Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wrestling's Most Memorable Moments - Warrior, Hercules, Tug of War!

It's time once again to look back in time to an era when wrestling was fun and memorable! This weeks memory, while in the scheme of things not quite as earth shattering as some others I'll be covering, was still pretty unforgettable. And, like many of the finer things in this world, this week's article involves The Ultimate Warrior!

The Ultimate Warrior made his WWF debut in June 1987. He immediately stood out because of his intensity, displays of raw power, and lets face it, the face paint. He was mostly squashing jobbers until February of 88, when he fought the Mighty Hercules on an episode of Superstars. Hercules attacked the Warrior with his chain and the two ended up in a tug of war. That's when the unthinkable happened - Warrior snapped the chain!

If this were today, with the 50/50 booking today, the chain would beat the Warrior the following week, to keep the chain strong so that eventually HHH could beat it further down the line. And then Warrior would lose 3 weeks in a row to John Cena. Because nobody can beat John Cena. Except HHH.  But I digress.
This was the moment when Warrior went from just another heavily pushed guy to something special. Up until this point, Warrior could've easily ended up being another Battle Cat or Big Bully Busick -  guys that came in with a unique look, were booked strong for months, but ended up going nowhere. And yes, Warrior would end up having even bigger moments than this later on in his storied career, but this was the first one that really made you take notice. And the first one that carved itself into our collective

No comments:

Post a Comment