DDP (Diamond Dallas Web page) has recalled how The Final Warrior had phrases of reward for him and Goldberg backstage earlier than WCW Halloween Havoc 1998.
The primary occasion of the pay-per-view noticed Goldberg defeat DDP to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Within the penultimate match of the night time, Hulk Hogan defeated Warrior in a long-awaited WrestleMania VI rematch.
Talking on That 90s Wrestling Podcast, DDP mentioned Warrior wished to fulfill with him and Goldberg on the day of the present. The WWE legend informed the WCW main-eventers that they had been the rationale why he returned to wrestling after a two-year absence.
“He requested to talk to me and Goldberg,” DDP mentioned. “And we had been in some massive area, I can’t keep in mind the place it was, so we each hopped on somewhat golf cart and we drove to the place Warrior’s locker room was. When he opened the door, I imply he was the sweetest man. He gave us each a giant hug and he’s like, ‘I’m again due to you two.’ He mentioned, ‘You guys are having a lot enjoyable on the market.’ He’s like, ‘I needed to grow to be part of it.’ In order that was a very cool factor to listen to from him.”
The Final Warrior made his title in WWE between 1987 and 1992 earlier than having one other brief run with the corporate in 1996. His return to the ring with WCW in 1998 lasted solely three matches.
DDP on The Final Warrior’s “monster respect” for him
The Final Warrior’s largest profession spotlight got here at WrestleMania VI when he defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WWE Championship. On the similar occasion, the comparatively unknown DDP drove Rhythm & Blues’ pink Cadillac to the ring.
DDP mirrored on that second from 1990 whereas praising Warrior for exhibiting him “monster respect” in 1998.
“I’m the chauffeur when he headlines with Hulk, after which I’m within the co-main occasion [at WCW Halloween Havoc],” DDP added. “He confirmed me monster respect and it was tremendous cool to get that from him.”
The Final Warrior had a status as somebody who was tough to cope with backstage. Nonetheless, DDP clarified that he by no means had any points with the 2014 WWE Corridor of Famer throughout their brief time collectively in WCW.
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