Former WWE star and UFC legend Ken Shamrock was on the Roman Show this past week and talked about the death of the Ultimate Warrior, you can check out an excerpt below and the full interview at this link:
“Anytime you know of someone who passes away is always a sad feeling,” he said. “You understand that this is stuff that happens in life. You wish the family and friends a little bit of comfort. He is in a better place. Its really the people that are left behind you want to pray for.
First memory (of the Warrior) is a funny one, I was in Gene Anderson’s organization and WWF came to town they brought me in for three house shows. I worked two matches with Barry Horowitz and one with Mega Man. The two with Barry were good and the one with Mega Man was a horrible match. I went to the locker room, they told me ‘don’t worry about it, that guy is as green as you are.’ The Ultimate Warrior had come and had his match. He sprinted to the ring, he hit the ropes, beats the guy and sprints all the way through the locker room and immediately sits down. As I am talking,Visit Wrestling Inc. he passes out. I said, ‘wow, what happened?’ One of the Anderson brothers said, ‘don’t worry, he probably just got gassed.’ I thought he died. That was the first time I met him. After that, he wouldn’t talk much. He was nice to me. I respected him. He was a man of few words. I respected him.”