Scott Steiner Interview
Scott, you’ve been out of action for a while, when can we expect you to be back on the scene?
Scott Steiner: It all depends. I think everybody has heard why I was suspended, because I did an interview on Ric Flair, and I didn’t say anything that wasn’t true, but since this company is run by a bunch of old men, his friends, they tried to give me the heaviest fine in the history of wrestling. Of course, that didn’t hold up in a court of law cause it’s a bunch of bullshit. It just shows you that this company is run by the good ol’ boy redneck from Charlotte, North Carolina. Everything I said was true. It all makes our company look more bush league that it already does. Nobody f*ckin watches our show anymore because it sucks so bad. I can’t even watch it. So for me to go out there and say that Ric Flair is 50 years old and still “the man”… people turn the channel to the WWF, it was true. They draw a 1.9 rating on Monday and a 1.8 rating on Wednesday. I don’t give a shit if my friends are drawing a 1.9 or 1.8, the writing is on the wall. I’m smarter to say that just because you’re my friend, I’m going to put you on TV. I mean, the guy looks like shit, man. Everything I said about him – he has more loose skin than a shar-pei puppy – it’s f*ckin’ true, man. Look at him. It’s embarrassing. He’s embarrassing himself, and he’s embarrassing WCW. I mean, we’re trying to market towards young people so kids buy the toys, etc., then people see a 50 year old man on TV, all they’re going to do is change the channel and go watch The Rock, DX, or watch something that’s cool. What the f*ck, you think a 50 year old man is cool? I don’t care how many times he says “whooo.” Shit, they only drew 1200 people in Charlotte, North Carolina for a Nitro. I mean that’s embarrassing. Thank God I wasn’t involved in that, thank God I was sitting at home, pickin up my paycheck still. They can kiss my ass. Let them try to fine me again. They can’t f*cking fine me.
If you were to make changes in WCW, if you were in charge and not Ric Flair, what would they be?
SS: I’d get rid of all the old guys, and push the talent that has waited to get the push. The things they are doing, it’s back in the 1980s. It’s just bad, man. Flair doesn’t even deserve to be on the show. You’ve got to get rid of all the old guys. Like what Vince did, they started pushing guys. Nobody knew who The Rock was 2 years ago. He made The Rock. Now The Rock just did Saturday Night Live. You’ve got to start with the young talent, talent people can relate to. Who are we trying to relate to if we’ve got a 50 year old man out there? Are we trying to relate, so a 50 year people and above will go out and buy a f*cking little toy? That ain’t gonna happen. It’s a f*cking joke.
DTD:Would you go as far to say that Hulkamania is dead?
SS: Hulkamania is dead.
Does Hulk Hogan know that?
SS: (laughs) Does Flair know he’s dead? No. You tell me, who in the history of life, has ever beaten Father Time. Nobody that I know of. F*ck, you’ve got to deal with reality. And we’re not dealing in reality. It’s obvious. We just piss the people off so bad, that’s why the ratings are bad. You can’t bullshit the people and expect them to tune in and watch something that’s dead, stale. It’s bad. I can’t even watch the show.
Do you see the tag team reformation of the Steiner Brothers anytime soon?
SS: I don’t know. We’ve proved everything that we have to prove. We won the titles in WCW, the WWF, Japan, we’ve beaten everybody that there was to beat when we were together. Who are we gonna beat now? The Mamalukes? Who the F*ck are the Mamalukes? How fast do you think we could beat those guys? If there’s competition, sure, but eventually I’m going to be World Champion, that’s my goal. If there’s competition, sure, but there’s no competition.
What would you think if Flair and Hogan joined as a team to go after the tag belts to keep them off the singles circuit, opening it up for younger guys?
SS: Then who are they gonna wrestle? Mae Young and Fabulous Moolah? Call em up. See how tight they are with their contracts, see if we can get them down here. They’re all the same age, let them make a run at those guys.
What was it like to turn on Rick at the show where you teamed up against the nWo? Tell me about how that was brought to you, how you reacted to it and how you decided it was time to break up the Steiner Brothers.
SS: My brother and I talked about it. We realized the competiton wasn’t there anymore. If we stayed together and wrestled these guys, these jabrones that are coming up now, and we had to have a match with them, all it would do would bring our level down. So we realized back at that point, even before that, that we had to do something different, because anything else would diminish the fact of what we did. So when they came up and asked us, it didn’t catch us by surprise or anything like that, we actually were looking forward to it anyways. At first it was hard, family-wise. Rick has got kids that I am really close to. That was the hardest part, for the kids. They understood after a while. There was actually tears in one of their eyes, but after a while things were cool.
Some word association, Scott… Jeff Jarrett
SS: I’ve known Jeff a long time, we’re good friends.
SS: Why the f*ck he got put on the sidelines, I have no idea. He was manipulated by JJ Dillon, Gary Juster… he was set up to fail from day one, because Russo did not want to do the old guys. It’s all clearer now that they drew the 1.9, the 1.8, so obviously he was f*ckin right. Russo was screwed from day one.
SS: Vince’s wife.
SS: I was a friend of Owen’s. We traveled together, we shared hotel rooms together when we were in the WWF. He was a good, good guy.
SS: Man, we wrestled ECW when they were wrestling in the back of bars when it was just starting out. It was a bad place to be, let’s put it that way. But pretty soon, they will be the “big 2,” and we’ll be the “big 3, ” if USA takes over of ECW.
Have you heard of XPW? They’re a new group out of Southern California.
SS: Oh f*ck, now we’re gonna be the “big 4!” (laughs)
Scott, if you were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” who would your lifeline be?
SS: It would have to be one of my bitches. If they didn’t get the answer right, I’ll still go home and f*ck ’em.
Who would win in a fight between you and me?
SS: Are you f*cking kidding me?
If Fred Flintstone knows that the ribs are going to flip his car over, how come he orders them everytime?
SS: That son of a bitch has to be hungry.
Let’s go back to word association, and let me hit you with Ric Flair.
SS: Hey, it’s no secret, Ric Flair is the biggest piece of shit that’s ever wrestled, that’s ever been in this wrestling business. He’s a backstabber. But the thing is that when he sees you in the back he’ll kiss your ass. But I know for a fact that when he was trying to be a booker, when everybody finally turned on him and started hating him, he was backstabbing me worse. I had friends who were in the booking committee who told me he was doing it. He made a mockery of winning the World Title. 14 times? Give me a f*cking break. If you had all your friends in the booking committee, how many times would you have won the title? It’s a f*cking joke. Give me a break, he’s a f*cking joke. He comes out here proud he’s a 14 time world champ. Give me a f*cking break. Joe Blow could have been 14 time world champ if he had all his friends in there telling him who’s going to be the champ. It’s a f*cking joke. And he wonders why we’re not drawing any f*cking ratings? It’s because of him. He’s a motherf*cker. When I did that interview on Flair and I mentioned Steve Austin’s name, that was the truth. Him and Kevin Sullivan did have Steve Austin fired. It’s f*cking bullshit. It’s not the first time he’s got guys fired. So Flair… he’s a motherf*cker.
Do you like your gimmick?
SS: My gimmick is me, man. Close to me.
Was Big Poppa Pump your nickname growing up?
SS: No, actually, when I was in college they called me Cro-Dad. Cro-Diddly. Guys on the wrestling team gave me that.
Anything you’d like to say to all the Big Poppa Pump fans out there reading this on SteroidsLive.com?
SS: Word up is Big Poppa P. Big Poppa Pump speaks the truth, I don’t give a f*ck.