The Journey of Forgiveness

That’s a big word warriors, I know. Quite the switch from last week’s dream. I debated whether or not to resurrect yet another post idea from my “Spirit and Belief” blogging days. First, I thought to say “A Lesson in Forgiveness” but that sounded so preachy like gloom and doom or something. That’s not what I want to do but that word of forgiveness looms about, doesn’t it? For some of us, it can be quite easy based on our own experiences but for most~~~ it’s HARD… I know many of you can think of numerous times were either you had to forgive someone or you yourself had to be forgiven. First off, do this for me. Forgive yourself before anyone else. You read that right. I do and you should too. Once you do, it will become easier dealing with others. I have often said how we are hardest on ourselves and give that negative self talk time to get in our heads. Just truly catch yourself and say things like “delete, cancel, or erase.” Every time you beat yourself up for not saying, doing, or even thinking the right thing, stop it right now. 🛑 You can do it because we need the positive like Warrior said. I need to keep practicing what I write to all of you too.

The photo I used today is a funny story. Once watching the “Always Believe” DVD, there were so many photo choices for me as this was one of them. It took forever to get the right shot of him smiling but glad I got it. When walking through WWE’s HQ “halls,” was Warrior making his way back (not just literally) into forgiveness? Quite possibly but obviously not at that exact moment. The Boss, legends, and current roster were all on the edge of their seats just waiting to hear what he had put into his HOF speech. Even after being gone 18 years, would he still be bashing most or trashing them? Sure, Warrior mentioned a few things but I’m quite positive he shocked many with his different demeanor. People mentioned forgiveness, as yes- Warrior was genuine but were the others receptive and then accepting? Hard to know for sure as Warrior didn’t have the opportunity to become that ambassador. I want to believe they accepted this “new” Warrior and would in turn offer forgiveness back. He needed to do that and they all needed it too. He made peace like what was said and because of that, the extra baggage that entailed didn’t go with him to parts unknown like it sure can.

Warrior’s example always gets me thinking of my own relationships with some who have wronged me. Are there some things in life super hard to forgive or get past? Absolutely YES just like a few in Warrior’s life as his speech mentioned. Forgiveness is tricky because I like you thought it differently. The other person may never reciprocate but you need to practice that word for you, not them. By just stating an intention for the goodness of forgiving, you are sending a powerful message. We don’t even have to physically be with those who have hurt us. You can voice it aloud to yourself, write a letter, (I know that’s challenging) but then burn it, or just move forward in a way that works. We need to take some action instead of saying we will and then don’t.

Even if it doesn’t come to you, try again another day. Be willing to change and really put some effort into it, the benefits will come. I truly believe forgiveness is one of if not the most important “lesson.” After all, we do need to learn. It is part of our purpose here but we have many. What a lifelong journey it becomes. I often wonder about forgiveness being given to Warrior’s Dad from him. He knows that whole story now behind his Dad leaving the family even more and why it had to happen. At least that is what I believe but we all probably have those stories with our loved ones in spirit. It takes so much to put that word of forgiveness into action but is necessary for our growth.

It heals us in ways we can’t fully understand. I have done a lot of work on this. It is much trial and error, patience, and time. Do it now before you get to parts unknown with all this unresolved. I won’t tell you how to specifically forgive but just look at your life and see who or what needs to be let go in a way. The band Firehouse” whom Warrior references in some videos had a beautiful song called “Let Go.” I’ll link it at the end. It came to me once working out. No idea they did a song like that. Give it a listen, it’s very powerful and exactly what I needed to hear for different reasons but still fit. Its message can be many things but forgiveness does factor in as well. All the answers are inside you which is part of a lyric. Warrior said that too. I cried, of course. 🥲

Oh boy, is this post getting to me but it’s what came so that’s what I write. I believe in forgiveness and forgiving. I hope you do too. It took Warrior years to get to that point in his life but it served him well living where he did with his Warrior girls. I’m not telling you to move although we will be in a few years. Your perspective shifts and you evolve as we all should. Do we completely change? No, I don’t believe so. Some may think otherwise but deep down, we still are US… We need to advance though and relationships are such a huge part of this. Warrior reached out to Linda McMahon about his girlfriend Dana at the time and also wanted to reach out to Vince after his first daughter was born. See, even Warrior had it in him but not enough back then to start the process of true forgiveness. I’m still not there with some but am learning. Many may say Warrior did all that with the return to WWE because of his health condition. We may never fully know but that process started long before 2014 and aren’t we grateful it happened? I know I am… 💙

