Bernie J. Gernay, agent for the Ultimate Warrior, released the following statement today.
"The Ultimate Warrior Announces His Return To Pro Wrestling
Staggering news resounded in the NWE Arena during the Madrid show on April 19th. More than 15,000 fans had the chance to see the award presentation which celebrated the career of professional wrestling icon, The Ultimate Warrior; who was in attendance to accept his award. However, controversy erupted during the presentation when NWE Champion Orlando Jordan mocked a young fan of Warrior's at the event. Warrior was quick to come to the defense of this fan which led to a heated conflict between Warrior and Jordan.
On June 25th 2008 in Barcelona, after a 12 year absence from the ring, The Ultimate Warrior will officially make his wrestling comeback in a match against Jordan. The news was confirmed this morning by Warrior's agent, Bernie Gernay in a statement.
'For over 10 years this is what the entire wrestling world has been waiting for, the return of the Warrior. We are excited to bring back the greatest character and energy to ever get into the ring. Ultimate Warrior is an incredible marketing machine and has kept a tremendous value to his name which is why the NWE has stepped up with a substantial deal that worked very well for both sides. There is no disputing that Warrior left a mark on professional wrestling that no other talent did and the reason why still today he is often imitated, but never duplicated.'
Over the next few days the NWE will inform fans of the preparations for one of the biggest and most important wrestling events ever to be held in Europe. As the news progresses it is sure to be the headlines of wrestling news and forums throughout the internet and will most certainly have all in the wrestling industry and fans alike in great anticipation to see what the Warrior will deliver on June 25th, and perhaps beyond."
Here are a few YouTube videos from the NWE show that set up the storyline for this match:
The Warrior's entrance
The Warrior in action
Official video of a cable news pundit assaulting Orlando Jordan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZYIPfcbXfA
A longer version
The Warrior/Orlando Jordan match will take place in Spain on June 25th. It should be noted that Jordan is a long-time rumored bisexual, while the Warrior has publically stated that "queering don't make the world work."