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Old 04-09-2012, 02:38 PM
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It was because of how lucrative the concept was. Here you have one of the biggest stars in WWE/F history who had as big of a downfall as a rise to stardom. If theres one thing the audience loves is to see someone make it to the top... only to fall from grace. Warrior's story was no different and that coupled with the fact that he probably didnt get along all that well with Vince lead to the Self-Destruction DVD.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:01 PM
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I am also of the opinion that WWE wanted to do a "real" piece on the Ultimate Warrior, hopefully tying it into a HOF induction and/or some other type of long-term deal. So Warrior was at odds with Vince... it didn't stop him from returning to the company at WM8. It didn't stop him from returning in 1996. Why would it have stopped him then? So many performers who have been at odds with Vince have gotten over it, did the deal, cashed the check, and moved on.

Except for the fact that, for whatever reason, Warrior didn't that time. He stuck to his guns and told Vince no. If I had to take an educated guess, Warrior was probably telling the truth when he said that the joint Warrior/WWE DVD was turning into a "slander piece" of sorts. Insomuch that Warrior is the kind of guy who tends to admit no wrongdoing, and WWE probably felt the DVD would be remiss if it didn't include the Summerslam incident, his multiple times vanishing and returning, etc.

In other words, there were two sides of the story here. The Warrior's "It's all Vince's fault" version and the WWE's "it's all Warrior's fault" version. As always, the truth lays somewhere in between, but because "Self-destruction" was a WWE produced piece, the truth slanted their way.
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It's business. Warrior and Vince both look out for #1. It is more a story of similar people not liking reflections of themselves. Vince pissed a lot of people off by breaking away from territories and is hated by numerous wrestlers for being a narcissistic, financially driven douche. He's just wealthier than Jim and putting out interesting videos that make you $$$ is within his means. Besides, Vince has had rough dealings with many of his top wrestlers: Hogan, HBK, Bret Hart, Savage, etc... Warrior is just more "out there" mentally than the others and gets treated more harshly.

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I thought it was a great dvd even though it was quite one sided. I am sure Vince just wanted to get a measure of revenge for Warrior holding him up for money or whatever it was he did. Also I am sure he made a lot of money off the dvd as well. I think one day Warrior and WWE will make amends, but I am not sure if anyone would even care anymore.
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There's plenty of reasons why the WWE made the Ultimate Warrior Destruction DVD.

First and foremost, they could. WWE owns the only body of work in Warrior's career with any substance, and has realized more and more as their DVD releases have continued to pick up steam that their is a market for products centered around the 'Golden Era' superstars.

Second, Warrior has hyper critical of WWE for years. Vince being Vince, and the WWE being the business and public minded entity that it has become, knew they had the opportunity to counter anything Warrior has ever said about WWE, and could essentially corner him within the business even more so than he already is.

There's always the outside chance that WWE was measuring interest in Warrior as well. WWE has shown they are not above bringing in just about anyone from company's past, if they think it will generate ratings and pay paper view buys.

But more than anything, I do believe it was simply WWE, and Vince McMahon's visual middle finger to Jim Hellwig, and their way of painting him in as bad a light as possible, and while not everything they had to say may have been true, quite a bit of it was.
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According to Warrior he and Vince were in negotiations to do a Warrior DVD. Warrior didn't like Vince's time table and felt he should have a little more creative control over what went into the DVD and who spoke on it. After the negotiations stalled Vince decided to do a hit piece instead. It's probably the single most petty thing the WWE has ever done. Well aside from the montreal screw job.
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