Bring that forgiveness into your life and learn to let go. It is a journey and a big lesson but one we all have in common as humans on this earth in these physical bodies. Yes, it can be messy and emotional but so worth it in the end. When your time comes to parts unknown you can say: “I did it for Me!” However you get your inspiration, just try forgiveness. You will know the story someday. Live for now. Let the present moment be your “present” to yourself. 🎁

P.S. Here’s “Let Go” by Firehouse…

https://you.tu.be/mAUL58nBFvE

P.P.S. I checked and last week’s dream made number 30… ( he has not been in them all but the reference is always there…) beautiful Warrior connection, especially this post… There have been others that were little but the biggies make 30… 🙏🏻🥹😴



My Wandering Tent Dream ⛺️😴💙

I do realize this title sounds bizarre but you’ll understand as the post continues on. This dream took several twists and turns with so many people popping up, it was hard to keep track. No wonder sometimes I wake up like I hadn’t slept at all. 😲 I do go everywhere when I dream, ya know… The full moon of last week brought other bizarre dreams too and it was in Virgo which is my sign. 🌕♍️ I’m sure few of you are “Astro” buffs but I follow somewhat. The moon does affect me in ways it never did years ago, so these dreams could be part of that, but not all. Let’s begin, shall we?

This seemed to be at a fairground or something similar. That takes me back to another dream many years ago, but it has been told already and is in my book: “Spirit and Belief.” I was with my husband and son in this dream, no daughter. That’s OK as she was in a dream with Dana and Mattie of Warrior’s family so this time it was me and the guys. We had a bucket of chicken like from KFC and were just walking around looking at everything. Humor follows me everywhere. 😅 My husband wandered off (very typical of him at times when we are shopping together in real life,) and then my son went to go find him. Really? Let’s leave Mom with the chicken bucket as we just go off without her! That was oddly weird. Guess I just assumed I’d meet up with them somehow later. There was so much to see, I just had to keep going.

Then, I saw what seemed to be a small tent like those strange shows at the fair with “Mermaid Girl,” “World’s Smallest Horse,” or something like that. I remember seeing “Gorilla Girl” years ago. All smoke and mirrors with strobe lights of course but silly fun. No one was in there, but a movie was playing. Yes, another movie again but not quite the same. I immediately saw Warrior’s face on that burlap side of the tent wall similar to a hologram. The bucket of chicken and I grabbed a chair without looking and sat to watch. Good thing I didn’t miss the chair! Most have a bucket of popcorn at the movies, I had my chicken. 🍗 I’m still laughing at this. 🤣 Anyways, when I sat down, I knew right away how this was the second movie Warrior made. I actually said :“this is the second movie he made and I never saw it!” To any confused, he WAS planning to sign on to star in another movie after “Firepower” but left Hollywood before that could happen. If you recall, I had another dream of Warrior in a 🎥 similar to “Conan the Barbarian” but this time was different. Instead of Conan like Arnold, it was more like “The Terminator.” Who was playing this movie and why wasn’t anyone else around? Was this just for me? Had it been playing? Always questions…

I seemed to stay in that tent for a while and nobody else ever joined me. Here’s a little bit of the plot. Warrior was a cyborg and left his mostly “human” life to fight crime. A true superhero indeed. No idea how he became a cyborg but I remember seeing lightning strike him and then a scene like when your body turns into a skeleton. You see flashing bones in a way. Yep, that’s what I saw. Years went by in the movie and this teenage girl had to find him. She was his daughter, although he didn’t know. He was pretty famous as this cyborg superhero but I had no idea he was being followed. She finally told him who she was and had proof in someway. She stayed with him as they continued to fight crime together. No true ending as that was all I saw. Guess I had forgotten about my family, oh no! Were they looking for me? I had to leave the tent but what an interesting movie for sure. I was happy to have finally seen his second movie!? Would he have taken on a similar role if things lined up— who knows? Maybe I was given another possible future 👀…

