• Scott Steiner Recalls Creating The ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Character
During a recent interview with Wrestlinginc, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Scott Steiner recalled creating the ‘Big Poppa Pump’ character, his favourite times in pro wrestling & more.
Below are the highlights:
On creating the ‘Big Poppa Pump’ character:
“It was a culmination of my career. I first started pro wrestling right after I got out of college at the University of Michigan so I was in that frame of mind where I wanted to wrestle with my brother. After I changed my hairstyle, became a ‘bad guy’ and became ‘Big Poppa Pump’ that was kind of the way I thought at the time. There were a lot of politics and bulls**t in wrestling. That was the way my mind was. People seemed to like it, and took off with it. My interviews were the way I thought and the way I came across it seemed believable because that was the way I was thinking. The fans got with it and liked it.”
On his favourite times in pro wrestling:
“I think the moment sticks out when you win the World Title and World Tag Team Titles. Things like that. The nWo was the greatest time in professional wrestling because we were going into mixed stadiums like the Georgia Dome. That was one of the greatest times in pro wrestling and was the most profitable time in pro wrestling. That was the best, and unfortunately, unless another television company gets involved with pro wrestling that time will never return again.
Another thing that sticks out was when we went to North Korea with 193,000 people for three nights. That will be a record that would be hard to break. It was for New Japan Pro Wrestling. That was the best period that sticks out to me, but it is always great when the house is packed. Makes it fun for everybody.”
• Current RAW Star Teases Competing In A Title Match At ALL IN
The current IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Young Bucks, successfully defended their titles at NJPW’s G1 Special this past Friday. After the show, they teased something very interesting during the conference. The Bucks said that they would enjoy winning the WWE Tag Team Championship and not even on a WWE show.
The Bucks clearly said: “How cool would it be to win the WWE Tag Team Championship belts and not even have to perform on their show?”
Current RAW Tag Team Champion, Matt Hardy took to Twitter to give The Young Bucks a reply. Here is what Hardy responded with:
What are these FANTASTICAL FANCIES that you speak of, Bucks of Youth?
September 1st? pic.twitter.com/AVmlTy0dvS
— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 9, 2018
The Deleter Of Worlds appearing at ALL IN is something which is very unlikely but all the people attending ALL IN would love to see it.