Ultimate Warrior/Shawn Michaels/Ahmed Johnson Promo (06-29-1996)

WWF Champion Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson and Ultimate Warrior cut a promo on their upcoming six-man tag team match with Camp Cornette (Vader, British Bulldog and Owen Hart) at In Your House: International Incident. (Superstars, June 29th 1996) Special thanks again goes out to Richard Land for this clip. Subscribe to his channel for lots of great rare footage at -

D Cavalli
Without his facepaint, Warrior looks like a 60s musician ... on steroids.
Maître Renard
The level of coke in that room was outrageous.
The Emo Emu
Warrior looks like Ozzy Osbourne on steroids.
Quentin Kaasa
Shawn Michaels with Mushmouth and Gary Busey.
Ken Shiro
Warrior saying HBK is the best wrestler bar none... yet people say he never puts people over! RIP Warrior
Ultimate Warrior makes Shawn Michaels seem like he is (still) a midcarder here, instead of the world champ.
I was so disappointed they suspended Warrior before this big match took place!
The Ferryman
imagine an Ahmed vs. Warrior feud...............I mean the promos alone........5 star classics ;-)
Blind Terry Tucci
Damn. The best promo Ahmed ever gave. Had to go back a couple times to understand it, but not bad.
Johnson sounded like he was talking under water
It's only when you get older do you realize how cheesy the promos were.
Prince Ekeson
The fact that I enjoy these promos NOW as well is proof that wrestling was better then. 💯
Elliott Spence
That snarl at the end!
Ethan Skys
I think HBK vs Warrior would have been really interesting to be honest
Miguelangel Javier
well damn what a rare great promo
Solid promo by Ahmed Johnson so much potential in the WWF.
Warrior tryin to be snow...lol INFORMER!
lord of darkness darkness
warrior was out of carricter with out the face paint it was sweet though rarely see the warrior like that 😆
Smooth Herb
Damn this gimmick modification by Warrior just didn’t cut it.Ultimate warrior is not ultimate without the face paint
Cool, never saw that promo!
The only WWF superstar I could understand in this video was Shawn Michaels.
Paul McCarthy
What if the Warrior hadn't left the WWF at this point? The promotion was heading into a very exciting period - the early stages of the Attitude Era (the REAL AE, in my book). The roster of opponents for the Warrior was far more plentiful than at any period during his previous runs - HBK, Ahmed, Sid, Bret, Taker, Austin, Vader, Bulldog, Mankind, Owen, Kane, etc. How would Warrior's character have developed or evolved? You can see signs of change in this great promo (excusing the little botch at the end). If Undertaker could evolve so much and so brilliantly over the years, why couldn't the Warrior? I think this is one of the greatest "what ifs" in the history of pro wrestling. Thanks for posting this promo - it was a great time. Have to point out Ahmed Johnson here too - the man was an animal and a seriously bad motherfucker. He appeared to be a legitimate threat to anyone he could potentially get in the ring with at the time. No slouch on the mic either, going by what we see here.
Chris Booker
Ultimate Warrior vs Shawn Michaels damn shame couldve happend. As a Golden era megastar, Warrior couldve helped the WWE big time and put over the new generation against WCW in the ratings. Too good to be true SMH. The WWE of 1996 and 1997 were my all time favorite years and Shawn Michaels was going to reach iconic status and cross over in Hollywood but ofcourse got hurt. HBK was the best ever and at age 8 in 1996 he was like a God to me. IMO I hated the attitude era of 1999-2001 because all of the new generation main eventers were gone(except undertaker and i hated ABA gimmick) I enjoyed the WWE again from 2002(HBKreturn) until 2005 because the ruthless era was an amazing blend of past returning wrestlers and promising rookies. But now I hate wrestling completely.
kourtney Davis
Imagine Knowledge
Warrior walks like a lion
alex santos
LOL Warrior looks like an RnB singer from the mid 90s with that gear he was wearing.
jack jack
What the hell did Ahmed say
Warrior looked like a jacked ozzy here lol
awkward trio!
