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The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior (2005)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  27 September 2005 (USA)
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The Ultimate Warrior's meteoric rise to fame and fortune following his defeat of Hulk Hogan, his rivalries with other wrestlers such as Randy Savage and Rick Rude, and his rapid burn-out when the pressures of fame got too much for him.

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Credited cast:
Jim Hellwig ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Ultimate Warrior)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adnan Al-Kaissy ...
General Adnan (archive footage)
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Andre the Giant (archive footage)
Eric Bischoff ...
Himself
Michael Bollea ...
Horace Hogan (archive footage)
Steve Borden ...
Black Runner Flash / Sting (archive footage)
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Ted DiBiase ...
Himself
Paul Ellering ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sid Eudy ...
Sid Justice (archive footage)
Wayne Farris ...
The Honky Tonk Man (archive footage)
Tonga Fifita ...
Haku (archive footage)
Howard Finkel ...
Himself - Ring Announcer (archive footage)
Ric Flair ...
Himself
Greg Gagne ...
Himself (archive footage)
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The Ultimate Warrior's meteoric rise to fame and fortune following his defeat of Hulk Hogan, his rivalries with other wrestlers such as Randy Savage and Rick Rude, and his rapid burn-out when the pressures of fame got too much for him.

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Trivia

Warrior was offered to take part in the production of this documentary and share his side of the story, but he declined. See more »

Goofs

At one point Bobby "The Brain" Heenan explains that Ultimate Warrior had 'picked him up and just dropped him' - after several clips of Warrior dropping people in the exact same manner had been played throughout the presentation. See more »

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[on the Warrior hailing from "Parts Unknown"]
Bobby Heenan: He was probably too stupid to know where he was from! Either that, or someone paid him to keep it quiet. 'Here's 50 bucks, don't say you're from Pittsburg!'
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I have some doubts
3 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was huge wrestling fan from about 1984 to 1995. I got bored over the idea that I was being told who to cheer for and who to boo at. Do you want to be a bad guy? Just slap Hulk Hogan and there you go! Just ask Andre the Giant. As well as really dumb characters such as Doink the Clown, or Papashango. How about when Demolition Smash disappeared and six or eight months later we are introduced to Repo-Man! Between Brett Hart, and The Ultimate Warrior I stuck by them because they didn't sell out to the fluff.

I really liked The Ultimate Warrior because he was fun to watch. Intense, out of control, totally unique for the day. I always wondered what happened to him and why the WWF/WWE didn't do much with him when he was champion. This video answered many of those questions, although most of the answers really made him look like a total jerk. Maybe he was, I don't know.

The trouble is Vince McMahon is not the most honest person himself. He screwed over many wrestlers including Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Brett Hart, and even Hulk Hogan just to name a few. See for yourself. Just watch 'Brett Hart:Wrestling With Shadows', or the Biography on Hulk Hogan and find out the real reason why he went to the WCW. Add to that, his company men like Bobby Heenan, and Gene Orkerlund backing up everything. In all fairness however, Hulk Hogan didn't have a bad word to say about him.

Maybe this is all true. However I find it interesting this came out after the Warrior sued the WWE, and now that Vince has the only game in town without nobody to challenge him, I have my doubts. Is there more to the story here? I'll let you make up your own mind.


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