Jim Ross: WCW Never Seriously Discussed Bringing In Ultimate Warrior In 1991
“They may have thought it was a quick fix just to solve our problems, but that would’ve just created more problems”
The Ultimate Warrior’s WCW run in 1998 was a disastrous affair, but rumour had it he was originally meant to join the promotion in 1991 after leaving WWE.
However, according to Jim Ross on the Grilling JR Podcast, there was never any real consideration from WCW in hiring the volatile Warrior:
“It might have been casually discussed, but I don’t remember it being a major topic of discussion or a meeting where ‘hey, we’ve gotta talk about Warrior’” started JR “Any of the guys that were on the card or booking committee were fully aware of how hard he was to manage and he was a high-maintenance guy. Nobody wanted to be part of that. You may have somebody like a [Jim] Barnett or [Jim] Herd who would just see the sizzle and not look peel the onion back and see what you’re actually hiring. They may have thought it was a quick fix just to solve our problems, but that would’ve just created more problems, in my opinion. So I don’t think it was ever discussed seriously to any degree. I’m sure at some point in time, somebody may have been ‘what about the Warrior?’ But I don’t think anybody ever had a serious conversation about that.”