On a recent edition of his “Keepin’ It 100 podcast,” AAA booker Konnan recalled a backstage incident that involved a furious Ultimate Warrior yelling at Vince McMahon during a promo shoot in WWE.
McMahon let Warrior get away with a lot while in WWE, and Konnan guessed it was due to the fact that Warrior was making McMahon a ton of money.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On going to a WWE studio to record some promos late at night: “In WWE at that time, they had the same things we had in WCW — those soundproof rooms you would go into to cut regional promos for house shows and s**t like that. So it was really late at night, they’d cut these promos after the show, so we’re talking like one in the morning.”
On Ultimate Warrior’s altercation with McMahon: “I remember Ultimate Warrior coming out of the thing and he was like, ‘F*** this, f*** that’ and Vince was like, ‘Calm down, Warrior, it’s okay. You can do it tomorrow if you want to. Calm down.’ He was basically kissing the guy’s ass while the guy was cutting a promo on him in front of everybody. And I was thinking to myself, ‘Wow, this guy must make Vince a lot of money for him to let him talk to him like that in front of everybody else.’”
It’s not exactly clear when this incident took place, but it likely happened when Konnan had some stints in WWE (then WWF) from 1991 to 1993, when Warrior was still with the company. You will recall that McMahon fired Warrior for the first time following his match at SummerSlam 1991. Warrior was later brought back at WrestleMania 8 in 1992. He was fired again later that year after failing a drug test.