Our brave servicemen and women are our true warriors – The Ultimate Warrior’s final wishes

This last week we lost a true legend in the wrestling world – the Ultimate Warrior collapsed and lost his final fight on the 8th of April in Scottsdale. Known for his rope shaking performance, he would gather his strength from his fans in WWE.

He had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5, appeared at WrestleMania XXX on April 6, and made his first Raw appearance in 18 years on April 7, one day before his death.

He was best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996, as well his stint in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1998.

In a heartfelt message and phone call to Mike Cash from his wife, Dana, we learned more about the man behind the entertainment. His creed as a husband, father and entertainer was “Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing is too hard to do, always believe.” His outlook and admiration for our servicemen and women was always a keen interest of his. He leaves his wife, two daughters and his mother. To view Dana’s letter please visit the web site by clicking here

As a result, Dana has selected to support the work of Operation Family Fund by having all donations in lieu of flowers be made to our charity.

We are honoured to have received this pledge and we will seek to continue our work helping wounded veterans and their families as a tribute to The Ultimate Warrior.