Although most of what Warrior was using was aimed at bilding the physique, he has said that he used HGH. At the time, this was viewed as an energy booster and popular among the gym crowd, though it's gotten a nasty reputation since then. This may account for some of his behaviour, such as the noted fidgetiness.
However, he claims, and I've no reason to doubt him, that he did not touch any of the "street" drugs that were popular with other wrestlers of the period.
If you go back to his Blade Runner days, you will notice he wasn't ripped, he was just big. He started getting lean when he became Dingo Warrior. So, he just didn't show up in WWF one day looking like that, he worked at it.
The guy has admitted he took steroids. He has stated, "There is a difference between use and abuse." He used them, he didn't abuse them. Why do you think he is still alive when so many other steroid abusers are six feet under? During the time he was taking them, there wasn't as much information on the dangers of them either.
I highly doubt Warrior ever did cocaine, but it's possible he tried it once. The guy is a naturally intense individual. Plus, you do know his character was meant to be intense, right? The man doesn't walk around the street talking about being sent here by a space ship.
Warrior was always ripped & here's a few pics to show it. The pose kind of hides it, but he still has very visible abs.
As for drugs, Warrior never denied using steroids.
As for street drugs, it's hard to say. People are talking about some of these drugs like the guys did them at parties. However, & this was right from Jimmy Hart's mouth at a CRUSH women's show a few years ago in Minnesota, " Due to the road schedule, almost all the guys were doing to coke to stay awake. We had to get by on a max of 4 hours sleep a night. Sometimes, you'd have to do a house show & then at 1 am after it was over, get in a car & drive 200 to 300 miles to the next city. Then guys was smoke pot or use another downer to be able to get their couple hours of sleep before they had to get up again."
People say Warrior was coked up because of how he acted, but it was a very common thing in the 80's & 90's in wrestling & many people have been ruined by the drugs they did. The fact Warrior is doing so well with his post wrestling life leads me to believe he was not heavily into the street drugs.
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2008 16:21:27 GMT -5 by samhayne