It was then how I kept wandering and saw so many other things that seemed out of place but really~ it’s common place in my dreams. This part felt like a scene from “This is Your Life.” First, I saw my brother-in-law and his wife. They seemed to be walking somewhere but I never felt like anyone saw me. Next, it was my mom and stepmom carrying covered dishes of food like they were going to a potluck or something. Was this still the fair or another place? They were talking but I never spoke to either, maybe I was invisible? I could see lots of streets and it was more open like with cafés, shopping, and people eating. All of a sudden I looked and saw my childhood best friend’s sister. She was seated at an outdoor table chatting with some friends. I haven’t seen her in years, so why now? Then, there was a big above ground pool like what we have in our yard but I looked down and I was in it! How did I change into a swimsuit? This was getting ridiculous as it went along.

By that time in the dream, I believe lucidity set in as I told myself to wake up and get out of there. No clue on if I ever found my boys or not but I got out of the pool and headed over to a big grassy field. It seemed to go nowhere but then I finally did awaken. I have tried to put all these pieces together that happened after Warrior’s movie. It could’ve just been people I have known, although some interesting pairings. The BF’s sister is the odd one that doesn’t connect but maybe something is going on with her. It is what it is. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ In the beginning, I thought maybe an abandonment issue but I didn’t really know. I do have holiday issues as well with family so that could explain it needing to be resolved. I just have to keep going down my road and not worry so much about others and their detailed lives. It sounds selfish, but truly isn’t. The boys just had to do their own thing so I could do mine, and that included being in that fair tent all alone watching Warrior. Well, not entirely since I did have my chicken bucket! 

I always thank the Universe for showing me aspects that either need to be healed, not feared, or maybe just observed. I too always thank Warrior for showing me aspects of his life however they come in whatever form. The movie was really cool and obviously presented to me for a reason. The other stuff is a little harder to figure out. Maybe some of you have detailed dreams like mine and yes, they do seem a bit much (that’s putting it mildly, I know!) but it’s been my whole life. Warrior in them has not been of course, but they all have purpose and I am grateful. Now, the next time I get a bucket of chicken I’ll think of that fair tent with Warrior as a cyborg. I’ll also have to watch my guys the next time we are together and see what happens!

P.S. As Arnold said in “The Terminator” movie: I’ll be back!” He met a young “Warrior” years ago when bodybuilding… 🏋🏻‍♀️

P.P.S. It is a rarity that I pre write these in front of anyone but the Warrior part was already written so I could just concentrate on the rest. We were all in the living room and of course I get asked what I’m writing, ugh… I did say a little about the boys, chicken, and the tent but left out particulars! My girl starts making me laugh by showing goofy pics on her phone. They were buckets of chicken, different types of tents, and so much more. It was hysterical but I did actually finish writing after all her shenanigans! 😅😂🤣

My Spiritual Hope 🎞️💽💙

Don’t freak out warriors. I’m not getting all “heavenly” here by preaching about hope although I always can but those that have been with me know some of my favorite topics. Movies and music. It’s movie time once again and this had been written on my previous blog of “Spirit and Belief” (also the book title.) It is worthy of a post here today. As usual, I like to do a little “flashback” for those that are new. It is a small reflection on sadness but it does connect so here we go. When Warrior passed, I wanted to get out my Ultimate collection of things and of course WM6. I was planning on watching it but alas, our VCR was now in the basement not hooked up and I only had it on VHS, no DVD. I could’ve looked into clips on WWE or YouTube but nope, I wanted mine. With all my shock, somehow the right wires wouldn’t connect and I only had sound, no picture. I couldn’t concentrate.

For some reason, I called my husband at work (it was lunchtime) and told him I wanted to watch one of my movies. He asked which one? Huh? Why did THAT matter? I got out the one on top-“Hope Floats” starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr., love them both! I even left it out so he’d think later on I actually wanted to watch it. Oh, those emotional times. Never did I figure it out as more despondency filled me up. But, like one of the last lines in that movie of “Hope Floats” says: “just give hope a chance to float up and it will.” It did eventually and boy did I need it to. I also LOVE the song from the movie and yes- to any wondering- it is on my playlist. You can look that up on your own. Garth Brooks singing? Yes please!

