It Came From YouTube: The Ultimate Warrior fights a giant snail so you’ll buy a Ford!

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In 1987 The Ultimate Warrior (then known as “The Dingo Warrior” in World Class Championship Wrestling) appeared in a series of commercials for “Westway Ford” which is a Ford car dealership in Texas that is still in business to this day.

It’s “Snail Damage III”? So they’ve had a problem with snail damage at least twice before? What happened?! There just has to be a story there.

Oh! Make an “S-Car Go”! I get it! Clever.

Here’s a second ad, and a third ad, and a fourth ad. They’re all worth checking out. 

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11 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Ultimate Warrior fights a giant snail so you’ll buy a Ford!"
  1. pjs108 says:

    I’ve never made an Escort “go” but I did get an escort to “come” on several occasions.

  2. Shawn Doc Girt says:

    its the end of the world az we know it….Warrior iz understandable for once!

  3. Art0Donnell says:

    I think the pun is “S-Car go.” Because they marked the cars with an S.

  4. Chris says:

    I always remembered that annoying guy with the giant glasses and the cowboy hat in the commercials, his name was Joe Greed. Never knew that he did a commercial with the Warrior until now! I think that may have been right around the time I started watching wrestling, but still a little young to remember a whole lot.

  5. John C says:

    It’s believed that The Warrior was going to pull out of the commercial before it was shot until he was paid more than the snail.

  6. Bone White says:

    Bah Ford Escorts a drop of rain and the bloody things wouldn’t start

  7. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    A Crapper emailed this one to me today so I decided to re-post it. I always loved these ads witH Warrior. 🙂

  8. Mister Forth says:

    He really should’ve been the way we is known for in promos.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Cool ads. Interesting to see The Ultimate Warrior without all the screaming and lunacy.

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