Former WWE Champ Ultimate Warrior in Quotes: Artistic Brilliance and Insanity
Former WWE champion The Ultimate Warrior would have considered being stuck with swords by a matador as perfectly adequate training for a match, at least from the utterances of his recorded interviews.
During his primary run in the WWE in the late '80s and early '90s, the Ultimate Warrior was a fan favorite and electrifying performance artist who was simultaneously unique and a perfect formula for the ideal professional wrestling superstar.
His skills inside the ring were never brilliant, but the intensity of his entrance and the alien phrasings of his interviews gave fans a dose of something they never knew they wanted until they were already entrenched in its addiction.
Here are five quotes from The Ultimate Warrior too crazy and/or awesome to forget. None of these quotes are taken out of context, because, quite simply, the Ultimate Warrior never really had any tangible context in his interviews.
Sing the Power of the Ultimate Warrior
“. . . and I came here for one reason: to attack and keep coming. Not to ask but just to give, not to want but just to sing, sing the power of the Warrior . . . because this freak of nature right here is just beginning to swell, and when I get big enough, brother, there ain’t gonna be room for anybody else but me and all the Warriors floating through the veins . . .”
This is the first 38 seconds of the video. The intensity of the words is constant. It seems that this kind of speech would make a man tired after he was through.
Although the last quoted words make absolutely no logical sense in any context, just looking at the veins bulging out of the Warrior's arms is enough to be convinced of just how serious he is.
“How should I prepare? Should I jump off the tallest building in the world? Should I lie on the lawn and let them run over me with lawnmowers? Or, should I go to Africa and let them trample me with raging elephants?”
It is evident that the Warrior's philosophy of preparation incorporates near-death experiences.
Hulk Hogan had incredible success with prayers, training and vitamins. The Ultimate Warrior takes it up a notch with what could only, in other contexts, be described as suicide attempts.
The quote starts at about 0:47 into the clip.
Transportation, Warrior Style
“Load the spaceship with the rocket fuel, load it with the warriors”
I have no idea as to the Warrior's intended meaning with this statement. Although his prior statement about preparation for a match was a complete exaggeration, this delves into the realm of complete hyperbole.
Jumping into a spaceship would, presumably, make him late for the match. If his "warriors" are also on said spaceship, he will then make them miss the match they undoubtedly want to see.
It is assumable that the Ultimate Warrior would take the helm as captain of this ship. Would you ride anything that this man was driving? With a gun placed to my head, I believe I would rather get on a spaceship with the Undertaker in the cockpit.
Clip starts at about 1:00.
Further on Down the Spiral
“Dig your claws into my organs, scratch into my tendons, bury your anchors into my bones.”
Noteworthy here is the continuing theme of pain and transport. The Warrior alludes again to a ship, this time a sailing vessel, asking that we use his bones as either a pier or an ocean floor.
Digging anything into organs is disgusting and would probably hinder the Ultimate Warrior's performance for an extended period of time. The same is true for tendons.
This perversion of logic starts at 1:29.
“The family that I live for only breathes the air that smells of combat.”
This simple sentence is sheer brilliance. Any military drill instructor would be wise to incorporate this saying into his repertoire of motivational ideas for newly enlisted recruits.
I wonder, though, if this family of which he speaks turns this combative instinct upon each other?
1:43 into the video is where you will find this strike of inspirational lightning.
This is a small sampling of the confusing and brilliant words of the Ultimate Warrior. There are a plethora more available on the Internet. May the power of the Warrior continue to float through your veins.