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In a follow-up to a story we relayed yesterday – TMZ caught up with Scott Steiner, giving the former WCW Champion an opportunity to respond to the allegations that he threatened to kill Hulk Hogan…
“I’m not going to dignify [Hogan’s] lies,” Steiner said … “I didn’t put my hands on her.”
Steiner says he did approach Jennifer that day — but only to talk some serious smack about Hulk introducing “Macho Man” Randy Savage at his WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
“I told her Hulk introducing ‘Macho Man’ into the Hall of Fame is bullsh*t … He hated him. Everyone knew that.”
Steiner says there were cops nearby during the airport incident — “So if she felt her life was threatened, why didn’t she talk to the cops?”
As far as the investigation goes, Steiner says he has NOT yet been contacted by police.
He did have one final thought — “It’s not my fault Hulk Hogan is afraid of me.”
“He said, she said” at this point. Unless someone turns up with a video (cell phone or airport security) of Steiner confronting Mrs. Hogan, I can’t see how this one goes much further. It probably goes without saying that Steiner will be warned to stay away from the Hogans, and maybe even a temporary restraining order gets fired. In the meantime, Big Poppa Pump probably shouldn’t expect to see a WWE Hall of Fame invite in his mailbox anytime in the immediate future.
There were some rumors swirling last week concerning Scott Steiner’s photo being posted at the WWE Hall of Fame entrance, and how he was barred from the building. Looks like we may know why.
Allegedly, Big Poppa Pump threatened to kill Hulk Hogan. Per TMZ:
Here’s what we know … Hulk’s wife Jennifer flew into San Jose for WrestleMania on March 26th — and claims Steiner grabbed her at baggage claim and said he plans to “kill Terry” [Hulk’s real name] as soon as he lands.
Sources close to the Hogans tell us … Jennifer didn’t recognize Steiner and called Hulk immediately — who took the next flight into S.J. and went with her to file a police report early the next morning.
We’re told cops are now investigating Steiner for “felony terrorist threats” — and so far, officials have already gathered airport surveillance video which we’re told shows Steiner confronting Jennifer.
As for Steiner, he’s been very public about his dislike of Hogan for years — and blames him for the demise of WCW wrestling … where Scott and Hulk were allies in the NWO.
We reached out to Steiner for comment — who told us, “Typical Hogan. He’s just a punk.”
It could be that Steiner was just using “kill” as a figure of speech. It could be that Steiner wasn’t doing a bit when he constantly jumped into the crowd at Nitro and got in the faces of fans. Just to be safe, once more for good measure: ALLEGEDLY.
Josh Matthews Officially Joins Impact Wrestling Broadcast Team – Impact Wrestling
It’s no secret former WWE announcer Josh Matthews has been working on projects for TNA, but now it’s official that he will be the new play by play voice of Impact Wrestling with Taz on Destination America.
Loaded Raw heading into Royal Rumble – PW Torch
As discussed on this week’s Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, the January 19th Raw has a stacked lineup. The show will be a “Raw Reunion” show with Hulk Hogan, The Kliq (Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall), and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.
Rollins Talks Punk – WrestleZone
Seth Rollins talked to the This is Awesome radio show about CM Punk leaving WWE and whether Punk would be welcomed back in the locker room.
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Stand up next to a mountain and chop it down with the edge of your hand because the Immortal One, WWE Hall of Famer Hollywood Hulk Hogan joined Chad Dukes Versus The World this afternoon to promote the WWE’s free month of WWE Network during the month of November. During the interview the pair also chatted about his illustrious career, the possibility of a Hall of Fame induction for the nWo, Bray Wyatt, and more. Check out the interview below!
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Happy hump day, marks. Days removed from Raw, days before Smackdown, and I think maybe Impact will be on tomorrow night. Possibly. Until then, here are some random thoughts that have been clattering around my head for a couple of days.
Enjoy your Wednesday.
- Why do people still care about the WWE ratings? Sometimes they’re up, sometimes they’re down. Ratings for Raw and Smackdown will have to drop to unimaginable levels to be cancelled, so they’re in no danger there. I mean, I understood when people compared Raw and Nitro ratings back in the late 1990s. But now? Nobody outside of the WWE should care what the ratings are. If you enjoy something, just watch it. If you don’t like it, take to the Internet. Just stop obsessing about 0.1 ratings increases or dips. In fact, stop clicking on links that “report” ratings. If you stop, they’ll stop.
- Wrestling fans should subscribe to the WWE Network if only to watch NXT. Sure, there’s the occasional clunker and many matches are short to maximize TV exposure, but this is also great, mainstream wrestling that is happening here (in this country).
- Ease back on the Crossfit, Seth Rollins. My wife wasn’t really into you, and then you started wrestling without a shirt. How many marriages must be ruined before you’ll change your ways?
- The Attitude Era was amazing. However, I’d really appreciate if people would stop pretending that 90 percent of late-90s and early-00s Internet forum chatter wasn’t complaining. I was confused every Tuesday morning when I read bitching and moaning about how much time Austin vs. McMahon received, or about how The Rock only had his… “five moves of doom.” Also, looking back further, do you not even remember how critical of Hogan’s matches people were back in the day? Now the roof blows off when Real American hits (as it should). I have a feeling that fans will be far kinder to John Cena once he’s retired. In 20 years, he’ll likely be universally praised by wrestling fans who never saw a live Cena match about his ability to garner a reaction from a crowd.
- The Divas division could probably stand some character diversification. For a while, the only Divas to get and stay over long term are either crazy, or bitches. Or, crazy bitches. People seem to be buying into the Summer/Layla BFF/pseudo-HLA bit, but that only works until Fandango has jobbed to the entire lower card. Finding a Diva to get over like Lita or Trish seems to be even more difficult to catch lightning in a bottle, so this may be asking too much.