The Ultimate Warrior was a phenomenon in the WWE. He paved the way for many others to unleash their inner warriors when it came to pursuing the dream of professional wrestling. Just like those he inspired whether it was in or out of the ring, he also had his moments of failure, victory, defeat and conquer. In honor of The Ultimate Warrior’s legacy, every Wednesday is Warrior Wednesday. This week, we take a look at feuds The Ultimate Warrior had with various WWF Superstars.
The Ultimate Warrior was locked inside a coffin by The Undertaker and manager Paul Bearer on the set of Bearer’s Funeral Parlor. Once WWF officials were able to break open the coffin, they found a lifeless Warrior with tattered clothing showing his struggle to break free. Once The Ultimate Warrior was revived by WWF Official using CPR, Jake “The Snake” Roberts took Warrior under his wing to show him “the ways of the dark side” in order to help Warrior seek his revenge on The Undertaker. Roberts put The Ultimate Warrior through three tests, which were all aired on television over the span of a few weeks. The first test was for Warrior to be locked inside a coffin a second time, the second test was to be “buried alive” and the third test was to enter a room entirely filled with snakes to find “the answer” locked in a chest located in the middle of the room. Once Warrior opened the chest, a spitting cobra was inside and bit Warrior in the face. As The Ultimate Warrior was becoming weak as a result of the snake bite, Jake was joined by The Undertaker and Paul Bearer revealing the trio were in an alliance the entire time. Roberts told Warrior “Never trust a snake”. This was to kick off a feud between The Ultimate Warrior and Jake “The Snake” Roberts but never happened due to a payment dispute The Ultimate Warrior was having with WWF owner Vince McMahon. The dispute was over the SummerSlam main event where Warrior was paired with Hulk Hogan in a handicap match against Sgt. Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa and General Adnan.