GS:Growing up, the Ultimate Warrior was one of the first wrestlers I ever gravitated toward. I came in to the WWF's '80s boom a bit late, so by the time I was watching with any regularity, the Warrior had already arrived on the scene and begun ascending toward the federation's upper echelon. I loved the character for his insane, nonsensical promos, which often sounded more like the threatening ramblings of a genuine psychopath than an actual wrestling promo. In the ring, he was fast, absurdly powerful, and wildly unconventional. For a hyperactive ten-year-old kid, he was basically the best thing.