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 The Ultimate Warrior’s semi-retirement from wrestling.
The Ultimate Warrior was semi-retired from 1992 through 1995 after he parted ways with The World Wrestling Federation. Warrior had opened a “Warrior University”, a professional wrestling school in Scottsdale, Arizona for a short period of time.
The Ultimate Warrior wrestled in multiple wrestling companies, such as Killer Kowalski’s International Wrestling Federation located in Billerica, Massachusetts in December of 1992. He wrestled Hercules Hernandez under his previous name, Dingo Warrior. In April of 1993, Warrior wrestled for World Wrestling Superstars for their European tour. The Ultimate Warrior also played “the swordsman” in the movie “Firepower” that same year.
In July 1995, The Ultimate Warrior wrestled for the National Wrestling Conference (NWC) located in Las Vegas, Nevada against The Honkey Tonk Man, who he successfully defeated. He also wrestled during the European tour of Otto Wanz’ Catch Wrestling Association (CWA). During the last year of semi-retirement in February of 1996, The Ultimate Warrior wrestled and defeated Jimmy Garvin at an unnamed independent wrestling promotion located in Princeton, Wrest Virigina.