World Class Wrestling: The Dingo Warrior vs. Maniac Matt Borne w/ Percival Pringle III
Warrior used more rest holds in this match than I think he ever used in his entire WWE career. The match ended when Bourne used Pringle’s cane on Warrior and the referee disqualified him. This match showed, if anything, how far Warrior came from his WCCW days and his WWE debut.
Ultimate Warrior and British Bulldogs vs. Demolition and Mr. Fuji
WOW! I had no idea this match ever happened. It is always great to see Dynamite Kid wrestling again and Ultimate Warrior was hilarious in the tag team match because he never seemed like he knew what to do when he wasn’t in the ring. The end was kind of weak, with Warrior pinning Smash (one half of the tag team champions) with a flying axe handle.
Intercontinental Championship: Ultimate Warrior vs. Dino Bravo w/Earthquake and Jimmy Hart
Ultimate Warrior was on his was to squashing Dino Bravo but Earthquake kept interfering. It didn’t matter because Warrior won in relatively unimpressive fashion. Bravo and Earthquake beat down Ultimate Warrior after the match, but Hulk Hogan ran in for the save. This was leading into the big Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan title match. Warrior didn’t appreciate the save and referees had to separate them.
Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior Contract Signing
Unlike now, where the contract signings are in the ring and ends up in fights, this one took place in the offices. It still included the two men cutting promos just like today, just sitting at a table and talking.
Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior Contract Signing
This was more like today’s contract signings, with the two men signing in the ring. This was for the Career Ending Match from Wrestlemania VII. It ended with Warrior tipping over the table and then The Undertaker came down to the ring and stared down Ultimate Warrior.
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter (JAPAN)
The commentary in this match was in Japanese, which is fine. It was also apparently a no-DQ match because Warrior picked up a table and smashed it over Slaughter’s back and then Slaughter started using a chair. It was a typical Warrior match with Slaughter looking good but Warrior coming back at the end to hit some clotheslines and a splash for the win.
Intercontinental Championship: Goldust w/Marlena vs. Ultimate Warrior
Goldust had a “bodyguard” in his corner for this match, which took place at In Your House 7. Goldust tried to walk out. Warrior grabbed Marlena’s cigar, and then pulled her director’s chair into the ring, threw Goldust’s robe into the chair and sat on it until Goldust came back to the ring. Goldust finally came to the ring and offered to shake Warrior’s hand. Warrior responded by burning his hand with the cigar, hitting one clothesline and Goldust ran to get counted out. All of this took seven minutes.
Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection proves that there was more to Warrior’s career than just squash matches. There is a slight problem when watching all the matches back-to-back to see the clear formula for all Warrior’s matches, but it doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. With Warrior’s passing, the Blu-ray was very hard to get through, but for all Warrior fans, this is one that can’t be missed. It totally makes up for the burial on the last DVD that the WWE put out on the star. Great work to The Ultimate Warrior and the WWE and may he rest in peace. Always Believe.