When Mr Ken Ng was a student, wrestler The Ultimate Warrior kept him going through tough times at the university.
Mr Ng, 35, had struggled with juggling 10 academic modules - at least twice as many as what his peers did.
But he kept in mind the wrestling legend's "never give up" spirit to see him through.
Naturally, The Ultimate Warrior's death on Tuesday came as a shock and dealt a big blow to his fans in Singapore.
Mr Ng, an operations manager in the gaming industry, told The New Paper yesterday that his wrestling idol's never-say-die attitude is one of the things he will fondly remember.
He said: "He was always a source of motivation for me, a reminder to not give up. I was shocked to learn of his death because he was only 54."
Mr Ng recalled a time in the late 1980s when he would watch the matches on TV with his father, uncle and grandfather.
For "special matches", they would join other fans at video rental shops that showed the fights.