Gannon DeShong
Ahmed Johnson vs Scott Steiner on the mic sells itself
Keith De Rosas
Replaced by SID
Anti HHH McMahon LeBron
I never got the story why Michael Hayes was called doc hendrix
miamimagicians magician miami
Straight into the palms of hand! LOL
Hey Yo
Instead of continuing the botch warrior snarls haha his go to move. And who ever referenced warrior/Gary busey it might the hardest I've laughed in a decade
Wow, I wish these guys were doing duel interviews against Sid, Lex and Sting
RaTed R BeBop arcade
Damn that’s The best Armed Johnson promo period don’t believe me wwf war zone lol
Off-camera, Shawn Michaels was probably irritated because The Warrior kept walking in front of him.
Yeah Warrior left WWF just before international incident and was replaced with the returning Psycho Sid.
Warrior looks like Elton john on roids
its a pity warrior left soon after and denied me my dream warrior - aldo montoya program
Big W
Wtf did Ahmed Johnson say?
*the irony of Shawn talking about cowards run in packs...*
Alex Thorn
I've never seen this before! Whoa
roonie jones
I like Ahmed Johnson but when he cut his promos you cant understand what he is saying for the most part. If The Ultimate Warrior wouldn't have got suspended in the WWE, I honestly think that he wouldn't have put the new generation over. There were shoots Ultimate Warrior not putting other wrestlers over. I cant imagine The Ultimate Warrior putting anybody over...he was another Hulk Hogan.
Nick Inca
Did the Ultimate Warrior just say Shawn Michaels is the greatest wrestler in the world bar none wow..hbk must of told the warrior to say that just like hbk must have told Hulk Hogan to say the same-thing..
Mr. Marino
I would like to have Ahmed Johnson subtitles.
Jason Cook
didnt seem right with Warrior being there without Savage Hogan and Piper
At one point back in the day, The Warrior was holding both of those belts simultaneously!
Rocket Fuel Great post bro. I'm a die hard Warrior fan & I've never seen this. Rare stuff right here.
Mark Cannon
Cocaines a helluva promo cutter lol
Paul E
01:36 - 01:41 i bet shawn felt goosebumps being called the best wrestler in the world by the warrior, look at his face
Deadly Fantasy
Warrior kinda looks like the main character from Comix Zone
Amp Woods
Cocaine is a hell of a drug!!!
Ahmed's tongue at 2:05 lol
Leon Black
Ahmed was raw
what is this lol this is gold
Phillip Watts, Jr.
Hipster Of War
Ultimate Osbourne or Ozzymate Warrior?
Freddie Batista Jr.
Wildberry Jam
man I wish UW had been a part of this main event ! he could have had more matches with Owen at SUMMERSLAM and then Vader on Raw. Can you imagine Warrior facing Sid and Shawn in 96 and 97 ? could have been a good run for UW
David Matthew Brown
I missed O. W. N. ( One Warrior Nation ).
They had to replace Warrior...with Sid.
Anyone remember the " Fun with Ahmed" videos from back in the day? "Juice makes sugar!!" lol.
C Level Rashad
Good googly moogly bar none
Javier Trana
wooo great work uploader
I feel so bad for Warrior here.  Last time I remember seeing Warrior and Shawn side by side was the Survivor Series in the late 89 When Warrior was moving towards challenging Hogan for the title and Shawn was still a rocker!  move forward 7 years later to 1996 after Warrior held feuds with the likes of Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Hogan, Savage, Slaughter, Undertaker and now he has to call Shawn Michaels the best wrestler in the world. that must have taken a very very big paycheck to call him that!  I can't imagine Vince was able to convince Warrior easily to say that especially since Warrior was still a very big name at this time.
This warrior would’ve been awesome in the attitude era.
NY Devil
why don’t I remember Warrior going makeup free in the DubbyaDubbyaEFF?