This takes us to my other movie collections and some of you will notice a “running” theme. They ARE good movies though and I do love comedies but these, well, am sure you’ll get it. If you haven’t seen any- just Google the title and you’ll find a description. Here’s a list of some I own and a few were on VHS back then. “Meet Joe Black,” “Sister Act,” “GHOST,” “Field of Dreams,” “Braveheart” ( I have the soundtrack on tape, …) “The Wedding Singer,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” ( that’s been told!) “When Harry Met Sally,” ( a fave!) “Wild Hogs,” (another that’s been told) “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Forrest Gump,” “Wedding Crashers,” and so many more I can’t think of without looking. Here’s another side note: I have the “City of Angels” CD soundtrack (think WM7 commentary…) There’s a song on that one.., OH MY… WOW… It was not one played often or on the radio then. Do I listen to it? You bet, hehe… 🤭 So, once I looked at some of these movies- I found a theme. They are not in order up above but can you find it? It actually upset me. Well, I did like some of the guys in those movies- Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt, and Kevin Costner but that’s not it. Anyone remember my post about our South Dakota trip? “Dances with Wolves” is another one but I don’t own it… Out in that Santa Fe Truck Stop Diner area is where parts of the D.W.W. movie was filmed. Ok, back to your guesses. I was getting side-tracked…

Many of them, including the music involves some sort of spiritual idea or even hope in some way. I remember getting most of them as birthday or Christmas gifts from my mom years ago and how happy I was. I told myself after Patrick Swayze died that I would never watch “GHOST” again. Um, I did and then it was Warrior’s turn as time went on. Years prior, my youngest sister and I loved parts of that movie and Whoopi Goldberg’s character of Oda Mae. No, I am not a medium but the scene when Sam keeps singing to her as she’s trying to sleep, so funny! Warrior doesn’t sing to me but I do get some pretty constant messages in songs, just not like Oda Mae. 😉 How about the one ghost (I so prefer spirit but will use that word here) named Orlando. Think Warrior’s last match of 2008 in Spain. Yeah, great movie but get this…

When I finally did watch it again, the loud ringing in my ear came during the subway train scene with Sam and another ghost. This man doesn’t like Sam in his territory but wants to help him. It’s all about training the mind to move objects. Why that scene? Maybe the mind reference but there it was, ringing loud and clear. As Sam says to Molly at the end: “ It’s amazing Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.” Life imitating art for Patrick just like Warrior but that time watching, I wasn’t sad. It was beautiful in a new way for me and I finally got it. 🥲

I just really liked these movies despite their somewhat emotional messages but when I saw a connection, it perplexed me. Little did I know how they would influence my spiritual development or why I was attracted to the storylines. Ok, I did have some personal investment but no idea on the deeper meanings. Another one I don’t own but love the song from is “Chances Are.” Even though it’s kinda a bizarre afterlife story, I loved it. It is creepy with how this man comes back to his family but still a touching film. Do I believe that’s how reincarnation works? I sure hope NOT but again, not going all heavenly on you all here. The song is a duet with Peter Cetera and Cher. It’s from 1990 like “GHOST” – great year so guess I am “outing” myself again. I’m a sucker for romance. 🥰 Can’t believe I never got that movie. So many to choose from and no, I don’t do it purposefully. If you look back at my list, you’ll see others that don’t have that theme. “Sister Act” maybe but I sang in choir and so have my own memories. Plus, I am really good at guessing the movie years! It bugs my husband but when it is something I like, I will know. Most of the time I get it right and if I’m off- it’s usually only by one year. He wins other little silly competitions.., 😜

I hope I didn’t give away too many spoilers here with these movies. Maybe I’ve inspired you to check them out as I can’t assume you have seen them all. They did become my spiritual hope as movies are a break from our everyday lives. I’ve even mentioned many animated Disney films on here too. “Inside Out” , that was a biggie… Interesting how some will connect to a certain person, place, or thing in our lives but then somehow give us the hope we need to continue. I do believe in hope but we still need to turn it into an actionable word because it just won’t do itself. You can have that hope and then work at it. Don’t put all that you are into one hopeful basket. We can’t just hope for the best but try our hardest to make it happen. That’s how it works.

I still love those movies but don’t want the sadness all the time. The Universe was planting my spiritual hope before I ever really knew it. The hope I aspire has to come from within myself and Warrior’s spiritual energy gives me the strength I need as well. Just give hope that chance in whatever you face and along with the tag-team partner of yourself, the Universe will float it up… I really need that movie on DVD. Go watch some goodies you own! Now, I have “Henry the VIII” in my head from “GHOST!” And no- I also didn’t just love “Braveheart” for the face paint! Warrior loved it too but I would’ve had no idea back in 1995 when it came out (:

P.S. Check out my book for another movie reference connection to “Bruce Almighty.” I mention one scene but always have others… The book is over at Amazon and other outlets, thank you! 📗🙋🏻‍♀️🥹

Always Ultimate Belief 💙

Hi there warriors. How are you? I hope you are doing well as this new month of March begins. Spring is just around the corner here in my neck of the woods, so I am ready for more of the sun. ☀️ This week I decided to stand by a statement I wrote last week regarding the “Always Believe” DVD. Now that I have finished watching it in its entirety, I do have some views. If anyone hasn’t seen it or even “The Ultimate Collection,” you might not want to read no further. I am not dissecting it all of course but just wanted to touch on a few comparisons and contrasts of both. It’s a rarity I have a part 2 but it has been done before. I also have LOTS of good photos from AB coming up. You’ll be seeing my living room in many… Can you believe it? Another common date is coming soon. You fans can possibly guess based on my writings but that’ll be next month. Let’s stick to today for now.

I will say this, and maybe it’s that teen girl coming out but I love all the promos and interview segments on AB. Sometimes, those get “eye rolled” like I have said when it comes to the nonsensical ramblings of the Ultimate Warrior. They excite me more than a few of the quick little squash matches of AB that I found not entirely necessary. Definitely a few “pause” moments for sure and a biggie for me was Warrior’s backstage interaction with Scott Hall a.k.a. “Razor Ramon.” I know the whys. They were inducted together and I have a few personal stories involving him that have been shared.

His passing last year brought the ringing in my ear just before finding out and he was part of a movie reference years ago. I loved how he said: “What DVD?” Thank you Scott for not bringing up THAT one… Vince’s book “The Little Engine that Could” also gave me pause… 🥹 🚂 That post of mine WAS a part 2 and I have the book as well- in 2 places. Beautiful story and YES Warrior~ you thought you could and you did… I had seen that clip on AB and have it saved…

A different pause for me ( and then I’ll compare a little) was when they mentioned that OTHER DVD. Guess I am talking about it and not Scott… I realize this was part of their lives but what struck me was a “statement” that listed negative aspects of Warrior like a, b, c, etc… I am not repeating them but some were actually laughable to me although probably would’ve angered me back then. One statement I really DID write about out of those 5 listed (not to worry) but *SIGH*, I digress… Both DVD’s did highlight Ultimate Warrior’s major feuds with some Superstars and show different matches so they are nice to have. His beginnings and WCW are also included on U.C. and AB but for me, many more differences than similarities.

So grateful to have WMVI, VII, and XII on U.C. and let’s not forget the book “A Life Lived Forever” which contains lots of content as well. Some repetition with both DVD’s but still cool to look back upon. Now, I can have more references instead of saving much from YouTube. Oh, all 3 were released in an April. Another *SIGH.*

Many matches, promos, and speeches NEVER get old to me and never will. The “Brother Love” segments are always entertaining and I loooove “Amanda Ultimate Warrior.” Seeing his character with kids will forever be etched in my heart. I am very thankful Warrior had his own in 2 beautiful girls who am sure have kept all those amazing hand drawn birthday cards and such from their Daddy. That artistic talent of his was incredible and my girl has it too… 🥰It pulls at my heartstrings every single time… I also love how some autograph signings and his personal barn gym videos were included. A nice addition indeed.

