It was not surprising to see The Ultimate Warrior announced as being the first name to be inducted at this year's World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame.
I had predicted he would be one of the inductees when I wrote predictions for 2014. I sensed that he would be after seeing him build bridges of sorts with Vince McMahon in the latter part of 2013 after signing a deal to appear in the WWE video game.
Warrior now becomes another name that McMahon has brought back for a payday after a public falling out.
He hadn't worked for WWE since 1996. The last time the company promoted him - other than for the launch of the aforementioned game - was for a 2005 DVD, The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior. As the title suggests, this was a documentary that placed the wrestler in a bad light. It led to Warrior attempting to sue WWE for libel.
And now all is forgiven.
This news is great for WWE and Ultimate Warrior fans. It's a good coup for Vince McMahon and a nice pay-off for Warrior.
However, I can't shake off the feeling that this will end with another falling out further on down the road.
Call it 'learning from past history'.
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