Steven Tyler’s Daughter Gets an Ultimate Warrior Tribute Tattoo
— Mia Tyler (@MiaTyler) April 9, 2014
We already knew Mia, born to Steven and actress Cyrinda Foxe in 1978, as a successful model and fashion designer. But we didn’t realize she was such a devoted wrestling fan. Clearly, she’s branded herself as such for life, and we salute her!
The Ultimate Warrior, whose birth name was Brian James Hellwig but who awesomely changed his name legally to Warrior, was one of the biggest WWF (now WWE) stars of the ’80s and ’90s. He spent most of the last two decades in self-imposed semi-exile, but returned to the company last weekend for the biggest event of the wrestling year, Wrestlemania 30.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday April 5, and on live television the following Monday night delivered what’s going to go down as one of the most prophetic and moving farewell speeches in the sport’s history:
“Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper than something that is larger than life, than his essence, his spirit will be immortalized.”
Sadly, Warrior collapsed in a hotel parking lot the following day and was pronounced dead at age 54.No cause of death has been revealed as of this posting.