Bruce Prichard recently spoke about a number of matters including the In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies pay per view event from April 1996. He also talked about The Ultimate Warrior and how dangerous Ahmed Johnson was in the ring.
Ahmed Johnson came to WWE in 1995. Because of his amazing physic, he was considered a big thing back in those days in WWE. In 1996 he defeated Goldust in the WWE King of the Ring pay per view event to win his first and only WWE IC title. But he was forfeited the title because he attacked the debuting Farooq. After that, he could never win the intercontinental championship ever in WWE again.
Bruce Prichard Says Ahmed Johnson Was Dangerous To Perform With
His feud with the Nation of Domination became quite famous back in the day. WWE built the story line pretty well and fans were loving it but there was a major issue with Ahmed Johnson; there was a complain among other wrestlers that he was pretty dangerous to work with in the same ring.
When he started his career the wrestling world took him quite seriously. PWI rated him #5 on the PWI 500 in 1996. But things did not go pretty well for him. Bruce Prichard recently remembered Johnson to be a dangerous man in the ring when he spoke to Something to Wrestle With Podcast;
“Absolutely. Ahmed was one of those guys that we looked at and said, ‘This guy can be WWE Champion at some point.’ He had all the charisma in the world. He had the personality. Unfortunately, he just didn’t have that feel and was dangerous in the ring.”
Prichard also spoke on “Warrior University” that Ultimate Warrior started back in the day:
“I don’t know that Warrior University ever actually opened. I think that shortly after everything was done, Warrior came into the gym one day and closed everything down. It was an unbelievable facility. It was beautiful. I saw it. It was a really super great nice gym. He came in one day and basically fired everyone, closed the gym, and just shut it all down. He shut everything down. He was going to restructure. I don’t know. He left shortly thereafter too. No one really knows. I’m sure he did, or maybe not. When you talk about an impressive facility, it was a very impressive facility. I don’t he ever got one student to my knowledge.”
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