Injections of Intensity πŸ§‘

Here I am again with another word describing Warrior that I seemed to avoid. Guess I overlooked intensity as more stories seemed to surface. It’s laughable really just like with the word energy that got overlooked a while back. πŸ˜‚A phrase of Warrior’s was “Intensity for Life!” and he used “Injections of Inspiration” in some videos. I decided to combine both for this title today. Another unplanned moment is the photo I am using. Was all set to use a certain one but then that one seemed to be everywhere. I’d watch some clips on the “Ultimate Collection” DVD and there it was in the crowd on someone’s poster, pillow, or banner. I also saw it posted on one of the fb U.W. groups so decided, why not? I have many to choose from and this photo was following me in a way.

How about all of you? Do you have injections of intensity everyday? Probably not like Warrior but we all have our own moments. It involves strength, force, energy, and feeling which that man above had with all those. Yours will not equate another like I always have said many times before. Just make sure you give all you can and do it in the best way. You can be intense where it doesn’t have to be a crazy attitude or way of life.

Maybe your intensity is more subtle like mine sometimes. I get that way with my writing when I just have to share something. ✍🏻Good thing none of you are around when those ideas come to me as some get pretty intense! It’s not just with your physical strength or doing an action similar. You can probably think of other things you may do in an intense way that some may not. We just always associate that word with fitness or maybe an intellectual idea of some kind. How about looking at it differently?

Injections of intensity can involve your job, parenting, or any activity which requires you to give it your best effort. It’s also the flip side of that though. For me, it’s the emotions. You all know my feelings on that topic by now. Think about ( if you are a fan or remember) the Ultimate Warrior winning those big titles or even other exciting matches. I know my emotions were filled with that intensity back then. The reverse was true when hearing about Warrior’s passing. That was another injection of intensity for a long time just in an entirely different fashion and experience all together. We have highs and we have lows. All are about being or becoming intense for that present moment. You will know how far your emotional intensity goes by how something affects you.

We all have had an intense almost two years with this global pandemic so that definitely affects us in many areas of our lives. Lots of people will deal with their own level of intensity concerning big events but little ones matter too. Warrior attacked intensity throughout his entire life even as an introverted youngster. It may not have shown up externally until many years in but on the inside, it was there just waiting for him. He took a small idea of just working out some in his high school weight room into becoming quite the intense character professionally later on. He was also injected with that intensity as a Dad. The disciplines, lessons, family creed, and values he wanted instilled in his girls became their lifeblood of intensity.

I decided to get out the book “A Life Lived Forever” to see what some Superstars had to say about the Ultimate Warrior. Of course I know many comments with having the book all these years. What I was looking for was how many times the word intense or intensity was mentioned. I only looked at some parts so am sure it’s throughout the whole thing but here are a few. Dana and Steve Wilton used it, Kofi Kingston did as well regarding Warrior’s legacy but Batista used it NINE times! He talked about U.W.’s ring entrance and his lasting influence. It is quite the word, isn’t it?

Maybe that’s why I avoided it all this time. Yes, the Ultimate Warrior and Warrior had injections of intensity but I always wanted to see beyond that and I have. Another character actually more intense was “Macho Man” Randy Savage. I’ve done lots of posts on those two but in my opinion, what Randy started with intensity- Warrior continued. Nobody of their generation topped both of them on that level. That’s just my take but am sure many will agree. When I think of either, that word for sure is part of them. I never wanted to say what everyone else says because it’s all the same. For me, I hear- been there, done that so I needed to go beyond the word of intensity just a bit more. Guess I have with these five years of writings…

So, warriors- how do you inject intensity into your life and do you keep it going? That part of the question is hardest to answer. Remember though to be yourself in all this great life. You can use Warrior’s intense methods to motivate you but honestly, do it YOUR way as he would want. Intensity for life? Always but believe in your own spirit that pushes you toward that injection. The Ultimate one would want nothing less from you as your OWN warrior self.

P.S. I had remembered a quote I saved on being a Virgo and it applies here. I have talked about those birth signs but here it is:

~”People perceive them as calm and collected, but inside their mind they are a nervous ball of uncontrolled intensity.”

Oh yes, so true!!! And, when I checked the date of the pic above, I took it on my birthday! Virgo again… β™οΈπŸ’–

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Learning Life Lessons πŸ’™

Last week was popcorn, this week is well- maybe some tissues. I didn’t intend for this post to be sad although it could come across that way for some of you. As for me, I wasn’t sad but just felt bittersweet and overwhelmed in a new way.

