The Ultimate Warrior is being considered for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010, according to the latest issue of the Figure Four Newsletter. The rocky relationship between Warrior and Vince McMahon is said to be in better shape than its been in many years and there’s a “strong possibility” we’ll see WWE extend the offer.
There are a number of factors that contributing to Warrior Hall of Fame buzz. Warrior lives in Phoenix, Arizona – the site of WrestleMania XXVI. WrestleMania XXVI will be the 20th anniversary of Warrior’s epic victory over Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI and it’s no secret that Hulk Hogan‘s not on the best terms with Vince McMahon these days. A lawsuit Warrior filed against WWE years ago was recently settled and many have noticed that Warrior has been featured on WWE.com quite frequently in recent months.
The UK Sun has picked up on the story and posted some quotes from an interview they conducted with Warrior back in 2004. Warrior had some harsh words for Vince McMahon at the time, saying that whenever a WWE superstar comes back to Vince, he uses them and totally eats them up.Â “That’s the way he operates, and there’s just no way I can go back to the WWE,” Warrior told the Sun. “Especially with the creative direction of cultural degeneration they’ve been on in the last five or six years. It’s not an easy thing for me to say that I’ll never go back â€” because I do miss the money, success and thrill of the business â€” but that’s the truth.”
“The WWE Hall of Fame class for 2010 seems to be garnering more interest as our email flow gets stronger. Lots of speculation that the â€œUltimate Warriorâ€ will be inducted this year. I have no clue but the fact that â€œWarriorâ€ lives in Phoenix, the site of WM26, being a significant reason as to why makes zero sense to me. Either the man deserves to be introduced or he doesnâ€™t no matter his zip code. I personally feel the former Blade Runner is deserving and just because the guy is considered â€œcontroversialâ€ should not exclude him from any accolade. Warriorâ€™s accomplishments and contributions to the business are what counts and hearing Warriorâ€™s acceptance speech live and in person would be classic and likely a â€œWrestlemania Moment.â€