Calypso’s Hoard
I am a huge UW fan. But I love how Shawn saved him for rambling just as he started to lose his train of thought mid-sentence: "onto the palms of hand" HAHA, Wha? Again, I LOVE Warrior...but throughout his career, even in younger years, I would watch (what I believed was) him forgetting where he was going with a sentence and trying to pick it up as he uses adjectives or repeat phrases to give himself time to catch up to his mouth :D How many times does he have to address "HOAK HOAGIN" in the same shoot? Would we honestly think that he somehow jumped to Jake The Snake somewhere between laps around Mean Gene? I honestly thought he may have kept notes on the floor for the WM6 shoot against Hulk because he kept walking in circles and looking down...SO many pauses.
craig phillips
Amed Johnson, hbk and rod Stewart 😂😂
Todd Schneck
Why is Warrior walking circles around the two other guys?
Wow this was cool to see i never saw them three together in any capacity minus the kor 96, and than sid was thrown in the mix as warrior was fired. Awesome promo honestly! Lol compare this to sid hbk and ahmed at international incident lmao .. this one was far superior
ssnader a
so that means warrior wouldve gone heel at ss96 if he wasnt fired
why no warrior facepaint??
Shawn Michaels looked like he actually lifted back then
Obi Juan Kenobi
The Ultimate Warrior looks like he’s Mickey Rourke’s impersonation of the Ultimate Warrior
ACK Preacher
Wow -- Ahmed Johnson should never have been allowed to hold a mic after this -- and Ultimate Warrior should have been forced to go to speaking classes and go from a pre written script -- he makes absolutely no sense -- and his idiocy degrades the brand -- Im not a big HBK fan -- but I feel for him having to suffer thru these 2 bone heads --
miguel martinez
Funniest shit ever..ahmed was like baby boys stepdad ving rames in the wwe..i thought ultimate warrior was mickey rourke here at first lmfao..crazy looking back at this from when i was a kid.
and the puppets you orchestrate are about to be clipped into the palms........ of hand......... of destiny........ Warrior was insane lol
Poor Shawn. Those were two extremely unfortunate guys to have to work with. They really should have just let him do all the talking. 🤦‍♂️
This trio seemed sensible to me when I was 11. But in reality, it is weird as f*ck. Pretty doubtful that they had any sort of real life camaraderie backstage. Also, this promo sucked. Near the end, Warrior starts stuttering, then HBK cuts him off, then Ahmed hilarious parrots "chump change." *snarl*
Deon Farmer
Rip ultimate warrior
Wits' End
This promo is about as rare as they come.
Tha Boss
Never seen that b4. Warrior giving praise 2 HBK?😱
Everyone knows that Dok Hendrix is Michael Hayes....!  LOL
John Fenner
Too bad Warrior wasn't there for most of HBK's first heel run. Imagine what a feud that would've been.
Wrestling Stuff
RIP Camp Cornette trio and Warrior :'(
Bryan McNeil
Can’t believe I could understand Warrior
Hank Lansky
Ahmed- I’ll go through a table, a door..... to get away from an English lesson...
Joseph Delledonne
What the hell did Warrior say?!
Indigo 99
WWE was so bad at this time WCW on the other hand just started the nWo and it was amazing to watch to see what happens next.
j hernandez
I work with the lady who's in her sixties sheet looks like this version of Ultimate Warrior minus the muscle totally has the hair and the face
I read somewhere on the net that warrior was in talks with Paul heyman to debut in ecw back in the late 90's (I believe) and after watching this promo id like to think that this is what the warrior could have looked like in the (original) land of extreme.
Eric Melendez Battle
Titus n big Zeke is based on Ahmed johnson
En Sabah Nur
Decent promo but in the end Warrior didn’t show up n Sid took his place
Toy MF Milli
I want that undertaker in the back
Slosh Mike
His name ain't Dok Hendrix....
Marc Leon
Damn Ahmed actually cut a decent promo and I understood 95% of what he said!!
Solomon McQueen
I thought Ultimate Warrior was Mickey Rourke!!!