I think you aren't getting my whole overall vibe on the situation. I used the sports teams analogy. I just think it's wwe revisionist history because we don't have Warrior's side of the story. They made a whole dvd to bury the guy because he would not do the dvd. Vince also doesn't put people in his HOF depending on which side of the bed he wakes up on.
As for Hall and Nash I remember Jim Ross turning heel with fake Diesel and fake Razor Ramone trying to capitalize on their heat in wcw. The company sued wcw for using their likeness. Why would the company bury them and give them more promo during a Monday Night War where they were losing in the ratings week after week?
HBK and HHH when they made DX referred to the curtain call at MSG and the one who got buried for it was HHH. Hall and Nash were gone onto greener pastures. The company tried to bury Hogan and Savage. We saw how that backfired months later when Hogan used it in his promo at BATB to rip the wwf.
As for Bret Hart I know the story 100 times over. My point was at the end of Bret's loyalty to the company he was railed by the company's boss as a guy who screwed himself and a sell out the night after Montreal. Bret saved the company somewhat by returning in late 1996 and he got treated like the biggest traitor a year later for it. More wwe revisionist history and he would have the same Warrior DVD if he never came back to patch things up.
Bottom line, you can't compare the situations of Warrior, Bret, Hall & Nash. Whether Warrior held Vince up or not is irrelevant and isn't the sole reason he's been buried. He was fired 3 times. It's more to the story.
In Bret's case, obviously, he was no longer wanted. He gives the idea that he was forced out but has previously said that he didn't like the direction the company was heading in. Plus, Vince couldn't afford to pay him. IMO, he didn't want or need Bret anymore. And you can say he somewhat held Vince up because he refused to drop the belt.
Regarding Hall & Nash, the difference between them & Bret is they did the job on their way out. Unlike Warrior, they didn't hold Vince up for money and Vince's instant take on that is to try to bury them, just like everybody else who's ever left him (he tried to bury Austin, Rock, Hogan, Savage, Luger, etc.).
But in no way can you compare any of these situations, because the circumstances were drastically different.
Holding up Vince for Money... Well, if you watch the Warrior shoot, it is not that Vince shouldnt have seen it comming, becasue IRRC, warrior demanded a meeting with vince to discuss his WM payoff on several occasions for months. Hogan got a huge payoff for his WM match, Warrior at the time was as big star as Hogan, and to be honest, what made WM 7 great was NOT Hogan vs Sgt Slaughter, it was Warrior vs Savage that saved the card
So with that in mind and the fact that Vince never got back to him about the matter with Warior wanting to discuss the matter on numeroous occasions for months, it is not warrior just did what he did out of the blue.
I've said it many times, Vince seems to think that everybody are just dying to get in to the WWE and be happy and grateful where they are. But that was never Warriors, Goldbergs or Lesnars attitude. They knew what they could bring in the the table, sacrified their bodies, saved their money and made their families no1 priority and they knew their name value AND didnt have the need and feel to stay in the business if they were pushed around. So Warrior throwing that tantrum is kind of justified in some ways ways.
But hey I never said Warrior was 100% right doing so, but I dont think he did it just out of the blue without any one seeing it commin. Warrior is not to be soley blamed for what happenend
In this case, it's looking like 3 sides to the story. Warrior's side, Vince's side & the truth. And to be honest, we might not ever know the truth.
But, fact is the burial isn't because of him holding Vince up for money, it's a combination of shit that happened in 1991, 1992 and 1996 that made Vince totally dislike him and we might never know exactly why.
Warrior throwing that tantrum was smart on his behalf, as I've said countless times. But if I'm Vince, Warrior would have never been brought back after Summerslam 1991. It's also your opinion that Warrior/Savage made Wrestlemania 7 great but it's also a reason why Warrior wasn't champ going into Wrestlemania 7. And if he thought he should be making what Hogan made, that's where the problem started. Hogan was established before WWE, Warrior had to be built up, which led to him thinking he was a bigger star than he was and WWE realized they pushed him too far. His ego got too big and I don't think he ever lost clean in WWE.