Vince McMahon has often been described as a father figure by many WWE superstars.
Ultimate Warrior apparently saw him that way as well, as the topic of Warrior viewing Vince as a father was one of the subjects touched on during Warrior's A&E Biography episode.
The topic began with the episode focusing on Vince writing Warrior a letter following SummerSlam 1991 where he put over Hulk Hogan as being greater than Warrior and ended with Warrior being suspended.
Vince said about Warrior, "Often, our performers will start believing in themselves more than they should. He couldn't separate Jim Hellwig from The Ultimate Warrior and that happens to a lot of our performers."
It was then discussed how Warrior must have felt to get this letter not from his boss, but from someone he looked at as a father figure.
Vince said about his relationship with Warrior, "Jim and I had this usual relationship, personally, and we were both on the same wave-length. He was nuts and, I was at the time, I'm not now. There was this great relationship we had, no one really knew that."
When asked if he saw Warrior as a son, Vince replied, "Not as a son, I have only one son. I can see how someone looks at me as a father figure, but I don't look at him as a son, I've never done that, but I've looked at him as a relationship somewhat mirroring a father-son."
Vince not only has a son, Shane, but he also has a son-in-law, Triple H.
Dark Side of the Ring will air its episode centered on The Ultimate Warrior on Thursday. Dana Warrior, the widow of Hellwig, stated she would not be part of the documentary, calling it "smut and filth." She was part of the A&E Biography.
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