Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas shared an interesting story about when Andre The Giant felt like having some fun with The Ultimate Warrior during a match.
Korderas was a WWE referee from the late 1980s until 2008, so he spent his career in the ring with a lot of o wrestling’s biggest names.
During a recent appearance on “Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw,” Korderas talked about how WWE Hall of Famers Andre and Warrior didn’t always get along.
Korderas recalled a story where Andre felt like he should teach Warrior a lesson in a funny way:
“The one that makes me laugh the most is that they used to do a spot where Warrior would hit the ropes and clothesline Andre. And he hit him on the third one, Andre would tie himself up in the third and second rope. But Andre told him one time, because you couldn’t hurt him, but he said, ‘Listen, you don’t have to hit me that hard, I will sell for you.’”
“So here they go. First one comes in and you see Andre teeter, second one, Andre teeters, third one, Andre puts that fist up and Warrior runs right into it. Bam! Goes down. He say’s ‘hit me with another Clothesline.’ So he does and ties himself up and looks over at Bobby Heenan and goes ‘he’s learning.’ [laughs]”
There was also a Steel Cage match between Andre and Warrior where Korderas spoke about Andre’s legendary farting ability to joke around with Warrior some more:
“In the Cage Match, like I said, they had their issues. There was a spot where Warrior’s seated in the corner and he (Andre) would kinda sit on him, kinda like Rikishi would back in the day. He’d do the seated thing and kinda rub his butt on him a little bit and stuff like that.”
“I don’t know what Andre was eating or drinking that day but it was right by the door, so I’m manning the door of the cage, and he’s dropping some bombs. While he’s sitting on Warrior. And I can see Warrior’s face turning shades of green and purple and blue. And I’m going ‘Oh my God!’ I’m trying to see if people are noticing this. And Andre’s laughing, and you can hear Warrior, ‘You’re killing me! You’re killing me!’”
Gerald Brisco also shared an Andre story saying that one time when Andre/Warrior were not on the same page about a match, Andre beat up Warrior for about 30 seconds until he decided to let Warrior get the win.
Also during the podcast, Korderas spoke about the match that became a shoot fight involving the APA and Public Enemy in a WWE ring in 1999.