• Booker T Reveals What The Ultimate Warrior Asked Him To Do Before Warrior’s Final Match
During a recent edition of his Hall Of Fame podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T revealed that The Ultimate Warrior called him and wanted to train for his final match.
Warrior’s final match took place on June 25, 2008, where he defeated Orlando Jordan to win the Nu-Wrestling Evolution World Heavyweight Championship. He vacated the Title after the match.
Booker T had the following to say about Warrior calling him to get in shape for the match:
“I was around the Ultimate Warrior for sure. I didn’t really know him on a personal level, but I was there when the Ultimate Warrior wanted to make his comeback (in the 2000’s). 2008, 09 and he was going to be coming back to do a show. He actually wanted me to help him out, as far as getting him in shape for that match. I was pretty excited that the Ultimate Warrior had gotten in touch with me to get him in shape for this match.
So I was getting myself together to finally talk to him about it. He goes, it’s kind of funny, he goes, ‘hey man. I’m going to be coming down to train with you. How about I come down on Thursday?’ And the thing is I’m the only one who pretty much knows the story, so there’s no way I can confirm it or anything like that. It’s not a bad story. But he says ‘why don’t I come down on Thursday and train with you, start getting ready for this match? I’ll come down, I’ll land at probably 12, get there around 2, train around 4 and catch a flight around 6.’
He wanted to train with me for 2 hours to get ready for a match when he hadn’t worked in over 10 years!
I told him ‘bro, I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can do in just 2 hours’. I said, ‘it’s going to take a little longer than that to work with you, to get you ready.’ I think he was closer to California, so he went and worked with RVD for that match.
I watched the match and they worked for a little while in that match and it seemed his cardio was there so it seemed like whatever.
Whatever Rob did, Rob does things from a witch doctor perspective sometimes. If this ain’t working, we may try that. It may be a bit unorthodox but he’ll get you there.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 27, 1990) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Greg Valentine & Honky Tonk Man vs. Jim Powers & Rudy Boyd
– Hercules vs. Bob Bradley
– Haku vs. Omar Atlas
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Pez Whatley
– Bad News Brown vs. Jim Gorman
– Dino Bravo vs. Louis Spicolli
– Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. Kenny Johnson