Ever since Hulk Hogan arrived in TNA, there have been references to The Ultimate Warrior. Several fans were allowed to speak on camera saying “My two favorite wrestlers when I was a kid were Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior.” This happened several times on a show that is not broadcast live, which is why I know it was intentional. I really believed there was a plan to bring The Ultimate Warrior into TNA at some point in time.
But several injuries to Hulk Hogan’s back may have prevented the Ultimate Warrior from appearing on TNA Wrestling. We know Hulk Hogan was originally scheduled to appear in pay-per-view events, but it was not possible. But that doesn’t mean people such as The Ultimate Warrior and Bill Goldberg aren’t eventually going to make an appearance when the time is right.
Over the last two weeks on Impact Wrestling, Eric Young has made references to The Ultimate Warrior. These were very subtle references that many people may not have noticed. Two weeks ago, Eric Young was the tag team partner of Sting, just as The Ultimate Warrior used to be in the early days of their career. But did you take a look at the boots of Eric Young? They were exactly like the boots of The Ultimate Warrior!
Last week we saw Eric Young continue to wear those boots. There was even a point when Eric Young was referring to people as a “Warrior.” The word “warrior” is not particularly common, but it could have been a coincidence in a wrestling locker room. However, when I see a person wearing boots like The Ultimate Warrior and I hear that person using the word “warrior,” it makes me think it isn’t a coincidence.
Hulk Hogan has repeatedly said his back feels better now than it has in ten years. And over the last two weeks we’ve seen Sting make progress in turning the fans into supporters of Hulk Hogan. I believe Hulk Hogan will turn into a good-guy soon. And when he does, it wouldn’t surprise me if characters such as The Ultimate Warrior and Bill Goldberg make an appearance in TNA. Those two men are two of the greatest wrestlers of all time and they represent untapped human resources in the world.