18. On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 25, 2008) – The Ultimate Warrior’s Final Match
On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2008, The Ultimate Warrior returned to the ring after 10 years for his final pro-wrestling match.
Ultimate Warrior’s last match was for Nu-Wrestling Evolution (NWE), where he faced then NWE World Heavyweight Champion Orlando Jordan. This match took place in Barcelona, Spain.
Warrior defeated Orlando Jordon (in a match that went on for 17 minutes) and became the NWE World Heavyweight Champion. Warrior was 49 years old at the time of this match. Warrior’s family was watching the match from ringside. Warrior immediately vacated the title after winning it. During Warrior’s entrance, he injured his leg and was seen limping while making his signature running entrance.
Ultimate Warrior still had a great physique during this match. This would turn out to be Warrior’s final Pro-Wrestling match. Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014 and he died two days after the induction.
You can watch the full match below: