In 1990 the Ultimate Warrior made an appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show. Arsenio doesn’t seem to know what to make of the Ultimate one! This was just before the Ultimate Warrior would go on to defeat then WWF world champion Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI!!
LordsofPain.net is reporting that the Ultimate Warrior issued the following statement regarding reports of him asking for 30% of any Warrior merchandise sold on eBay or he’s threatening legal action and having those items removed from eBay:
“Recent stories about Warrior attempting to swindle 30% royalties from eBayers auctioning Ultimate Warrior items are ridiculously inaccurate. The actual royalty demand is 110%, 100% of money made from the sale plus a 10% service fee for handling the hassle of informing others of their no-nos.
It is hard to believe that Sting and the Ultimate Warrioronce wrestled as The Freedom Fighters (Warrior was known as Justice and Sting was called Flash) in Memphis’ Continental Wrestling Association under manager Dutch Mantell.
This is the only known time the Ultimate Warrior was pinned clean during his WWF Career. The match was broadcasted on Italian TV on RAI. The match was held in Cesena, nearby Grenoble in France, so it was probably a treat to Andre the Giantfor his hometown crowd.
Date for the match is presumably on April 15, 1988.
Although Ultimate Warrior has long been an iconic Superstar, the intense individual from Parts Unknown has been shrouded in mystery for much of his career. Get a closer look at the former WWE Champion in these rare photos that show Warrior like you’ve never seen him before.
WWE.com has published Part 1 of their exclusive interview with the Ultimate Warrior. Here are some highlights of what Warrior said about:
Getting his start with WWE: ”I was in WCCW in Texas and the first time I worked for them, this is a story that you don’t even hear no more, while I was working down there Vince had done his first Wrestlemania. He had a guy working for him at the time named George Scott and he was on his way to Florida. He was a friend of Fritz Von Erich, who owned the promotion WCCW and Fritz asked him to come down and take over the book for a while. He came in and started doing that and then an old time wrestler, Bronko Lubich, pulled me aside and said I heard George got on the phone today and he was talking to somebody from New York and he was talking about somebody down here that’s got this talent. It’s raw, but you know. He said don’t you tell anybody cause I’ll deny it.