• Ultimate Warrior’s Reaction After Knocking Out A Jobber Revealed
Legendary Old School WWF Jobber Barry Horowitz appeared as a guest on a recent episode of Wrestling Inc. Daily, where he was asked about The Ultimate Warrior, who was recently featured in not just one, but two documentaries: the A&E biography and a Dark Side of the Ring episode.
Here’s what Horowitz had to say about the former WWF World Heavyweight Champion:
“When I first met the Dingo Warrior, when I first worked with him at the Old Keele Auditorium in St. Louis, made famous by Flair, Bob Geigel and Harley Race, this is a mecca building, he was polite. He listened. He was nervous. He was stiff. He was talking to me after the match.
I thought he was respectful, and then as that Warrior thing grew and he’s hanging around with Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy and other people, making too much too soon in the wrestling business is not good. It creates a monster. A monster that can’t work, and he got disrespectful.
He didn’t like the locker room. He didn’t like the business. He liked to have roid rages at diners. I was there. I’m calling it like it is. I’ve seen him hurt people.
My biggest memory and I’ll never forget this, it was somewhere in Indiana. Brian Costello, he’s a friend of mine. He runs unbelievable shows in Mishawaka for 20 years. He worked for Vince, and that stupid Warrior clotheslined him in the face. It knocked him out. Brian came back and collapsed.
Tony Garea was like, ‘Are you alright? Are you all right?’ And I felt bad, and Warrior walked by and looked at him and shook his head then kept on walking like ‘you piece of crap’. And he was stiff in the ring, but I knew how to work around that. That didn’t bother me. I don’t give a crap. I didn’t like his attitude. I didn’t like him, and I watched some of his YouTube.
I don’t know where this dude’s coming from, maybe too much acid or black heroin, listen, I’m going to show you a good worker. It’s just like a good movie actor, Tom Cruise or DiCaprio, Barry Horowitz, Mr. Technical, when he gets off the plane and he gets to the building, that’s who he is. When I get back to my family, I’m Barry Horowitz, separate the two.
Don’t tell me you have to live your freaking gimmick. You don’t have to. A good worker could separate them and that makes a freaking artist. He’s coming off with these stupid things, and every time he talks, he acts like he’s angry at people. I don’t know what his deal is. Can you not talk normal? And then to knock Hulk Hogan, who the f**k are you, Jim Helwig?
You’re a smartened up bodybuilder. That’s what you are. You’re a dime a dozen. In today’s world, in Japan, you’d be sent home that night, and if you want to go with bodies and work, Batista blew your a$$ away. Had a hell of a run, Batista looks good. His intro was good. He was limited, but he was way better than Warrior. At least I saw the man arm drag and dropkick, and he’s doing well in Hollywood so props to him.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 29, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the “WWF The Wrestling Classic” PPV.
You can find the card below:
1. The Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. Rick Hunter & AJ Petruzzi
2. Terry Funk vs. Aldo Marino
3. Killer Bees vs. Steve Lombardi & Dave Barbie
4. Magnificent Muraco vs. Rick McGraw
5. Ricky Steamboat vs. The Axe
6. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Terry Gibbs & Rene Goulet