WWE News: The Ultimate Warrior explains why he did not accept Vince McMahon's invitation to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Posted in: WWE News
By By Jason Powell
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:13 PM

Ultimate Warrior posted a new blog in which he explains why he passed on WWE's invitation to induct him into their Hall of Fame. "I did decline induction," Warrior wrote. "Yes, I declined. I did not 'back out' of anything. There was never anything to 'back out' of. I never agreed to appear at the Hall of Fame to begin with. The rumor that I did is a lie; an easy one that fits the kooky, fictional groundwork the liars have been laying down for years. It sounded good, made me look bad, so they added it on.

"The issue of money never came up, either. I’m not even sure they pay inductees. I don’t think they do. I could be wrong. Don’t know. Don’t care. I never considered asking for any and it was never brought up in any of the discussions I had. Discussions, mind you, I had only with Vince (McMahon), nobody else...

"...Vince called me on December 23rd and left a voicemail saying, among other things, 'let’s get you in the Hall of Fame where you belong.' After the holidays I returned his call, left a voicemail telling him to call me again when he found time. When we finally connected, I told him I would rather meet with him in person than talk over the phone. He said that would be great.

"He said he would find time on his calendar and call me back to set it up. When he called back a couple of weeks later he didn’t even mention finding a time scheduled to meet, and throughout the remainder of the conversation, further decided not to find one. So, given only the option to say either yes or no, my answer was quick and clear, I declined Vince’s invitation to headline this year’s HOF event." To read the full blog, visit [Thanks to Ryan Huff]

Powell's POV: Very interesting read from Warrior, who went on to say that either the WWE Hall of Fame or the hatchet job DVD the company put out about his career was a joke, and that they couldn't have it both ways. He also took a lot of shots at the original report over his decision to decline WWE's invitation. I'm not disputing the original story, as there are two sides to every story and it came from a reputable site, but it's worth noting that it was not a Dot Net original article.

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