Have you ever had someone say something that surprised or even shocked you? I’m not referring to horrific news but just a statement that made you stop and ponder. 😧That’s what brings us all those life lessons we learn and continue to learn while connecting with others. This was another story that occurred a while back and kept coming to me so I decided to share. It just stood out for me in a new way very much like the Ultimate Warrior did all those years ago.

After this blog had been around a few years and then stories got published into my book Spirit and Belief, I was a guest on Harmonic Journeys podcast. This is the group I belong to where I’m in a book club along with other intriguing spiritual topics like moon ceremonies, meditation, holistic fairs, etc. The woman who hosted the podcast I had seen at a few events and she still continues to have the moon ceremonies. I wish the podcast was still active but sadly, it is not. This was done in Oct. 2018. I may have shared the link back then. She would interview all sorts of us folks wanting to share our stories and gifts. I contacted her to see if I could be a guest. Never had I done anything like this before and was so excited! She had not heard of Warrior but her now grown sons loved Chynna. She also had not known of her passing and said to me: “Oh, I’m so sorry.” It seemed like Chynna was a personal friend of mine. That is just how this woman is with being such a beautiful person inside and out. I love how she says “right on” a bunch too. It’s so groovy (:

After the podcast which she praised me on was finished, my friend bought the book and we chatted a bit. She wanted to know more about Warrior and his life. I love when I encounter those who actually have NOT heard of him because they are non-judgmental and never overly biased in a negative way. You ask me questions, I’ll do my best to share what I can and they are fascinated. After a few tidbits on Warrior, I told her about his passing and how shocking it all seemed to be happening so fast. Her response was:” that poor man.” I had never heard anyone say that, at least not to me about Warrior. It would be more like his poor family or something similar.

Sure, I could’ve got all emotional and said how he did things in extreme ways like with working out and all that but I didn’t. I did share his family history of heart issues but this didn’t change her reaction. Kinda stunned with tears in my eyes, I just sat there not knowing how to compose the rest of my thoughts. I obviously never forgot those words but not once took them as sadness. Remember my post on compassion? It’s about empathy, not pity which none of us want- especially warriors. She also kept adding to that with how young he was. Yes, indeed. Others may have taken “that poor man” in a negative way or even agreed but my feeling wasn’t that and I understand so much more now. Just because we live our lives a certain way and make choices unlike others, does not mean life has to be shorter. It can very much so but that is assuming and we shouldn’t do that either.

Another connecting story actually happened a month or so ago at the end of our book club. We were asked to name a few positive aspects of the person to the right of us. Even if you didn’t know them that well, you had to wing it. The woman who complemented me had this to say: “She’s a good reader.” I was honored as that fits me but then I felt like I was in grade school again. She added: ” I just love your joy and you are filled with such light.” Well, there ya go. Another statement which surprised me a little. I left there feeling so empowered because we need to do this more. This can be pretty easy complimenting those we like or even us fans of Warrior but what about those we don’t? Can you still say some positives in their favor? Try it out. Warrior haters may never do this but I give the rest of you an ultimate challenge. Look to those in your life who need a possible light to shine. You may not be able to say it to their face but think those thoughts to yourself. It will raise your vibe up as all of us have good qualities despite what we perceive to be negative.

Let’s learn these life lessons of being better to others and their situations no matter what our opinion might be. I am working on this constantly too warriors. If you think or say something nice to someone, they may just return the favor. The comments will stay with you and we want those good ones. My friend meant “that poor man” in a way that made me never forget. Be that someone to another. No judging, just understanding. It’s what we all truly need. Warrior needed it too. We can be those warriors who rise above and be the light in their darkness.

P.S. Warrior never would’ve thought of himself as “that poor man” in life or in death. He had a very full existence and never needed to prove it to anyone. πŸ™πŸ»

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The Whole Time πŸ’™πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

The WWE just had their annual SummerSlam event which got me thinking. I have never used a photo of the Ultimate Warrior gorilla slamming anyone! There was one time of Sherri on here but he’s only in that pic I took. How could I forget his famous move before the splash? You also see “Ravishing Rick Rude” and the Ultimate Warrior had a few SummerSlams with him. The whole time I was missing a slam pic so here one finally is. Another first once more.

