Oh, this is a fun topic to explore isn’t it warriors? Nope, not talking about Warrior’s life behind the scenes or out of the ring for that matter. I’ve had this one on my brain for a while now and every time I’d watch some U.W. promos, my thoughts would think of something that kind of goes behind the scenes. No, it’s not really about that pic from RAW above which by the way is another “newbie”for me. Ponytail and ball cap. That’s exactly what I said the first time watching it. I KNOW why he wore all that but moving on… I didn’t want to use one from the “Crash the Plane” promo as it has been used already but that interview gets me laughing. 🤣 No way is it because of a simulated plane crash where both pilots perish and Hulk Hogan needs to take over the plane! How did Warrior ever come up with that? Good thing I wasn’t a little kid listening to him then. I’d probably run out of the room crying or something. 🥺 It isn’t real girl! Good luck convincing my thoughts of that.￼..
I often wondered what the cameramen thought of while filming. Do they really listen or are they just doing their job? Do they try not to laugh or even think this guy is a crazy wacko! I always imagined a joke on a new guy back then. It’s his first filming the Ultimate Warrior but are they prepped ahead of time on a character or maybe they just don’t care? Well, let’s say this cameraman has no idea and he’s new to all of it. He truly listens to U.W.’s rants and is just stunned by the insanity. He’s literally scared. 😳 He thought this was just a “normal” promo, boy was he wrong! Yeah, there are plenty of other crazy interviews with him too but that one stands out to me. I’d be laughing so hard, the camera would shake and they’d probably have to do 100 takes or something. Does WWE have women camera operators now? They should but maybe women aren’t pursuing that job, I don’t know. Do they exist in other sports? I think they do. Someone has got to have that answer.￼
My other behind the scenes issue is all those cords. I’m not sure how they do it now but I was always thinking the wrestlers would trip on them around the ring! They can hide many under mats and such but what about when U. W. ran around. I’d always think “don’t trip!” Now, I heard they might put a cameraman IN the ring. I still wonder how that’s gonna work but guess if you want more close-up action. They already might be doing this, who knows? All these behind the scenes people that make the shows run.￼
Some of them that have quite possibly been long term WWE employees should get an award like Warrior mentioned in his HOF speech. Oh wait, they started the Warrior Award… It is wonderful giving it to those affected by life-changing events but I for one was happy seeing it go to people behind the scenes. Sue Aitchison and Rich Hering come to my mind. They perhaps are more well-known but so many many others are not. Are they deserving of an award? I bet there are those that are which in my opinion, WWE should consider. Behind the scenes indeed.￼
I remember being in PTA for years and even chairing some committees. Yes, when you are in charge front and center it becomes but there are plenty who won’t or don’t get recognized behind the scenes. I have been on both sides with this as I’m sure you all can attest at times. Think about going to a Broadway show or musical. Sure, the actors take center stage and we watch them. Those scenery, props, lighting, make up, and sound editors do the work too. Behind the scenes makes the show go and then go on. We all have our talents and just might enjoy staying in the background. Some may eventually want that spotlight in a new way and a new behind-the-scenes person will take their place.￼
Which are you and what do you prefer? Like I said, I have done both but it does depend on the passion you are pursuing. Some moments, we have to make ourselves known more to get noticed. Other times, we just do enough and are happy with that. If you want to change, go for it in a way that will suit you. Warrior took his character to an ultimate level where: “there’s no way that they can’t pay attention.” . It all depends on what you plan to do and how far you want to take it.
I have had offers to make my book into a movie for years now. For anyone who has read it, can you just imagine? First off, um- no thank you and second, I am not ever going to expose my memoir/autobiography/biography in a movie format. I’m not that money hungry and besides, I never saw it that way. Most book companies actually DO have that option as you may notice from popular movies of today where it states: “based on the book…” or something similar. You know what I mean. My offers are never fully “legit” anyways and quite laughable. Many are Asian companies out for a buck themselves with fake American names, broken English, and emails with too many grammatical errors to mention. I am NOT dissing Asians here, don’t get me wrong but there are scam companies out there, believe me. Who knows what better projects will maybe come my way but that will not be one of them.￼
I am not totally behind the scenes but it would have to be the RIGHT idea for me moving forward as respect is always given to Warrior, not just myself. There’s some ideas worth considering like podcasts (which I love!) or other interviews. A documentary on Warrior in a different way and being interviewed for THAT would be interesting. A few topics about Warrior are off-limits to me so some burning questions might not ever be answered. That’s behind the scenes too as I honor my gifts always… 🙏🏻💙Well, enough of that.￼
I will still laugh at my possible cameraman story of filming Ultimate Warrior doing promos but especially the more nutty ones! I do know most of “Crash the Plane” but I also like what Warrior says in that photo above to Jerry Lawler on RAW. “The battleground doesn’t matter!” No, it doesn’t Warrior. It’s all in how we handle what gets thrown to us along the way. Behind the scenes? In front of the camera? Always up to you. We all have lives behind the scenes. Some stuff we share, some we don’t. Just don’t trip on any camera cords, he-he…
P.S. BTW- for any interested- my book “Spirit and Belief” is out there on Amazon and other retailers (: Thank you to those who have given me support or left a review, it is very much appreciated! 📗
P.P.S. My girl got a 29/30 on her Self-Reliance paper of last week! So proud of her. Warrior would be too… 😉