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Ultimate Warrior

ABC Sitcom Planning Tribute to WWE Star

4/21/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Goldbergs Ultimate Warrior Tribute
The guy behind the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" is a hardcore Ultimate Warrior fan -- which is why he's dedicating an upcoming episode of the show to his childhood hero ... TMZ has learned. 

We spoke with creator Adam Goldberg who tells us he was heartbroken when he heard about Warrior's death earlier this month and desperately wanted to pay homage to his idol. 

Goldberg says it just so happened his staff was working on an '80s wrestling themed episode -- so it seemed like a perfect fit. 

"With the help of fans on Twitter, I was able to get in touch with [Warrior's] family and I'm thrilled to dedicate the May 6th episode to him."

"It's my way of saying thank you for being the coolest hero a kid could ever have."

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Enough with this fake wrestler already

153 days ago
2.

Frank    

Nice to have positive news out of Hollywood for a change. It is based on a wrestler's death, but at least people are cool and compassionate.

153 days ago
3.

OH, HELL NO!    

Love that show! It's one of the funniest sitcoms on tv! Good for you Adam!!

153 days ago
4.

HRH Prince Michael    

A most excellent tribute, but weeks later and
NO FUNERAL?
HIGHLY-Suspicious...eh, ZeroPhoenix?

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"The House of David:
Bethel, Boston, The Brave, and The Bastards"

153 days ago
5.

Karissa    

Its nice to see this. In a industry often considered to be so jaded, the man is paying homage to someone that inspired him.

153 days ago
6.

Tim    

Sounds awesome, I love the Goldbergs, one of the best shows on television!

153 days ago
7.

Leemeister    

Awesome.

153 days ago

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