I bet you’ve had some moments of something in your life being there the whole time only you didn’t entirely notice. That could be hard for some of you and of course I have my story but here we go again to the movies πŸŽ₯ ! Get your popcorn 🍿 ready warriors since these references really explain the whole time and what it meant for the characters.

*** Spoiler Alert!*** Sorry but I do need to explain so if you haven’t seen “Mrs. Doubtfire” or “The Santa Claus 2,” skip ahead. I bet most of you have so please follow along.

Let’s begin with the 1993 movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Oh, so good… It’s the restaurant scene for Miranda’s birthday and Stuart starts choking. From a distance, Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire sees this and comes to his rescue. While applying the Heimlich maneuver to Stuart, his “mask” begins to peel off. Hey, I did a post similar but anyway, Mrs. Doubtfire is then exposed as Daniel. Shocked, Miranda says:” The whole time, the whole time, the WHOLE time!” 3 times. Yep, she had to leave after that. I loved the scene also when Miranda is having tea with Mrs. Doubtfire and she seems to notice some familiarities. “She” covers the truth but sometimes it starts like that.

The next scene is about “The Santa Clause 2” from 2002. Another great one and my favorite out of the 3. I have referenced the first one and readers may remember a few years back of this movie being in a post. This time though, it’s not the magic of the staff Christmas party gifts. This time, it’s when Charlie shows Lucy who Santa is up close. First she asks:” Uncle Scott?” He looks at her and says: “Do you have any twos?” She replies back:“Go Fish, you ARE Santa, I knew it was you all along!” O.K., not exactly phrasing of the whole time but close enough. Lucy wondered earlier in the movie when she questions if her Uncle Scott is Santa. He seems puzzled but to her, only Santa has reindeer and he brought Comet with him from the North Pole. So, both Miranda and Lucy had some earlier thoughts before knowing for sure it was true the whole time or all along.

Well, if you have some popcorn left, here’s my stories of the whole time. Many may know about my teenage years and such of following the Ultimate Warrior so little did I know back then what would become my now. The Universe as well as my soul both knew the whole time. You may not believe but I always do and will. I often wondered why my emotions ran so deep the whole time and very grateful now to have some answers. I won’t know it all in my lifetime but it’s enough for this Warrior woman. πŸ’œ

The whole time relates to one more person. A few months ago, it was brought to my attention that someone who I respect and admire very much had been reading my blog for years— basically since the beginning. We are connected through a mutual friend and he has been around the wrestling business a very long time. I was overwhelmed to find this out and a little part of me was like Sally Field as Miranda: “the WHOLE time!” I can say it 3 times too… One of these days I need to ask if any certain posts stand out to him as being inspirational at all. Yes, there are many to choose from but I am curious. πŸ€” Sometimes though there is that part of me that wants to crawl under a rock because of what I wrote but it’s all me. 😬😳Every bit is true.

Despite all these references of mine, I do hope all of you can look at the good experiences now that have been with you the whole time. We can also look to those difficult moments and know how they were guiding us to be stronger the whole time. You may not have specific examples as my movies or a respected avid reader, ( still so cool!) but find out how this life has led to events that make up your whole time. Who are those people cheering you on left unnoticed? Where are those places that have always been a safe haven for you? Hopefully, you can search out those answers that become your life the whole time. Once you find out, your reaction may be one of surprise or pure joy. Let’s hope for the good warriors as the whole time needs to be felt positively.

I’ll always have those feel good movies of mine as you will have yours. I hope also to reach out to my wrestling reader friend more as he has been so gracious with me. 🀞🏻πŸ₯°For all of you, find your things that have been with you the whole time. It just might be the unexpected but take it however you can. I will always have Warrior on this spiritual journey the whole time as my soul knew he was there all along…

P.S. Always, right? Well, how about all this! I decided to listen to Warrior while outside on my yoga mat. I put on the video of those who inspired him. About 6 min. ( yep that number) or so in, he mentions burning bridges! Had no idea, would not have remembered. My last week’s post of “Bridging the Gap” ties in with this… He says to “…blow the whole da** thing up, blow it all to H***!” Once you cross a bridge, you don’t want to be tempted to go back for safety. I said “WOW!” out loud in the grass… Don’t revisit the bad..

