WWE To Pay Tribute To Ultimate Warrior

This week's episode of Smackdown will open with an Ultimate Warrior tribute graphic that was inserted in post-production. The company also plans to pay tribute to him on next week's episode of Monday Night Raw.

Next week's Raw will take place in Birmingham, AL.

  • Evon Callaway Bitterweed Reese

    It would be such a disgrace if they didn’t. I’m glad they are doing the right thing by him.

  • Matt

    I can’t wait to see how they do it. Shame Punk isn’t with the company because he’d be out there in Warrior face paint

  • MercuryIsGod

    From what I read, they are planning on doing more than what they usually do for other people. This almost looks like an Owen Hart tribute, and if it is the case, as far as I remember, it would be the first time ever that a man, who was not a current WWE Superstar, would be given that honour.

    The Dudley Boyz paid tribute to Road Warrior Hawk, but I believe that it was just them – not the entire roster. They did minor things to honour people like Davey Boy Smith, AndrĂ© The Giant, and Randy Savage.

    This makes me want to go back to “The Self-Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior” DVD, and have different feelings about it. If it is true that Vince McMahon told him, “I’ve always loved you. Sometimes, I didn’t like you, but I always loved you,” it may change how I perceive that shameful DVD.

    After all, Vince McMahon never did that to anyone else. We also know that Warrior called Linda McMahon, “Mom.” He most likely called Vince, “Dad.” I believe that the feud that Warrior had with his “parents” truly hurt Vince, and this is how he chose to deal with it – unfortunately. It happens regularly to some people.

    Now, I believe that Vince did not do that because he hated Warrior, like I once believed. He did it because he loved him more than anyone else, and he was truly hurt. Warrior was also hurt by it, understandably. I now believe that it may have been a, “Son, please come home, now” moment.

    I think that those two men had a difficult time trying to give each other the love that they felt, and it seems like Vince chose to make Warrior angry, for reasons that maybe he felt were right, at the time.

    Maybe I am wrong, but I feel better with that explanation. It changes the perception of things. It was done out of love, and nothing else. The others involved in the DVD? They do not have that excuse. Only Vince.

    I hope that Warrior got his “Mad Max” world. He said that he believed that peace would not work for him. So, if that was his wish, I hope that he is not resting in peace at all.

    Thank you for the memories. You were my favourite.

    Feel the power. Always believe.