Greg Valentine recently spoke with The Hannibal TV in a wide-ranging interview, including his career and what he’s done for the scene of wrestling. In one piece of the talk, however, he discusses The Ultimate Warrior, and how Valentine was helped overseas by the Warrior.
When asked about what Warrior did for him overseas, Valentine describes a time where the two held up an Austrian promoter for more money on a show. “I’d never been a part of this, holding a promoter up for more money, and he wanted to do it in Vienna, Austria. I was working against Jake, Hercules was working with the Warrior.” he said. “He says ‘would you refuse to go on until you got more money?’ And I’d actually never done a thing like this, but I said you know what, I want more money.”
Valentine then goes on to describe the situation, with Warrior leading the group at the independent shop to demand more money before stepping out into the ring. “We held him up, but the people weren’t rioting yet, because the preliminary matches were going on. But I think we held him up on time for 30 minutes longer than it should have been,” he said. “Then I went out and worked with Jake, and Warrior worked with Herc. I don’t remember who the promoter was but he was like ‘I can’t get you American money, this is Austria!’ Like 50 minutes later, they came in with a bunch of Haliburton suitcases filled with money. And after that, me and Warrior were best friends.”