a better one in all areas of our lives. Financially, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Use this past year’s experiences to grow different in ways you never thought you could. If you experienced a personal bizarre event, try turning it into an optimistic view of something better to come. I can’t begin to understand another’s point of view but we are all in this together. Maybe not in the same boat but in LIFE together. It will take tons of work but determination gets you through those tough waters your boat needs to traverse. We are all warriors. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸš£β€β™€οΈ

If Warrior would’ve stayed in the WWF back then, he never could’ve had time to begin again in new ways. He did return 3.5 years later though. We can’t play the “what if” game but try to apply that to your life. If you have experienced a tremendous loss this year, place your faith in something brighter that will come along. I’m not being overly spiritual at all here but we need faith in many ways and especially within ourselves.

It’s one of those virtues that needs to always pull us through. Am sure you can think of your own scenario that began with a bizarre turn of events but eventually turned around. Maybe it hasn’t yet but you need to believe it will. If this didn’t happen, that wouldn’t have happened. Oh boy– can I add to this for me…

Even if you haven’t had an upsetting bizarre year in many areas, you still can plan for 2021 to bring other new adventures just waiting on the horizon. I know I will. Again, we may not always have the how or why figured out but the start of a what gets us there. What will you do different this coming year? It doesn’t have to be super complex at all or even a list of a million things. Just make it doable and one which creates that unique person you need to be. Always remember to BREATHE…

With Warrior being suspended, it forced him to start fresh in a New Year with a new way of thinking. This pandemic of 2020 forced us to think differently about things as well. Sometimes we choose to leave situations and that’s on us but being pushed out of the familiar means to keep going into those parts unknown. The rug has been pulled out from under you so now what? Do you submit or stay in the match?

The choices will remain yours as you navigate a new uncertainty. One thing will be certain though. You get to start over and begin another YOU. So many possibilities are yours, get going. I know 2021 will be ultimate despite some bizarre because I always believe in faith and grace! ( Another great word I realized this year…) πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

P. S. I’d like to personally thank those that have influenced my writing this year:

~ Warrior of course and his mention of Joseph Campbell.

~Steve Wilton for his “Legendary Unknown” YouTube channel.

~RocketFuel, WrestlingBios, WrestlingRocks, and RingSide Fest Q and A for all the great youtube content, videos, promos, and wrestling documentaries.

~Andrew William Wright for his 2005 work with Warrior.

~ Joe Johnson, aka “Vladimir Markov” former NWA wrestler, now realtor.

~ Those who emailed- especially a bodybuilder and another with a relationship to a passed celebrity in spirit.

Many, many thanks!!!

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