WWE: Vince McMahon’s New Year treat for this Tag Team, offers a new contract – WWE has their own way of doing business, and sometimes Vince McMahon can call an audible. When he wants to use someone bad enough he can make the extra effort for them.
While recently speaking to Sportskeeda, Warlord revealed that he and his partner Barbarian had no idea that WWE was going to offer them a contract when they did. He said that they simply received a call from Grizzly Adams who booked them to come in for a meeting.
When Barbarian and Warlord showed up for that meeting they were met with people they were not expecting. Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, and Pat Patterson were all there. This is when they were offered a deal to start with the company far sooner than they ever thought would happen.
“It’s a little bit of a story. Actually, my partner Barbarian got a call one night from Grizzly Adams who was behind the scenes with WWF (WWE) at that time,” Warlord recalled. “They call us on the Thursday night, and Barbarian gave me a phone call at my house and said ‘Terry, listen. WWF would like us to come to Atlanta tomorrow’… So we get to the airport the next morning, we have tickets waiting for us, and we fly to Atlanta.
“We get there, there’s a limo waiting. Takes us to a really nice hotel close to the airport. Gives us a key, we go up to the room, open the room, who’s sitting there? Pat Patterson, who was the booker, Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon. Which… Wow! This was amazing, you know?”
“We sat down with them. They went through the whole spiel with the look and that stuff, you know,” Warlord said. “At that time my partner, he really didn’t talk that much. And he just looks at them and goes, ‘When would you like us to start?’ I was like, Barb, we’ve got this thing coming up with the NWA. [They said], ‘We want you to start Monday.’ This was a Friday. I’m like, Monday… That quick?! But hey, if Barb wants to do it, we do it.”
The surprise contract talks worked and WWE was able to sign them to a deal. Vince McMahon was obviously excited about signing them because he didn’t waste any time letting them know why they were coming in.