ORIGINAL: WWE has announced that the Ultimate Warrior is the first name of the 2014 class of the WWE Hall of Fame. The company announced on Friday that the Warrior will return to WWE after an eighteen-year absence and be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 5th, 2014 in New Orleans as part of the WrestleMania 30 festivities.
Vince McMahon said in the announcement, "The Ultimate Warrior was the most intense, colorful, competitive and outspoken Superstar in sports entertainment history, and his contributions to WWE were extraordinary. We are thrilled to induct The Ultimate Warrior into the WWE Hall of Fame."
Additional WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014 inductees will be announced over the coming weeks.