Be careful flipping through WWE's latest book release, "The Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever." You may lose some of its contents.
From a reproduced copy of the hand-written notes taken when the WrestleMania VI card was laid out, to the sheet music for the Warrior's signature entrance theme, to an actual Warrior mask, the coffee table book celebrating the life of the late wrestling legend provides fans plenty of face-painted, arm-tasseled bang for their buck.
And the Warrior's widow, Dana, said her husband wouldn't have had it any other way.
"He packed as much into everything he delivered to his fans as possible. I think the book can kind of be representative of him in that way," Dana Warrior said. "We made sure that we delivered the color, the commentary, the stories that really do mark who my husband was."
Authored by Jon Robinson, with forwards by Dana and by Paul "Triple H" Levesque, "A Life Lived Forever" is filled with never-before seen photos, and never-before-heard stories of the iconic former WWE champion, who died three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame over WrestleMania 30 weekend in 2013.
For Dana Warrior, helping put the book together was both challenging and "cathartic." Digging through personal archives, Dana, who was with Warrior for 20 years, unearthed pieces of her husband's history that she had never before seen, such as the Warrior's Oregon state wrestling license from his rookie year -- a facsimile of which is included in the book.
"I found that in an old wallet of his, and I had never seen that before. It was like bringing him back to life. It was really special," said Dana Warrior, who laments not being able to reminisce with her husband about the old artifacts. "I want to talk to him. But, anybody who has ever lost anybody will tell you that, although they don't speak to you, they leave their impression in your hear every once in a while."