Besides the Gorilla Press, what famous finishing move did the face-painted “Warrior” famously use on Hulk Hogan to end the match on April 1, 1990?
As a World Wrestling Federation (WWF) superstar from the mid-80s to the early 90s, the Ultimate Warrior was known for his high-energy wrestling style and his Gorilla Press Slam, in which he would lift his opponent with an overhead shoulder press and then drop him to the mat face-first, and following with a running splash for his finisher.
His matches were generally kept short and frantic, featuring a handful of power moves. The Ultimate Warrior’s ring entrances featured him racing into the arena at full speed, bursting into the ring, and violently shaking the ropes up and down. Warrior’s string of fast-paced squash matches ended up being a fundamental key to his popularity (the same routine later popularized Goldberg). He was also known for his distinctive pattern of face painting.
Big Splash, sometimes to a face down opponent, and usually preceded by:
Gorilla Press Drop
Multiple Running Clotheslines
Leaping shoulder block