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The Ultimate Warrior Talks WWE Hall of Fame

It didn’t take long once the Ultimate Warrior cut a WWE 2K14 video game commercial to get the Hall of Fame talk going. Talks have broken down in previous years but according to the Warrior, he’d welcome an induction under the right circumstances.

The whole idea about the Ultimate Warrior going into the WWE Hall of Fame has been something of a big story in recent years. Every couple of years a story will pop up suggesting that the Warrior will be heading in only to have his fans disappointed. Those same rumors are circulating this year but this time the Warrior and the WWE seem to be at a better place than at any other time in recent years.

Warrior made news a few months back when he popped up in a viral campaign for the new WWE 2K14 game. Warrior was a pre-sale character and helped promote the game. Vince McMahon even went as far as to welcome back the Warrior on Twitter. It would appear that the worlds are aligned for it to happen but according to the Warrior, the right story needs to be told in order for it to happen.

The simple answer is they’ve got to tell the right story. That’s a possibility. Being in the Hall of Fame – Ultimate Warrior being inducted into the Hall of Fame, or me standing there at the Hall of Fame participating in it – is not going to mean anything to my goals in my life and the kind of quality of life I’m going to have, what kind of things I’m going to do, how productive I’m going to be as I move on throughout my life.

“I only get this one life, so I’m not going to sit in my own pile of poop and feel sorry that I’m not in the Hall of Fame. The Ultimate Warrior character relative to professional wrestling or WWE, he’s definitely a Hall of Famer. He’s a Hall of Famer whether he gets into the Hall of Fame or not.

“They need to tell the right story. They need to tell the right story for the fans. It’s been interesting – years ago they started rewriting the history of the character. Then they came out with the DVD [2005’s controversial The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior]. I see the people who love The Ultimate Warrior. They’re grown up now they’re out in the world and they’ve got their own kids. I’ve seen them, they fight.

“They don’t sit back and take it anymore when people are on a bandwagon and spew out all kinds of stuff that’s not based on any factual information or anything like that about what kind of impression the Ultimate Warrior made in the business. So they need to tell the right story, and that would be a way to open the door to talking about doing the Hall of Fame.”

This puts the WWE in a real interesting place. Obviously the WWE brass see things one way and the Warrior sees them the other regarding his career. Would the WWE tell a favorable story about the Warrior, discrediting themselves in a sense regarding all of the things the company has said about him in the past? Why not, after all this entire business is a work right?

Quite frankly I don’t even know if the Warrior belongs in the Hall of Fame under different circumstances. Let’s face it. With guys like Koko B. Ware and Tito Santana (no disrespect to any of these guys) in the Hall, the qualifications for entry would certainly be met by the Warrior. Yet in a real true pro wrestling Hall of Fame, what did the guy have other than one very successful, incredibly brief run in the WWE? None of his other runs were ever even remotely close to as successful and as a champion he was a bit of a flop. Quite frankly the guy is delusional when it comes to his legacy but I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Do I think it will happen? I think they wait another year. I would hope that the Macho Man Randy Savage takes the top slot this year. It would be a real travesty if Savage took a backseat another year so the Warrior could have the spotlight. We’ll see.

It didn’t take long once the Ultimate Warrior cut a WWE 2K14 video game commercial to get the Hall of Fame talk going. Talks have broken down in previous years but according to the Warrior, he’d welcome an induction under the right circumstances.

The whole idea about the Ultimate Warrior going into the WWE Hall of Fame has been something of a big story in recent years. Every couple of years a story will pop up suggesting that the Warrior will be heading in only to have his fans disappointed. Those same rumors are circulating this year but this time the Warrior and the WWE seem to be at a better place than at any other time in recent years.

Warrior made news a few months back when he popped up in a viral campaign for the new WWE 2K14 game. Warrior was a pre-sale character and helped promote the game. Vince McMahon even went as far as to welcome back the Warrior on Twitter. It would appear that the worlds are aligned for it to happen but according to the Warrior, the right story needs to be told in order for it to happen.

“The simple answer is they’ve got to tell the right story. That’s a possibility. Being in the Hall of Fame – Ultimate Warrior being inducted into the Hall of Fame, or me standing there at the Hall of Fame participating in it – is not going to mean anything to my goals in my life and the kind of quality of life I’m going to have, what kind of things I’m going to do, how productive I’m going to be as I move on throughout my life.

“I only get this one life, so I’m not going to sit in my own pile of poop and feel sorry that I’m not in the Hall of Fame. The Ultimate Warrior character relative to professional wrestling or WWE, he’s definitely a Hall of Famer. He’s a Hall of Famer whether he gets into the Hall of Fame or not.

