Challenging SCOTT STEINER's authority
Join Date: May 2009
Re: Ultimate Warrior
I've read a funny story that I don't know if I remember correctly or even where I've heard it, but here goes;
Warrior was working the house shows with Andre, and at the time The Giant had a spot that he liked to do. We've all seen it, he would get hit a few times and fall backwards and become tangled up with his arms tied with the ring ropes so he couldn't escape and the crowd would pop. The first few nights of working together, for whatever reason Warrior wouldn't let Andre do this spot even though it was set up to do, so after a week or so working together the time in the match for the spot came and instead of taking the usual nonsense, Andre just stuck his huge fist out and let Warrior run full force into it, almost knocking himself out. The next night, Warrior was happy to let Andre do the spot and apparently when Andre was tied up in the ropes, he looked across at Heenan and mouthed "He's learning."
Always made me laugh that. I think it's a Heenan story I've heard so I maybe a bit fuzzy, but the jist is correct.
I think Warrior gets a bad rep for the things he's done which are at the most on the level of what some of the wrestlers looked upon most fondly have gotten away with. I think he was just a poor worker in the right place, right gimmick, right time and got too big for his boots.
Some of his comments after his career ended though are a bit odd.
I do remember though, a few years ago, I always read he took himself way too seriously and was a real pain in the arse and then I saw a video of RVD doing an impression the Ultimate Warrior rambling promo character and thought, Ha Ha making fun of him, and then the real guy walks upto RVD and acts annoyed and then they both crack up and Warrior walks away laughing. Simple video but made me see him in a somewhat different light.