Since he is finally involved in a WWE venture for the first time in over a decade, the Ultimate Warrior is the new buzz when it comes to returning to the ring. The last time he worked for WWE was 1996—the same year that Mark Henry and Brakus started.
Excuse my Brakus reference. It did fit, though.
It's no secret that Warrior and WWE has not been on good terms for quite some time now. Aside from heated contract negotiations, once even leading to Warrior asking for a huge amount of money before going out to a major match which led to an immediate dismissal (according to the Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD), he is back promoting WWE.
Despite that infamous moment, McMahon let bygones be bygones, allowing Warrior to return in 1996. However, this also led to another ridiculous moment in Ultimate Warrior history; he appeared on an episode of Raw sporting a ballcap.
With all the Ultimate Warrior's woes, including being hard-headed when it comes to a Hall of Fame induction, he is now a hot topic in wrestling again.
In a recent interview conducted by Sam Roberts regarding the WWE 2K14 pre-order announcement, questions were posed regarding a possible return to WWE and whether Warrior still watches the product. In a nonchalant manner, Warrior responded that he does not watch the product anymore, but he would welcome a match against Vince McMahon because of their real-life heat.
Interestingly enough, an Ultimate Warrior return does not sound so bad. WWE has been exploiting—successfully—a bit of nostalgia by bringing the likes of The Rock and Brock Lesnar back on TV the past couple of years. Ultimate Warrior would add to that list and would bring back the electricity that only he knows how to deliver.
Besides—who doesn't want to hear one of the most heart-pumping theme songs ever one more time?
Let's just hope that his potential return does not reflect his OWN (One Warrior Nation) WCW stint. That was an absolute bust.
Maybe the Ultimate Warrior can be chosen by Triple H to be on the babyface side during the McMahon feud leading to WrestleMania XXX.
I am not so sure that a match with Vince McMahon would do the job. It wouldn't be as bad as Hart/McMahon at WrestleMania 26, but not too far from it—although Warrior still is in great shape, but significantly slower based on his recent wrestling match for the NWE promotion against Orlando Jordan in 2008.
My first pick to face Warrior at WrestleMania would be Curtis Axel.
He and Heyman can temporarily align themselves with Vince McMahon, with McMahon telling Heyman that he must lend the services of Axel in order to keep his job. This will make sure that at least one person would be able to carry the match, with Warrior getting the feel-good win. Moreover, Warrior and Mr. Perfect had history in the WWE, so that could perfectly be used in this capacity.
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