“They need to tell the right story. They need to tell the right story for the fans. It’s been interesting – years ago they started rewriting the history of the character. Then they came out with the DVD [2005’s controversial The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior]. I see the people who love The Ultimate Warrior. They’re grown up now they’re out in the world and they’ve got their own kids. I’ve seen them, they fight.

“They don’t sit back and take it anymore when people are on a bandwagon and spew out all kinds of stuff that’s not based on any factual information or anything like that about what kind of impression the Ultimate Warrior made in the business. So they need to tell the right story, and that would be a way to open the door to talking about doing the Hall of Fame.”

This puts the WWE in a real interesting place. Obviously the WWE brass see things one way and the Warrior sees them the other regarding his career. Would the WWE tell a favorable story about the Warrior, discrediting themselves in a sense regarding all of the things the company has said about him in the past? Why not, after all this entire business is a work right?

Quite frankly I don’t even know if the Warrior belongs in the Hall of Fame under different circumstances. Let’s face it. With guys like Koko B. Ware and Tito Santana (no disrespect to any of these guys) in the Hall, the qualifications for entry would certainly be met by the Warrior. Yet in a real true pro wrestling Hall of Fame, what did the guy have other than one very successful, incredibly brief run in the WWE? None of his other runs were ever even remotely close to as successful and as a champion he was a bit of a flop. Quite frankly the guy is delusional when it comes to his legacy but I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Do I think it will happen? I think they wait another year. I would hope that the Macho Man Randy Savage takes the top slot this year. It would be a real travesty if Savage took a backseat another year so the Warrior could have the spotlight. We’ll see.

It didn’t take long once the Ultimate Warrior cut a WWE 2K14 video game commercial to get the Hall of Fame talk going. Talks have broken down in previous years but according to the Warrior, he’d welcome an induction under the right circumstances.

The whole idea about the Ultimate Warrior going into the WWE Hall of Fame has been something of a big story in recent years. Every couple of years a story will pop up suggesting that the Warrior will be heading in only to have his fans disappointed. Those same rumors are circulating this year but this time the Warrior and the WWE seem to be at a better place than at any other time in recent years.

Warrior made news a few months back when he popped up in a viral campaign for the new WWE 2K14 game. Warrior was a pre-sale character and helped promote the game. Vince McMahon even went as far as to welcome back the Warrior on Twitter. It would appear that the worlds are aligned for it to happen but according to the Warrior, the right story needs to be told in order for it to happen.

“The simple answer is they’ve got to tell the right story. That’s a possibility. Being in the Hall of Fame – Ultimate Warrior being inducted into the Hall of Fame, or me standing there at the Hall of Fame participating in it – is not going to mean anything to my goals in my life and the kind of quality of life I’m going to have, what kind of things I’m going to do, how productive I’m going to be as I move on throughout my life.

“I only get this one life, so I’m not going to sit in my own pile of poop and feel sorry that I’m not in the Hall of Fame. The Ultimate Warrior character relative to professional wrestling or WWE, he’s definitely a Hall of Famer. He’s a Hall of Famer whether he gets into the Hall of Fame or not.

“They need to tell the right story. They need to tell the right story for the fans. It’s been interesting – years ago they started rewriting the history of the character. Then they came out with the DVD [2005’s controversial The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior]. I see the people who love The Ultimate Warrior. They’re grown up now they’re out in the world and they’ve got their own kids. I’ve seen them, they fight.

“They don’t sit back and take it anymore when people are on a bandwagon and spew out all kinds of stuff that’s not based on any factual information or anything like that about what kind of impression the Ultimate Warrior made in the business. So they need to tell the right story, and that would be a way to open the door to talking about doing the Hall of Fame.”

This puts the WWE in a real interesting place. Obviously the WWE brass see things one way and the Warrior sees them the other regarding his career. Would the WWE tell a favorable story about the Warrior, discrediting themselves in a sense regarding all of the things the company has said about him in the past? Why not, after all this entire business is a work right?

Quite frankly I don’t even know if the Warrior belongs in the Hall of Fame under different circumstances. Let’s face it. With guys like Koko B. Ware and Tito Santana (no disrespect to any of these guys) in the Hall, the qualifications for entry would certainly be met by the Warrior. Yet in a real true pro wrestling Hall of Fame, what did the guy have other than one very successful, incredibly brief run in the WWE? None of his other runs were ever even remotely close to as successful and as a champion he was a bit of a flop. Quite frankly the guy is delusional when it comes to his legacy but I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Do I think it will happen? I think they wait another year. I would hope that the Macho Man Randy Savage takes the top slot this year. It would be a real travesty if Savage took a backseat another year so the Warrior could have the spotlight. We’ll see.

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