Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz, Mack Maine and Da Mafia 6ix’s Gangsta Boo have come forward with reactions to the shocking passing of former professional wrestler Ultimate Warrior this week.
Ortiz could not believe the news and admitted he had to watch some throwback footage of UW in his prime.
“R.I.P The Ultimate Warrior. One of the greatest wrestling champs EVER. http://instagram.com/p/mkumH1jspW/,” Ortiz tweeted April 9.
“Gotta watch Wrestlemania 6 today now… The Warrior is gone man. SMH.” (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
Young Money‘s Mack Maine could not believe the sad news.
“Dammmmm R.I.P. to the Ultimate Warrior!!!!,” he wrote April 9. (Mack Maine’s Twitter)
Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo revealed Warrior had an impact on her youth.
“Can’t lie. I’m sad about Warrior. His final speech is heartbreaking. At least all his fans got a chance to witness it. Smh. Grew up to him” (Gangsta Boo’s Twitter)
Details of the wrestling icon’s passing surfaced online early Wednesday.
The Ultimate Warrior, one of the world’s most charismatic and popular professional wrestlers, has died at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame. WWE announced the death of Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig, in a statement on its website late Tuesday. “WWE is shocked and greatly saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever,” the statement read. “Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history.” (Fox News)