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In honor of The Ultimate Warrior, My WWE Universe has created a new blog segment titled Warrior Wednesday.  Each Wednesday, I will post a fun fact, achievement, or memorable moment of The Ultimate Warrior's.  Once all those have been posted, Warrior Wednesday will then honor a moment from current WWE Superstars who showcase something that of a 'Warrior'.  This week's Warrior Wednesday will provide you with what The Ultimate Warrior did before his wrestling career: bodybuilding.

Warrior began lifting weight at the age of eleven.  Warrior described himself at that age as "the small, insecure kid who wasn't into any sports."  While attending Life University in Marietta, GA, Warrior competed in several NPC (National Physique Competition) contests and won the NPC Mr. Georgia Crown in 1984 along with several other NPC contests in 1985.  Warrior decided to take up bodybuilding after seeing professional bodybuilder Robby Robinson and made the move from Georgia to California.  After spending six weeks in California, Warrior was invited by a group of bodybuilders to make the transition from bodybuilding into professional wrestling.  These bodybuilders consisted of Garland Donoho, Mark Miller, and Steve Bordon (best known to us as Sting).  Warrior obviously accepted and as a result, discontinued his bodybuilding career.  If only Warrior knew back then what would become of him after making such a simple decision, I don't think he would believe it.

 
 
EXCUSE ME!  My WWE Universe would like to wish a Happy 46th Birthday to the lovely Vickie Guerrero!
 
 
Those were Triple H's words after they  annihilated The Shield this Monday on Raw.

Evolution made its return after an 11-on-3 tag team match, where the odds were heavily stacked against The Shield.  No one won, as chaos quickly ensued minutes into the match and Evolution just added fuel to the burning flame.


I'm calling it right now: Evolution vs The Shield at Extreme Rules.


Are you guys excited that Evolution has returned?  Let me know by leaving a comment on this post or by sending me an email at mywweuniverse.com!
 
 
On Monday Night Raw, we found out two matches that will be taking place at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view:

John Cena vs Bray Wyatt in a steel cage.  John became serious after poking some fun at The Wyatt Family and told Bray to stand on his own two feet - alone, without Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, and face him in a steel cage match at Extreme Rules.  Really, John?  You seriously want Bray Wyatt, The Eater of Worlds, the man who has perfected the upside down crab walk, alone with you in a steel cage?  If you say so.  Better you than me.....

Tamina Snuka vs Paige for the Divas Championship.  Vickie Guerrero placed an open call for a Divas Battle Royal to take place on Monday Night Raw, which the winner would face Paige for the Divas Championship at the upcoming pay-per-view.  The ladies involved in this Battle Royal were Nikki Bella, Eva Marie, Cameron, Naomi, Emma, Tamina Snuka, Alicia Fox and Aksana.  From what I read (since this match was not featured on the HuluPlus version of Monday Night Raw), it was down to Tamina and Natalya.  Tamina hit Natalya with a Superkick to the head and gained her shot at the Divas title.  All I can say about this is that it's about damn time!  I've been waiting for Tamina's opportunity at the Divas Championship since she was partnered up with AJ.  She obviously can handle the women - and I believe even the men! - and I would love nothing more than to see her as our Divas Champion.

What do you guys think about these Extreme Rules matches?  Do you find them exciting or could you care less?  Sound off by leaving a comment or emailing me at mywweuniverse.com!
 
 
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On Monday Night Raw, there were several matches held in order to determine the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship.  This is part one leading up to the #1 Contender spot, as so far there are four WWE Superstar in the running for the Intercontinental Championship.  We have Rob Van Dam (who defeated Alberto Del Rio), Cesaro (who defeated Mark Henry....with a NEUTRALIZER!  What a sight that was!), Sheamus (who defeated Jack Swager) and Wade Barrett (who defeated Dolph Ziggler).

Next week, we will see Wade Barrett face off against Sheamus and Rob Van Dam against Cesaro (not100% sure if this match will taking place at next week's Raw).  The victors of those matches will then face off (if not next week, then the following Raw) and one will be named the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship.

I personally would love to see Sheamus win the #1 Contender spot, but I have a feeling Cesaro will.  Cesaro is on a hot streak recently and I feel like it's only going to keep getting hotter and hotter.  I also predict that this Intercontinental Championship match will be taking place at Extreme Rules.  The pay-per-view is only less than a month away so I believe will be seeing this match at the pay-per-view come May. 

 
 
WWE paid tribute to legend and recent Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior.  The Ultimate Warrior passed away last Tuesday on April 8th of cardiovascular disease.  This incredibly touching tribute had me in goosebumps the entire time and by the end of it, I was in tears.  He is terribly missed, but The Ultimate Warrior will forever live on in all of us.
 
 
Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan wed Friday, April 11th in Sedona, Arizona surrounded by their closest family and friends.

They look absolutely beautiful!  I wish them nothing but the absolute in this new chapter of their lives together
 
 
Happy 45th Birthday to Goldust!
 
 
Happy Birthday to NXT Superstar CJ Parker!
 
 
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My WWE Universe will now have a weekly blog segment titled Warrior Wednesday in honor of The Ultimate Warrior.  Each Wednesday, I will post a fun fact, achievement, or memorable moment of The Ultimate Warrior's.  Once all those have been posted, Warrior Wednesday will then honor a moment from current WWE Superstars who showcase something that of a 'warrior' (example: Cesaro swinging Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter at the same time for more than 30 seconds).  I thought we could kick off the very first Warrior Wednesday with a fun fact: how The Ultimate Warrior got his name.

There is apparently some disagreement with who came up with the name of The Ultimate Warrior.  Originally, The Ultimate Warrior was known as "Dingo Warrior".  According to Bruce Pritchard, a WWE personality who went by the name of "Brother Love" back in the mid-80's, stated Vince McMahon had no clue what a Dingo Warrior was (do any of us know?  I sure don't).  Since "The Modern Day Warrior" Kerry von Erich and The Road Warriors were apart of the WWE at that current time, Vince said that there should not be more than one warrior, but the Ultimate Warrior.  The Ultimate Warrior claims different.  He said when asked to cut a promo for the WWE, Vince informed him to drop the Dingo from his name.  The Ultimate Warrior then cut the promo, stating that he was not this warrior or that warrior, but indeed The Ultimate Warrior.  And that ladies and gentlemen, was how The Ultimate Warrior was born.