Ultimate Warrior death: WWE helps Jim Hellwig's wife, Marlins Garrett Jones uses theme as walk-up music [VIDEO]
The wrestling world was shocked last week when Jim "The Ultimate Warrior" Hellwig passed away just days after WrestleMania XXX and his WWE Hall of Fame induction and just one day after his first appearance on Monday Night RAW in 18 years. The WWE will reportedly honor him at this week's Monday Night RAW.
According to Wrestlingheadlines.com, the WWE Superstars are slated to tape interviews about The Warrior backstage at RAW Monday for the Ultimate Warrior special that will air on the WWE Network on Wednesday.
The Warrior passed away last Tuesday of what appears to be a heart attack while exiting a hotel in Arizona after a triumphant weekend where he was able to mend fences with the WWE and a lot of people that he had problems with in the past.
Wrestlingheadlines.com reports that the WWE sent two officials to Arizona to help out The Warrior's wife, Dana, after his unexpected passing last week. TMZ reported that the company sent officials to Arizona "almost immediately" after the Warrior's death to help Dana.
According to the report, the officials helped The Warrior's wife with little things such as grocery shopping and informing family members of the news while Dana took care of her two daughters.
The world continues to mourn the passing of a WWE legend and it has even crossed over to baseball as Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones will honor The Warrior by using his music as a walk-up song for the rest of the season.
"The Ultimate Warrior was my number one favorite," Jones told TMZ. "I was a huge wrestling fan. Unfortunately, I never got to see him live, but I loved him as a wrestler. What he said was motivational. His energy, it inspired me."
The Warrior was often a controversial figure, but he'll go down in history as one of the most memorable Superstars in pro wrestling of all-time.