Originally Posted by Casemeister
Ah. I think I understand.
The Ultimate Warrior was a poor "worker," and his reign as WWF champion was a failure as a result.
Following his departure, the WWF put the belt on Bret Hart, an excellent worker and my second favourite wrestler of all time. PPV buys absolutely skyrocketed, and the mid '90s are now remembered as the WWF's all-time peak in popularity.
You seem to be as anti-Warrior as I am pro-Warrior, but if you look at the facts, his reign as champion was NOT a failure. His supposed insanity (and I emphasise "supposed" -- the guy is actually very intelligent) has nothing to do with whether or not he sold tickets, PPVs, and merchandise... all of which he did.
I said he flopped creatively, not that he was a bad draw.
You see, I hated Warrior's title run because he was the worst worker ever and because of his feuds. The first one is his fault, the second is not. It has nothing to do with his numbers.
By the way... Scott Steiner is also intelligent. The guy's crazy. So Warrior can be intelligent but he's crazy as well.
And I will say that he's a poor worker... The guy was just like Goldberg, one trick pony.
Looking for some Hot Stuff baby this evening.
"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert- August 14, 1961 – February 18, 1995