You are talking to one of the biggest Rude, Piper, Dibiase, Savage, Perfect marks around... all in my top ten. And yet I can still see what Hogan and Warrior offered. So yeah, "marking out like an idiot"... well then, considering that most of my guys are the ring techinicians, must mean I they weren't any good either since I marked as hard for them as I do for the Warrior.
You want truly bad, talk about someone that doesn't have classics in their resume... I know I know, it destroys your technical marking badass cred by actually having to look beyond the simple technical merits of a wrestler and actually give nods to other styles that have actual merit. This is professional wrestling... it's not so much about the style, but how you use what you have. That is why Hogan and Warrior are so often held in such high esteem with a Savage or Hart... it wasn't just about mat based wrestling. But I know I know, you don't want to hear from a guy that will routinely mark out for a Rollins or Bryan but will gladly tip the hat to a brawler that can put on a good match as well. It ruins the whole illusion going on that only one wrestling style is legit...
I think it's an insult to put Warrior in the same class as Hogan quite frankly, as a wrestler, a draw, charisma, a promo, or anything. After all, it was Hogan who carried Warrior's ass to maybe his best match ever. He certainly made him look like a million dollars.
The Ultimate Warrior could have been huge, but at the end of the day his success was fleeting. He's a character that had some sort of nostalgic impact on kid's lives, like Power Rangers or Ninja Turtles, but beyond that, he never hit the heights that were expected of him or reached by Hogan because He. Just. Wasn't. That. Good.
I think the Ultimate Warrior sucked. I thought he sucked when I was 12. Some people think Bret Hart sucked. Some people think Benoit sucked. Some people think Bryan sucks right now. Guess what? It's an opinion. But I don't think guys like Bobby Heenan or Bret or Flair or even Vince now looking to make some money off his nostalgia again were lying when they basically said he sucked too.