Sting posted the following picture of him and the late Ultimate Warrior on his Twitter account while they were in their early days of their careers. Under that is what he wrote on his Facebook Page:
Mourning the loss of Jim Hellwig… pic.twitter.com/gnPIpAU8Cj
— Sting (@Sting) April 10, 2014
“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.”
- WWE Hall of Famer Paul Bearer would have turned 60 today. He was born on April 10, 1954.
- Former TNA wrestler Jesse Neal turns 34 today. He was born on April 10, 1980.
- 1987: Day 1 of the 2nd Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. 9,300 were in attendance to see Ole Anderson defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a Last Man Standing Steel Cage Match in the main event.
- 2000: On WCW Nitro, Eric Bischoff & Vince Russo announce they were vacating of all WCW Titles.
- 2001: Jeff Hardy defeated Triple H to win the WWF Intercontinental Title on an episode of Smackdown.