The Ultimate Warrior recently spoke to the New York Daily News about the favorite moment in his career and more. Here are the highlights…
On if he keeps up with WWE and his current favorites on the roster: "I know some of the characters, but I don't watch it. I like all the guys. I guess because I don't know anybody, I like them all. You would think maybe I would go for a Ryback guy. He's impressive. He's a monster of a guy. I don't go against him, but I'm indifferent. I know a little about CM Punk, in that he does his own thing. I'm inspired by people who do that in their own life. That they just do their own thing no matter what the consequences are."
On his favorite single moment in his wrestling career: "My match with Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI. The buildup to that, where the business was at the time. Prior to Wrestlemania, usually they would do an angle where Hogan's best friend would backstab him out of jealousy or envy. Cut some promos and say, "if only I had the chance for a match I could take (Hogan)." That's how they'd set up the match. But the Ultimate Warrior was becoming so popular and selling so much merchandise at the time that if they'd done that they would have slit their own wrists. So they did a match where it was the Warriors vs. the Gladiators. And then a bunch of urban legend stuff has grown out of that."
On a memorable road story: "I always loved working with Randy. He was so intense. In public, he spoke like he did in his promos. I remember one time, he came out to stay with me in Arizona. And he was there for a couple days. We went out to eat one night. I said, "Randy, just do me a favor, don't say anything. Just enjoy the food and we'll go." Because we were going to go to the gym after. About a half-hour of being there, he said something about the food being good. It was all kinds of chatter going on, people talking. As soon as he said that to me, the whole place went absolutely totally dead silent. Everybody was leaning in their ear, trying to figure out where that voice came from. Then that was it, we were there signing autographs for the next two hours."