*** One more thing! The restaurant’s name in “Mrs. Doubtfire” is called BRIDGES…

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Bridge the Gap πŸŒ‰πŸŒ

I’m gonna do a little math refresher course here for anyone new but just to “rope” in all these numbers and years. I was never any good at math in school but with things we want to remember, we do the work to find answers. There were so many gaps when I followed the Ultimate Warrior and then for a brief time, Warrior himself. My years of watching him on T.V. were pretty much from late ’87-’92. Am sure fans know those years that defined his wrestling career in the WWF back then. There was that 6-7 month gap after SummerSlam ’91 until WrestleMania VIII.

You may also know or remember quite well his lengthy gap of Nov. ’92 until March ’96 with WMXII. I wasn’t able to watch his 1996 return because WWF had moved to cable and that was a luxury. I also never had seen his 1998 run in the WCW of only a few months because of no cable again. Seeing those years and what he did then had only been more recent for me. After he retired from wrestling, he married Dana in 1999 and had his girls within a few years. This I knew but still not quite sure how. Maybe my brother had told me as I hadn’t been following him anymore.

I do remember during Warrior’s 3.5 year gap all about the movies he made which included Firepower and my blog post. I was also aware of his gym and the comic books since I bought the first one. 1997 even brought the U.W. action figure to me when Warrior wasn’t in the business at that time. When I had found his website in 1999 I believe and then in 2005, again another gap but it kept bridging together for me. As far as social media goes- nope. No Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube of following him either. That was probably for the best as I’ve indicated before… I wouldn’t have been the Mom I needed to be for my young kids in those days! 😬I know he would’ve responded to my comments though. πŸ’™

That takes us all the way from 2005 until Dec. of 2013 when I found out about the Ultimate Warrior being inducted into the WWE HOF. An 8 year gap. I won’t have a gap again of course since that time brought him back never to fully “leave.” Physically he did but emotionally and spiritually for me- never ever. I looked up what it really means to bridge a gap as the expression goes. It states: ” to connect two otherwise unrelated things ( or people as it is for us) by adding something or by finding common ground.” *** I am reminded of the Ultimate Warrior’s speech during the WMVI contract signing: ” … as I take two and become one.” He was referencing both belts of his IC and Hogan’s heavyweight title. It kinda fits here although of course not literally the same. Ah yes, we do have many connectors and some I never would’ve truly realized because they are beneath the physical surface of who we are. Unfortunately, he had to pass in order for me to keep going on my bridge but the grief turned to discovery. What a gift he gave. Of course, I would trade it all for his life back. It was his time though to continue on a new bridge. His presence will forever be felt on each bridge he “runs” across.

So, warriors— have you had or continue to ever bridge the gap between something or someone? I am bringing to mind a little of the 1989 movie “When Harry Met Sally.” Yes, I reference movies a lot and more next week but this one despite being an all time favorite of mine, is an example here. They meet, don’t really like each other, go separate ways, but then keep running into the other throughout the years. I don’t want to spoil for anyone never having seen it but am sure you can guess or already know the ending. “I’ll have what she’s having.” There. I quoted a famous line from the movie, am sure you’ll know that scene! It’s a goodie… πŸ˜‰Of course as with most of my references, this is not identical to Warrior and I. He had popped into my life in many ways throughout the years. Unlike Sally who wasn’t a fan of Harry’s at first, I was always a fan of Warrior’s in and out of the ring.

When coming up with this title, I wasn’t sure of it at first. As usual, the Universe and maybe Warrior himself delivered. It was bouncing off the ropes in my head and within a few days, I heard the word gap by about 3 different people. No, not related in subject matter but just to hear a possible word for one of my posts is synchronistic with me. That’s how it works and those are signs. How do we bridge a gap? Well, we can work on bringing differences together or sometimes they line up on their own. Either way, you will finally realize just like me how that gap that once seemed so far apart is now getting closer based on your life experiences.

I hope we can bridge the gap in many areas throughout the world but it needs to start with each one of us. You can try and if the other is willing to meet you halfway across, you’re already getting there. A bridge reference is actually very cool to picture as we each come from an end to connect in the middle. Maybe we walk together but maybe we don’t. You’ll know those bridges in your life that are worth bringing the gap closer and those that just need to burn. As for me, my bridge with Warrior will always go on and despite an initial gap at first, it will never burn…

P.S. I got some goosebumps a few times while writing this so another good sign! πŸ‘

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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

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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

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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.

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