Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?
Warrior looked set to be the successor to Hogan's throne. Giving him a clean win over Hogan at Wrestlemania shows that they had huge faith in him to be the next torch bearer. Unfortunately, his giant ego got in the way of whatever longterm success he could've had, but (with Hogan exploring other mainstream ventures), for a while Warrior looked set to be the face of the company. The kids loved him, he had a strong persona, he had a distinctive look that shifted merchandise and he wrestled the kind of superhuman, big man brawls that the casual fans loved. After the steroid scandal changed the face of the WWF main event, though, I think that Warrior became quickly outdated. I'm not sure he would've had the longevity of Hogan, if he had stuck around.