Time heals all wounds, and it’s time for the WWE to do business again with The Ultimate Warrior.
The Warrior, of course, was one of the sport’s biggest stars in the 1990s, but he flamed out almost as fast as he rose to stardom. The man hand-picked to replace Hulk Hogan as the sport’s top star was ultimately popped for performance-enhancing drugs and clashed with WWE owner Vince McMahon over money.
Warrior eventually left, had a horrible run in WCW, and then disappeared again. He has spent the last decade as an ultra-conservative commentator on his website, all while feuding in cyberspace with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash and others.
Even though the Warrior has long since cut the long, blonde hair, he still possesses an incredible “it” factor and tons of charisma. These days, he’s not exactly the most lovable character, but he is somewhat of an ultimate heel.
The Warrior can still cut a promo better than most current WWE superstars. He’s in better shape than most WWE superstars. He has better name recognition than most WWE superstars. Warrior was never a good worker, so forget the arguments that he won’t be able to last very long in the cage in 2014. He never wrestled longer than 15 minutes in most of his matches during his prime anyway.
Warrior could feud with any number of superstars in the WWE: CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, John Cena, Ryback.
He’s an old-time star who could give the WWE exactly the lift it needs as Cena recovers from his elbow injury and as Triple H attempts to turn Monday Night Raw into his own vanity project.