Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ultimate Warrior Interview

Recently, The Ultimate Warrior was interviewed by Inside The Squared Circle. During the discussion, Warrior discussed his feuds with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash, the passing of Randy Savage and his court battle with Vince McMahon. Here are some of the highlights:

On his feud with Hulk Hogan: 
"... These guys make it look like it was an absolute flash in the pan and it was a joke. I'm not the one that keeps bringing it up and all these other guys do. Every time Hogan gets an interview, the guy interviewing him brings it up. I just find it weirdly ironic that for years everybody has talked about how much of a basket-case I am and how self-destructive I am and what a loser's life I lead, but nobody has one bit of proof. Nobody has provided one single bit of proof. Nothing. Not even a traffic ticket. Yet, here you have on display a whole year's worth of self-destructive life behavior (from Hogan).

"... People talk about the thing that's going on between me and Hogan like we're both equals in it. We're not equals. I've gotten on with my life and made my life work in a positive, inspiring way and there's nobody that's been able to prove otherwise. What I'd like to see, really, is somebody who has a forum -- like yourself or the other guys and I never see this: When Hogan gets on there and is spouting that stuff about me and my life, about how I'm a crazy lunatic and I don't have a life and he and his Christian brotherhood are sitting there and praying for me, my family and my daughters and stuff. I'd like somebody to push his buttons and say, 'What do you mean, Terry? What kind of proof do you have? Where is this proof and evidence you have that Warrior is living his life in a self-destructive and non-meaningful way?'

"I think when you grow up -- and this is a simple thing that I've said numerous times -- you should think and act like one. ... The adults aren't acting like adults. When Hulk goes out there and Terry behaves the way that he has in his life, I don't see anything positive about it. But just for the sake of making sure that you don't say anything bad about Hogan and you don't push his buttons, everybody that's got something to do with the wrestling business, from people that actually worked in the WWE or TNA or interviewers such as yourself -- nobody ever challenges him a little on what the hell he means."

On gaining the intellectual property for the Warrior character when he battled Vince McMahon in court: 
"I own my life. I get to do what I want when I want. I'm still very productive in my life and I'm still as successful in my life doing other stuff as I was in the wrestling business. Years ago when I fought with Vince in the courts about my intellectual properties -- the logos, the brand, the intellectual properties of the Ultimate Warrior, everybody thought I was crazy. I mean, that's provided me a great, wonderful living."

On his feud with Kevin Nash and Hogan/Savage: 
"Somebody had wrote me a Tweet and asked me why I didn't dye my hair like Kevin and go back to wrestling. I told him, 'Because I'm not a d-head -- a p---s head -- and I don't have any interest in stealing the limelight from other guys. So, he responded and made some silly MMA comments or something like that. ... Look, my comments on any of these guys at all -- when I sat down and did the long video on Hogan after Randy (Savage) passed -- I was prompted to do that by all the years of sitting back and listening to the B.S. they were spreading.

"Hogan's first response after Randy died was that he was sad because he and Randy had just recently reconnected after ten years. I found out from very, very, very close reliable sources that that wasn't true and I just thought that I wanted to say something. I talked about what I remembered of Randy and what a great guy he was. He's another guy that was sort of an outcast and nobody really knows the true reason, I guess. But, he was a stand up guy."

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