It seems only fitting for a Eighties-based television sitcom — which touches on that decade's pop culture icons from Alf to Rubik's Cubes — to reminisce about the the early years of the World Wrestling Federation (years before it became the WWE) and one of its pioneering stars — the late, great Ultimate Warrior.
The guy behind the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" is a hardcore Ultimate Warrior fan — and that's why he's dedicating an upcoming episode of the show to his childhood hero and the phenomenon of the WWF, according to TMZ.
The gossip site spoke with the Tuesday night show's creator, Adam F. Goldberg, who told them 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 the perfect time for a tribute to one of the modern wrestling ring's first and most popular stars.
"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."
And you can't think everything '80s without the WWF.