WWC: Giant Warrior vs. Atkie Mulumba
Giant Warrior’s first match in Puerto Rico; this match is unique in the archives of Giant Warrior videos because we see Giant Warrior as a fan favorite, rather than a villain.
I was amazed at the reaction that I got from the fans in Puerto Rico. There was really no advertising about me coming in so they had no idea who I was, but they took to me immediately.
Giant Warrior vs. Abdullah The Butcher
This match is tagged on youtube as “Bloody Sadism at its Best” and is on a Puerto Rican compilation DVD entitled “The Bloody Bloody Matches of the Caribbean #2” and lives up to its expectations. This match is interesting in that Giant Warrior’s current style is considered to be largely influenced by wrestling with Abdullah the Butcher.
This was just one match of a long series of matches against Abdullah. Most of our matches looked very similar to this one, whether it was in the Caribbean or Japan, but for some reason, this one made the DVD; all of our matches were this bloody, regardless of where. Later in my career I adapted myself to more of a violent style like Abdullah has and it suited me well.
Giant Warrior vs. The Barbarian
It is interesting to me to watch the Giant Warrior matches from Puerto Rico, having personally seen his matches live in South Africa and the vastly different crowd reception that Puerto Ricans and South Africans give him. This match is one of many Giant Warrior had against The Barbarian, their most notable being for a crowd of 75,000 in India.
This was the first time I wrestled against Barbarian. It became a feud that spanned several different countries around the world, across the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The biggest of them all was when I defeated him for the NWA Indo-Asian Heavyweight Title in what was then called Bombay. Kim Duk also got involved in this match, which led to several matches against him in Puerto Rico.
Invader and Giant Warrior vs TNT and Kim Duk
This is one of the rare tag team matches that Giant Warrior did in Puerto Rico; however, it segues into TNT and Kim Duk wrestling each other. Giant Warrior and TNT later tagged together in Puerto Rico to defeat Demolition.
Early in my career, I was not comfortable with tag team matches and always preferred to wrestle singles. I did wrestle a few tag team matches while I was in Puerto Rico with Invader I and Carlos Colon. Later, I tagged with TNT (who became known as Savio Vega in WWE) at the Anniversario ’91 in front of a crowd of 30,000 and defeated former WWE tag team champions, Demoliton. I never understood why WWC never tagged us together again after the success we had at the anniversary show.