Details Leaked On Ultimate Warrior DVD
Submitted by Daniel Pena on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 7:14 PM EST
There have been some rumors lately in regards to a DVD on The Ultimate
Warrior to be released by WWE. The title for the new double-set DVD
featuring the Ultimate Warrior will be called "The Self-Destruction of the
Ultimate Warrior" and it's supposed to be released on September 27, 2005.
Deepdiscountdvd.com already has a page up on this DVD, although, not much
information is given. However, by having a page up, it pretty much confirms
that there will be a DVD on Warrior one way or another. CLICK HERE to see
the pre-order page.
Anyways, an intern for the WWE production department has posted some
startling information at The Ultimate Warrior's official message board in
regards to the contents of this DVD. By the looks of things, Warrior won't
be portrayed in a positive light if this information is indeed true.
Considering that WWE and The Ultimate Warrior are on bad terms and what with
WWE's approach for doing shocking stuff lately, what this person is saying
seems very much possible.
CLICK HERE to see the actual post or just read the post below.
I know there is a great deal of BS and lies on the internet, so I understand
if you do not believe me during this post, but I will go ahead anyway. I do
not want to disclose my name, as I know the company monitors the internet
quite tight, but I have been working as an intern at the production
department of Titan Television (WWE's studios). I have been involved in the
making of several DVD projects these past few months, one of which was the
forthcoming Ultimate Warrior 2 disc set.
While I can't give out too many specifics on the set, I can tell you a few
things that may upset you as Warrior fans, and would like your feedback
which I will happily return to my supervisor, Mr Chambers.
First off, Vince McMahon and Warrior have actually spoke several times
regarding this DVD. Those of you who have purchased WWE 'Legends' DVDs will
know how they work...there is a documentary on the wrestler, and fellow
superstars and office staff will talk about that wrestler - memories,
favorite moments, opinions, backstage stories, etc. We recently released a
DVD on the Road Warriors, which featured Animal tracing the roots of the
characters and giving insights into their careers as superstars, wrestlers,
Vince wanted Warrior to do the same, and called him at home. Warrior
apparently has his own documentary film coming soon and said to Vince he
would like to do a deal where they could have flyers inside each DVD to help
advertise the other one. Mr McMahon said he didn't want to do this, as it
wouldn't be a 50-50 beneficial deal(it would benefit Warrior much more than
WWE), and that the shareholders wouldn't like advertising with a former
Warrior was worried about being seen as a hypocrite if he appeared on the
DVD, and when Vince refused advertising and a smaller fee than what Warrior
wanted, Warrior refused steadfast to participate in it. Negotiations ended
there on the phone, and I was told by my supervisor that Vince told Warrior
"Well then, we'll see what happens."
I can reveal to you that this DVD is not going to be one that fans will want
to see. Many talents have appeared on this disc to talk about Warrior -
Bobby Heenan, Pat Patterson, Paul London, HHH, JR, John Cena, Batista,
Hogan, Eddie, Benoit and others - and every single one of them has painted
him a negative light. All the comments make fun of Warrior, and talk about
what an idiot, flash in the pan, and lucky guy he was.
There are also two bonus features on disc 2. The first is "Ultimate
Impressions" in which current WWE superstars do their best impersonation of
Warrior. It is sad to say the least - Benoit foams at the mouth and yells at
the top of his voice...HHH messes his hair all up and pretends to be Warrior
shaking the ropes, and Batista ties some bootlaces around his arms and talks
to his hands. More insulting, there is a "Warrior Calamaties" montage of
times when Warrior has made mistakes - slipping over, bloopers during
interviews, botched moves, etc.
Basically, the whole thing is made to have the message that Warrior was
intense and powerful, but also a bit of an idiot. He is painted in the same
light as Doink, Repo Man and Duke Droese, rather than as a legend next to
Randy Savage, Bret Hart and Andre. Sad - because the majority of people who
would buy this would be UW fans from the 80s...and once they know that this
is a giant farce, they will boycott it and the DVD will fail to sell.
Good business sense Mr McMahon!! It looks like another desperate attempt to
Thought you should know. Opinions?
Look at you. You're a little older, a little sadder, a little fatter.
Seriously, you might want to give me that apple back. I mean look at your
love handles. Have you seen yourself when you wrestle? They jus pour through
your tights. It's a good thing you're covered up. Seriously. Love handles?
That's not cool."
- Carlito, 9:08pm