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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

he overtook hogan's spot. enough said.

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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

Warrior's era was my peak as a wrestling fan. He was huge at the time (to Hulk Hogan standards) but for only a short period of time. Thinking about my school friends back then, there was a pretty even split between him and Hogan. I remember at the time that wholesome/somewhat geeky kids (like myself) were Hogan fans, immature boys loved Ultimate warrior and then you had a few cooler kids who favoured Macho Man and Jake the snake. In regards to warrior though, I was talking to a few 30 year oldish men at work the other week and they were still adamant that Warrior was the best wrestler ever (they have not watched since the early 90's).
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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

I once read his action figure and video were the best selling in the Europe in the early 90's out of all the superstars. His merchandise was definitely popular.

Live attendance dropped when he became champion though, but that might have been coincidental as the 80's boom would have waned anyway.
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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

Warrior was like Goldberg - a huge attraction despite being pretty untalented. For a while he was the hottest shit in wrestling but it was fairly short lived in the grand scheme of things (also like Goldberg).
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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

He was a bigger draw before he won the world belt from Hogan. From what ive heard live attendance dropped off when he was champ. Now I dont know if that was the WWF was loosing its late 80s luster or that he just didnt draw as a champ at live events. But he sure did sell a lot of merch and was very over for a period. But he was just a flash in the pan if you look at the grand scale of things.

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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

I can't imagine the numbers dropped with Warrior as champ. The guy was huge.

But if it's true, then I imagine it might have been because once Warrior won the title, there was no huge adversary on his level that could go toe to toe with him. Hogan took the summer off and Rick Rude just hadn't been elevated to that level just yet.
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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

Warrior is still talked about today. So there is that... and he beat Hogan cleanly when Hogan was still a beloved face. Quite frankly, he was one of hte only faces at the time that matched Hogan in popularity, and at times, blew him away.

Thanks for the wonderful memories Ultimate Warrior... happy you got to be recognised as the legend you are before you went. Rest in peace
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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

It is not to only blame Warrior for attendance dropping. For Warrior to carry the company is laughable. WWE got a creative team and a marketing area taht takes care of that. Warrior was just one (important) tool in the process. I can swear that if Hogan and Warrior was going to do re-matches on the house show circuit, ratings would not have dropped.

What was mostly wrong with Warriors title reign was the lack of credible opponents. He wrestled Haku and Mr
Rude at the time. He had already recently wrestled Rude numerous of times for the IC title.

Hogan was booked to wrestle the hottest heel at Summer Slam - Earthquake. If Warrior was to have wrestled Quake instead with proper booking, I am convinced it would have been better. Also a TV program with Savage at the time. Or how about a program with Roddy Piper?

fact is that despite Warrior was the champion. Hogan still got to wrestle the biggest monster in WWF.
but one can ask how bad was Warriors drawing power as champion compared to Brett Hard, HBK, Sid, Undertaker, Savage (in 1992) and others? I am convinced he still drew better. It is wrong to claim his championship run bombed as some claimed. It surely did not take wresting in to another boom as Hogan did in 1984 as Vince had hoped, but he still drew, not jsut to the expectations

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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

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It is not to only blame Warrior for attendance dropping. For Warrior to carry the company is laughable. WWE got a creative team and a marketing area taht takes care of that. Warrior was just one (important) tool in the process. I can swear that if Hogan and Warrior was going to do re-matches on the house show circuit, ratings would not have dropped.

What was mostly wrong with Warriors title reign was the lack of credible opponents. He wrestled Haku and Mr
Rude at the time. He had already recently wrestled Rude numerous of times for the IC title.

Hogan was booked to wrestle the hottest heel at Summer Slam - Earthquake. If Warrior was to have wrestled Quake instead with proper booking, I am convinced it would have been better. Also a TV program with Savage at the time. Or how about a program with Roddy Piper?

fact is that despite Warrior was the champion. Hogan still got to wrestle the biggest monster in WWF.
but one can ask how bad was Warriors drawing power as champion compared to Brett Hard, HBK, Sid, Undertaker, Savage (in 1992) and others? I am convinced he still drew better. It is wrong to claim his championship run bombed as some claimed. It surely did not take wresting in to another boom as Hogan did in 1984 as Vince had hoped, but he still drew, not jsut to the expectations
Good post, I agree. The thing is, that prior to Mania WWE had Hogan and Warrior. After Mania, they only Warrior. So it's natural that attendance numbers were down.

Warriors reign was anything but disappointing in general, only when compared to Hogans. Compared to Hart, HBK, Sid, Taker and Savage, Warrior run has to be considered a big success.
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Re: How big was Ultimate Warrior in his prime?

Warrior's theme song....rambambambam bambam baaam baam bam rambambambam baam baam bam rambambambambambamrambambam!!

Eat,Sleep,Conquer,Repeat

"So let me get this straight..The WWE , has gone from, the powerfull Austin 3:16, to the dominant, and iconic, Can ya Smell what The Rock is Cooking! Allll the way to...U cant C me?!

Johnny Cena went to town riding on a pony.Rock stuck a feather up his ass and called him a jabroni!

This smells like fear, Fruity Pebbles, and possum piss!"

Every single thing you're doing right now in the wwe john , going to every show , The Rock has already done it . Every single thing you're thinking about doing , outside of the wwe , The Rock has already done it , as a matter of fact The Rock has done it better!
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