Advertisement

The Ultimate Warrior: 10 Most Shocking Controversies

10. Other People's Death

Many people in the wrestling world had a dislike for Ultimate Warrior. Ted DiBiase for example was vocal in the week leading up to WrestleMania 30 that he didn't feel Warrior was a good person, Mick Foley also tweeted some choice comments he has since apologised for. Despite whatever issues or dislikes for Warrior, everyone from DiBiase to Foley responded with mourning for his death. It's the classy and right thing to do, a human life is the most valuable thing in the world, whether you like someone or not, somebody somewhere would have loved the departed and be heartbroken. It's right to show compassion. Unfortunately, Warrior didn't himself subscribe to this mantra. Was it attention seeking or his real view point, who knows, but in 2008 he said this about the tragic death of Heath Ledger "Leather Hedger did what it took to kill himself. His kid is without a father, yes, but the negative influence is now removed and his own child has the chance for a full recovery." You can conclude for yourself if those comments about Ledger's kid being better off were called for or fair. He also had swipes at Ledger for starring in Brokeback Mountain, the story of two gay cowboys. He termed the film 'Bendover Brokeback'. As stated in the introduction, it was also deaths in the wrestling industry Warrior had this attitude towards. As Dave Meltzer reported, Warrior openly mocked pro wrestling people who died of drug abuse.
WWE Writer

Grahame Herbert hasn't written a bio just yet, but if they had... it would appear here.