Regardless of whatever political diatribes he spouts in his post-wrestling career, the Ultimate Warrior will always be my favorite wrestler ever. While I do enjoy watching his old school promos with some irony, the amount's honestly less than most probably have. Nostalgia can make everything you enjoyed as a kid seem so much better, but I truly, objectively think that the big wrestlers of his heyday - - like Randy Savage - - had far more natural charisma than today’s “superstars.” It takes a lot more talent to ad lib off a few bullets points than it does to stick to whatever overly-serious, understated script the staff’s written for you.
Warrior’s often... brusque when it comes time to comment on the early deaths of his colleagues, so I was really waiting for that particular tasseled boot to drop after Savage passed away last week. It’s honestly surprising then (and even a little disquieting) to hear Warrior speak about his old co-star with such somber emotion and humbled respect. I’ve never heard of him speak of another wrestler with this kind of reverence - - you’ll never hear him say anybody else was more intense than the Ultimate Warrior. Thus, hearing this all from him will probably feel more genuine than any forthcoming tributes will and his vision of a post-Apocalyptic paradise for Savage is actually quite touching.
Fans have half-jokingly wondered if Warrior and Savage’s high energy was the product of drugs or steroids, or some combination thereof. Therefore, it's genuinely unexpected for him to finally identify the substance they were both on - - caffeine. By Warrior’s own admission, the two of them used to just guzzle the stuff before promos and matches. After all this time, it was Folgers that gave us Destrucity and Macho Madness.