How about the funny from AB because I NEED that too. I love when Warrior mentions “The Golden Era” of the company by saying: “the letter that comes after E!” For all those wondering, he meant how WWE used to be WWF. I laughed at that since I still will use the old name myself at times. Warrior’s talk with Sgt. Slaughter was great too as I had seen it before. I would love to see the actual footage with the 🥔. How cute that he brought a potato to show Warrior! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s ok. Just know it was a funny moment between them. At ease, at ease..

Despite all that had happened, I still love Vince McMahon’s laugh and extra special seeing him laugh during that time instead of always listening thru videos. 😂 On the flip side, the men crying will be a soft spot for me as that trait has always been there in my life but the laughing matters too, it truly does. Warrior introducing his girls to Vince and Triple H as his “babies” is so endearing. I know they knew their names but he says babies about 3 times or so. I wonder what Indy and Mattie were thinking? Thanks Dad but am sure they knew why… 💖💖

What could I do without? Well, let’s see- Papa Shango and Undertaker both come to mind of course. The voodoo man isn’t on U.C. so there’s that. 🙄At least the Ultimate Warrior got his revenge on both. Some other matches were kinda wasteful in my opinion. There is no match with the “Freedom Fighters” on both but according to most, they weren’t that good until the “Blade Runners”, ah well. I would’ve liked to have seen the “mind games” with Goldust which was more entertaining than what they chose from RAW to put on AB. Yes, I know how Warrior’s final match with Owen Hart went down but it was such an odd ending on the DVD. I guess that mirrored real life as Warrior went on and stayed positive like he always did.

There is so much more I can write about but I need to keep moving forward too… Now, I can finally watch his HOF speech all the way through without just seeing clips. I hadn’t seen the whole thing in such a long while… His final RAW speech I won’t watch that often but that’s just me. Other stuff will be on repeat for sure as I have my favorites. I will always have my OWN ultimate belief in Warrior that eclipses his wrestling memories. They will all indeed live forever… 🫶🏻🙏🏻💪🏻

P.S. I wish they could’ve interviewed someone else Warrior worked with like maybe HTM? He always had good stuff to say but just my P.O.V…

P.P.S. My bad… never thought to scroll more on line when looking up this DVD. Let’s just say I will be returning mine and getting it on Blu-ray.. ugh!!!!!! Many bonuses I neglected to see so am excited when that comes! 😬

*** Find my book “Spirit and Belief” on Amazon and other outlets (: They are short stories on how Warrior’s energy inspired my psychic gifts to come thru more. Lots on my beginnings in watching him in wrestling, dreams, humor, family stuff, and more! Thank you for the support . 🙋🏻‍♀️👏🏻

*** I am also in a U.W. fb group, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Share your Warrior stories as well!

Wait, “what’s next”?

The one thing I have never wavered from with these writings is my emotion involving all Warrior topics and this post is no different. If you’ve been here with me a while– you have heard it all or at least I thought so. Thank you for being part of this journey with me. 🤗 If you are a newbie, strap on those boots and gear up because more stories are still going to be told.

As I think back on all things relative to Warrior, I realized my thoughts on his statue and the Warrior Award have never been shared. Was this something I even wanted to write about? Then, I remembered the emotions at a particular moment during that time and realized my thoughts needed to come clean. What fan wouldn’t love both of these prestigious honors for the man we respected and admired? Who wouldn’t agree and say: ” Yes, his spirit should be immortalized in those ways!” Well, let’s just say that it took me some time to get there.

I know this might sound shocking to some of you considering my blogs, respect, and even my book Spirit and Belief but let me share with you how it was for me back then. After Warrior passed, there seemed to be many things coming out all at once and for me, it was exhaustible. There was his Ultimate Collection DVD, ( which was planning to be released anyway) the Always Believe DVD, soon after the statue, Warrior Award, and then still later– Warrior Day. Sometimes I had to catch my breath!

Even from someone gone from the business almost twenty years and having passed, that’s still A LOT!! 😳 There were other little things too and how could I forget Dana’s blog? That still gets my heart every single post. 💖

So many, many thoughts raced thru my mind during all this time and the timeline seemed to blur into oblivion… I had so many emotions raging that I couldn’t figure out where one began and another ended. Happiness, sadness, anger, disappointment, anxiety, feeling surprised, confused… You name it, I owned them all. I hadn’t followed WWE in years as I’ve stated before so my feelings felt explosive in a way. Why are they doing all this REALLY??? Guilt? Getting his fans on “their” side? Being apologetic? Offering ” condolences?” Media PR? Ratings for the shows? The list went on for me… I became ambivalent towards it all.

