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Watch: 6 Clips That Show the Ultimate Warrior's Unforgettable Charisma

Watch: 6 Clips That Show the Ultimate Warrior's Unforgettable Charisma

Originally posted 04/09/2014 12:00PM

Legendary professional wrestler the Ultimate Warrior (né James Brian Hellwig, though he legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993) died April 8 at the age of 54.

Though Warrior's public image was occasionally marred by controversial statements, there's no denying that he was one of professional wrestling's true legends, an outsize figure who became one of the sport's defining superstars.

For proof of this, look no further than the following six clips, which offer an idea of both Warrior's range of influence during his heyday (appearing with Arsenio Hall and Phil Collins) and his unique brand of extraordinarily intense charisma.

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How the NFL's Richard Sherman Revived the Long-Lost Art of Wrestling Promos

UpdatePosted 01/21/2014 08:00PM

How the NFL's Richard Sherman Revived the Long-Lost Art of Wrestling Promos

Originally posted 01/21/2014 03:00PM

After Sunday night, even the most casual football fans know Richard Sherman's name.

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback was just moments removed from making the game-winning play in the NFC Championship game, when sideline reporter Erin Andrews pulled him over for a brief interview. Most post-game Q&As are tepid, cliché-ridden affairs, but this was something else entirely.

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WWE Star Darren Young: I Was 'Terrified' to Come Out

Darren Young: I Was 'Terrified' to Come Out

Originally posted 10/02/2013 07:30PM

For years, wrestler Darren Young put on a brave face for his fans when he entered the ring, but in reality he was harboring a secret that was eating him up inside – he is gay.

"I was terrified of losing friends, losing my job, just everything," the World Wrestling Entertainment star, 29, exclusively tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. "I had no idea what would happen if I came out."

But Young's fears were put to rest on Aug. 14 after he announced his sexual orientation – a revelation he had shared with close family and friends two years ago – to a reporter with a camera who approached him at Los Angeles International Airport.

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WWE Star Chris Benoit Asphyxiated Wife, Son

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UpdatePosted 06/26/2007 03:40PM

WWE Star Chris Benoit Asphyxiated Wife, Son

Originally posted 06/26/2007 09:00AM

World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit asphyxiated his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel before hanging himself, Fayette County Sheriff's Department's Lt. Tommy Pope said at a press conference outside the Benoit home on Tuesday.

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