Professional Wrestler Sting Posts Rare Photo of the Ultimate Warrior from 29 Years Ago


Today, professional wrestler Sting took to his Facebook page to offer not only his condolences for The Ultimate Warrior’s passing, but also post a picture of the pair from 29 years ago, before either made it famous in the world of professional wrestling. Back then,in 1985, they were a tag team known as the Blade Runners and their ring names were Rock (Warrior) and Flash (Sting). They were just a couple of bros, wearing matching jackets, about to take the wrestling world by storm…


Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig. I don’t believe anyone has ever published this picture before today. The snapshot was taken two days before Thanksgiving in 1985, as we prepared to leave my house in Newhall, California and embark on a career in wrestling.

Jim always challenged me to strive at being the best, and I’ll forever be grateful for the encouragement and motivation he provided.

I was looking forward to catching up with him, and I’m saddened we didn’t have that opportunity before he passed. My heart goes out to his wife Dana and their two daughters, and they will remain in my prayers.


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