I seemed to compare it to a friend whom you’ve had a falling out years before with and now they want to make-up with you anyway they can. This was like that with me before I really understood it all. The book A Life Lived Forever explains so much more in detail leading up to a few years before Warrior’s HOF induction. Most fans knew nothing until it got closer.

We all know there would be no award had he lived among countless other events. I can attest to this personally with my life. I also thought only wrestlers who had passed got a statue, so many things I never knew. Does he deserve one? You bet he does, alive in person or not!!! Forget the “technical wrestling ability” many say he lacked. You do not want to debate that with me! You know who you are… 🙄🤭It’s the image, not necessarily the moves. I believe this with any character in the WWE, not just of Warrior. It’s about the lasting longevity that leaves a legacy a character becomes thru fans and their devotion. It’s never about the what, it’s more about the how and why.

That brings me back to the why of all these extra things. Yes, WWE wanted Warrior back for years and he would’ve been an ambassador like Dana is now. We can’t figure out all the whys ever but just try to understand they are more important than the whats.

Once I sat down and heard about the first Warrior Award– and this is my reason sharing today, I actually said: ” What’s next, a statue?” I had no idea at the time they had been creating one with Dana’s help. No idea at all… I began crying as it seemed so overwhelming like this all shouldn’t be happening. I KNOW differently now and am so grateful WWE acknowledged the Ultimate Warrior with appreciation and respect.

Us fans owe everything to Triple HHH ( aka Paul) whose persistence brought our favorite back home. I am glad Warrior stepped away to raise his family and pursue other business ventures. He needed to during that time. I am extremely glad he finally had his moment at Wrestlemania XXX weekend to show everyone he really was (is) “a good guy.”

So, what is next? Lots of new merchandise, there was Camp WWE, and probably Mattie running to the ring someday! Dana has said she wants to be “bad!” Her Dad was a good character who got away with being “bad” so only time will tell… I will be watching for sure! I was just playing around with the whole what’s next? idea in my head one day when I thought of a street name. The only name that came to me was “Warrior Way.” After all, there is no street, road, avenue, lane, or anything else that fits. Once I thought more about it, I chuckled. Us fans already have our OWN Warrior Way and we don’t need a street or sign telling us so.

Like he said in his RAW speech, ( and I won’t quote, too much for me… 😪) but the character does live on in all of our true warrior spirits and we have to be the ones pushing his legacy forward. Despite what others may think, that was his greatest wish for us. That’s where his always believe slogan originated from. He always had the “what’s next?” mentality and he wants the same for us. I certainly took on that Ultimate Challenge myself and still am today.

We can have a statue, award, ( which exemplifies a warrior spirit and I believe it’s time for another woman!) DVD’s, merchandise, a special day or anything else but what truly counts is what’s inside us, not outside. Even though at that time my emotions were a wreck, I never forgot the WHY of Warrior. I didn’t know WWE’s why then but Warrior’s never left me, even though he physically did.

My advice to you warriors out there is to find your own “what’s next?” and keep going. Dana did and we need to also. Sure, there are things you could never have imagined happening in your life but we need to keep those boots on to find the next, and next, and next. Overwhelming? Yes! Emotional? For sure! That is the what of life and we need to get to the how and why. 👢🤔

Our first reaction to something rarely is our last. Do something in your life that will make you glad you reached for the next thing instead of becoming dormant. I treasure all the things WWE and Dana have done and are continuing in honor of Warrior and his memory. We are obligated also to have that spirit of continuing on to the next as is our life-blood to do so.

It has always been in my veins so how could I ignore something so powerful? I wish the same for you to follow the Warrior Way and continue on with ” what’s next?” It could just very well become Ultimate!

P.S. Enjoy our Independence Day and celebrate those Founding Fathers believing in : “what’s next?”👏🏻👍🎇🇺🇸