UFC and WCW veteran Tank Abbott was recently interviewed on The Hannibal TV. On it, he discussed his infamous fist fight with Rick Steiner during an episode of Nitro (seen below), and how tough Haku really is.
Transcription by WrestleZone Senior Editor Tyler Treese.
On if his altercation with Rick Steiner was real:
If the barrier wasn’t there, he’d probably still be laying there waiting for help. It was real, but when things started to happen I didn’t want to get in trouble so I didn’t cross the line so to speak. Rick might have his version of things, I have mine. That’s how it works out.
If Haku is as tough as people say:
There’s a lot of [tough talk] in the business, but you have to prove yourself. Brock Lesnar, he proved himself. Haku, I don’t know much about his background, but he is what he is.
If he’d fight Rick Steiner now:
I just got done with a liver transplant, but if you want to go out front we can fight. I don’t care. I’m down for fighting. Bash me up, put some stitches in my face. I’ll laugh about it.