The Ultimate Warrior was a very polarizing wrestler with a lot of fans, but also plenty of detractors as well.
During his WWE career, The Ultimate Warrior was one of the most popular wrestlers ever while also being a controversial figure as well. While the Ultimate Warrior was an Intercontinental Champion that would go to win the WWE World Title from Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 6, he didn’t do that well as the WWE Champion.
In the years that followed, Warrior had a lot of issues with WWE management because he complained about paydays, he didn’t show up for events he was advertised and had a reputation for not being a good in-ring performer as well.
By 2014, WWE and Warrior were on the same page again as he made his return to the company as the headline name in the Hall of Fame that year. A few days later, Warrior delivered a memorable promo on Raw. The day after that, he flew home and died of a heart attack at age of 54.
Kevin Nash is another WWE Hall of Famer (two times, in fact) that is also a former WWE Champion that didn’t speak fondly about the Ultimate Warrior recently.
“Vince always hated tag matches. He used to call them, ‘garnish’ and sh*t. I’m like, ‘Man, you can do so much f***ing good sh*t in a tag match.’”
When Nash’s co-host Sean Oliver remarked that Vince McMahon has had an annual PPV event for 35 years called Survivor Series full of tag team matches, Nash spoke about how he would have hated if he had to team with The Ultimate Warrior.
“I would have hung myself before I would have been on the Warrior’s team, where he got to cut the promo for you. No matter what, ‘Yeah, we’re going to get you guys together’ — [Kevin imitates The Ultimate Warrior by rambling gibberish] I just would have said, ‘F**k this.'”