16. Scott Steiner Explains Why He Refuses To Go In To The WWE Hall of Fame, Why He Left TNA In 2011
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner was recently interviewed by the guys from Ring Rust Radio about quite a few different topics. He spoke about his departure from TNA in 2011, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fames & more. Below are the highlights:
On Leaving TNA in 2011 and returning in 2017:
“When I left nothing impressed me; that’s why I left. The change of management which was a problem because Dixie Carter is an idiot and then she brought in Hulk Hogan. I was just like damn; I got to get the hell out of here. I watched them from afar and their pockets kept getting run down and then thank God, someone else bought it, ran her out and now the right guy is back in charge being Jeff Jarrett. That’s basically who I started with before when Jeff started Impact Wrestling. I definitely wanted to come back and work for the organization again.”
On why refuses to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“I am already in a couple Hall of Fames like the Michigan Hall of Fame and the Dan Gable Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame so my accolades speak for themselves. Let’s just say I’m not losing any sleep over any Hall of Fame induction. The one Hall of Fame that I refuse to go in is the WWE Hall of Fame because do you know where it’s at? Where is it? Do you have an address? It’s a bunch of bulls***. If they called me up, I wouldn’t go because there’s no address; you can’t go see it, so, where is it?
What do you think they do with that Ric Flair statue, the one he was jumping up and down over? Where do you think that statue is at right now? If you had to guess right now where do you think it’s at? I say it’s in Triple H’s bedroom. Let me ask you this, do you think they made a statue of Macho Man? If they made a statue of Macho Man where did you think it would be? It would be in Stephanie’s bedroom. It’s a freaking joke. If you can have a Hall of Fame, at least have an address. That’s the only Hall of Fame I laugh at. Come on man, give me a break.”
Scott Steiner is teaming up with Josh Matthews at Impact Wrestling’s July 2nd PPV, Slammiversary 2017, to face the team of Joseph Park (Abyss) & Jeremy Borash, which will mark Steiner’s first TNA match since December 2011.
Here’s what his opponent Abyss had to say regarding their upcoming Tag Team match:
“Well, you know, Jeremy Borash and I are training hard. You’ll see that over the next few weeks on Impact. We’re a team! We’ve become one! Lets face it, the deck is stacked against us! Scott Steiner is Scott Steiner! The guy is a maniac! I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t at least a little bit trepidus and a little bit afraid of that. But, Josh Matthews I think we can handle!”