Jim Cornette has wondered if all the money made by one particular star would rule them out of being named as the worst wrestler of all time.
Jim Cornette has worked with the great and good of the wrestling business across many generations in various roles across WCW, WWE, ROH, IMPACT Wrestling, and his time running Smoky Mountain Wrestling to name but a few.
Speaking on his Drive-Thru podcast, Cornette discussed some of the candidates – in his mind – for the role of the worst wrestler of all time. The long-time manager of The Midnight Express suggests that The Ultimate Warrior might be the worst star to ever make it big and make a fortune – something that might disqualify him from the worst wrestler title:
“Then you’ve got The Ultimate Warrior. Is he the worst wrestler of all time that actually got big and made money? He never had a good match and was always the sh*ts at both promos and in ring. But because he made all that money, because Vince had the fetish over bodybuilders, does that qualify him to be removed from the list of the world’s worst wrestlers because he made millions of dollars at it?”
Ultimate Warrior was a hit with fans in his first run in WWE, where he defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 6. Warrior then had a series of disputes with Vince McMahon over the years but did briefly return to WWE in 1996. He also had an ill-fated stint in WCW where he resurrected his feud with Hogan.