Professional wrestling legend Jim Ross who currently works as an announcer in the All Elite Wrestling recently revealed if the World Championship Wrestling wanted to bring Ultimate Warrior in 1991 to their promotion.
The Ultimate Warrior was one of the biggest names of professional wrestling back in the time. Before his time in WWE was not a very common name on the lips of the professional wrestling fans. However, his time as the tag team partner of Sting when they were known as the Blade Runners were quite loved by the fans.
Jim Ross Reveals If WCW Wanted To Bring Ultimate Warrior 1991
He came to WWE back in 1987 and in a very short amount of time he became quite famous. After a number of successful Matches and feuds, he main evented Wrestlemania VI against the Immortal Hulk Hogan who was undefeated at WrestleMania by then. Nobody expected on following could be beaten by someone like Ultimate Warrior.
But Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan in that event which made him a star overnight. Beating Hulk Hogan was a huge deal back then. Warrior became one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling after Wrestlemania VI. He started to feature on ads and TV commercials and everywhere.
Jim Ross who currently works as an announcer in the All Elite Wrestling recently during an episode of Grilling JR revealed if the World Championship Wrestling wanted to bring Ultimate Warrior in 1991 to their promotion. He said;
“It might have been casually discussed, but I don’t remember it being a major topic of discussion or a meeting where ‘hey, we’ve gotta talk about Warrior’. Any of the guys that were on the card or booking committee were fully aware of how hard he was to manage and he was a high-maintenance guy.
“Nobody wanted to be part of that. You may have somebody like a [Jim] Barnett or [Jim] Herd who would just see the sizzle and not look peel the onion back and see what you’re actually hiring.
“They may have thought it was a quick fix just to solve our problems, but that would’ve just created more problems, in my opinion. So I don’t think it was ever discussed seriously to any degree. I’m sure at some point in time, somebody may have been ‘what about the Warrior?’ But I don’t anybody ever had a serious conversation about that.”
Credit: Grilling JR. H/T 411Mania