WWE Ultimate Warrior – The Ultimate Collection DVD Review

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Years ago WWE released their most controversial and critical DVD to date – The Self Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior. For those not ‘in the know,’ this came as quite a surprise, unravelling a web of selfishness, greed and a world where it was Warrior versus everyone else. The former superhero to children all over the world was torn down piece by piece by his peers and those that worked with him. He was all but blacklisted from WWE – that was until very recently.

They say that time heals wounds, and in this case they’re probably right. Warrior was rightfully hurt and upset at such a DVD release and over the years has been highly critical of those involved, but HHH stepped up to the plate, much like with Bruno Sammartino, and an olive branch was extended between the two, resulting in not only a Hall Of Fame 2014 induction but a brand new DVD release.

Ultimate Warrior was never about five star mat classics. He was a man of intensity, power and an aura that inspired and excited. Even to this day, Warrior has a motivational style about him where you get drawn in and want to listen to what he has to say. Thankfully, unlike Self Destruction, Warrior has worked directly with WWE here and given his own contributions and comments on his career, which are alone worth buying this DVD for. It may not be as controversial as you might expect, but it’s truly a surreal and unexpected release that has been high on wish lists for many years now, and it’s finally here.

This is a perfect companion piece to Warrior’s Hall Of Fame speech. He clearly loves the business, believes in himself and his values, and has fond memories of his time at the top. Was it an easy ride for him? Far from it. By all accounts he was a bit of a loner because of how strong minded and focused he was, but there’s no doubting his significance in wrestling history, and he deserves that HOF spot and this positive DVD release. If Vince McMahon can walk out on stage with Eric Bischoff then we should always remember that anything can happen in WWE, and this once again proves that.

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Warrior’s ascension to the top at a time where Hulkamania was running wild was something special to witness. Wrestlemania VI was where they came to a head and that remains as electric as any ‘Mania main event to this day. That is by far the highlight of Warrior’s career, but his enigmatic promo style and unique entrance are what he’ll arguably be remembered for the most, and this package delivers them all alongside Warrior looking back at them. It’s everything that you could hope for from a proper Ultimate Warrior release, and if his HOF speech is anything to go by, he won’t be disappearing anytime soon. The future looks bright for Warrior and WWE, and this is a must have DVD.

Blu-Ray Exclusives

WCCW – 24th October 1986

Dingo Warrior vs. Matt Borne 

Maple Leaf Gardens – 24th July 1988 

Ultimate Warrior & The British Bulldogs vs. Demolition & Mr. Fuji    

WWE IC Title Match – The Main Event – 23rd February 1990   

Ultimate Warrior vs. Dino Bravo

The Ultimate Challenge – 25th March 1990

WrestleMania VI Contract Signing

Road to WrestleMania VII – 17th March 1991

WrestleMania VII Contract Signing

WrestleFest – Tokyo – 30th March 1991   

Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter

WWE IC Title Match – In Your House – 28th April 1996 

Warrior vs. Goldust

Ultimate Warrior – The Ultimate Collection is out now on DVD and Blu-ray HERE.

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