Scott Steiner was a part of a conference call to promote his match with Josh Mathews against Joseph Park and Jeremy Borash. Steiner also had much to say about Hulk Hogan, the WWE Hall of Fame, Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, Dixie Carter, and much more.
Here are the highlights.
On legal issues with Dixie Carter:
“I mean, [Dixie Carter] is a joke. She was basically a pain [in the butt]. Talked the truth about Hogan. She dropped the case and we’ll see what happens. It’s not over.”
Favorite TNA moment:
“My favorite moment was the Main Event Mafia. The champions were all together, and that was a lot of fun because you had a lot of history in the ring every time we stepped in the ring. A lot of us had been around for a long time, so the stuff that we did backstage, the stuff that didn’t make it on TV was also entertaining and funny. To date, that’s been the highest rated portion of TNA’s existence. A lot of people bought into it because of the reality of everything. It was a lot of fun.”
Difference between Dixie Carter management and Jeff Jarrett management:
“If you talk to anybody, there’s a huge difference. When people see Jeff, they know that he knows what he’s doing. Clearly, everyone knew that Dixie didn’t know what she was doing. She was a mark wanting to be on TV. It’s night and day. People wanna come to work, they’re excited about what everyone is doing, and it is a totally different atmosphere.”
Changes that should occur in pro wrestling:
“The first change they should make is getting rid of Stephanie McMahon and Hunter McMahon, because they’re two idiots who are running the whole place up there. It’s like, I feel sorry for the wrestlers nowadays. They’ve got to follow the instructions of these two idiots that clearly don’t know what they’re doing. They’re not watching because the ratings are down, and the reason why I call him Hunter McMahon is because she obviously wears the pants.”
Why he’s not going in the WWE Hall of Fame:
“I’m not going into the WWE Hall of Fame, because I’m not going somewhere where there’s nowhere to go. GPS the WWE Hall of Fame. Where’s it at? See, I’m not going somewhere where if I get in trouble or something, I can’t call 911. I can’t have a beacon call, or call the coast guard. Cuz, who knows? It could be in Atlantis for all I know. Or it could be in parts unknown. It’s a joke. How can you go somewhere that is non-existent? I’d be better off if the WWE Hall of Fame was on the moon… cancel your reservations if you want to see me, because it’s not happening.”
Other topics discussed include:
– The statue of the Macho Man has never been seen because it will “never leave Stephanie’s bedroom.”
– He will go into a physical WWE Hall of Fame if “the price is right.”
– WWE took the word “of a racist” during the incident he had with Hulk Hogan at the airport.
– How he closely watches the Usos.
– How he used to “run around in the ring” with Bray Wyatt when he was a kid.
– His dream match is wrestling “one of the Knockouts,” because he’d be “on his back” and discussing positions.
– His views on the Russo vs. Cornette war.
– He hasn’t even thought about going into the TNA Hall of Fame.
– He thinks that MMA is great entertainment, and a hard way to make a living because there are “live rounds” continued to be thrown at someone.
– He thinks that Shaquille O’Neal will be the mystery guest who will appear at Slammiversary.
– He learned a lot from Randy Savage and Bobby Heenan.
– He always got along with The Undertaker, and thought that he was cool.
– Wrestling in front of 193,000 people in North Korea is his most memorable wrestling moment.
– He said he has to watch more wrestling than he does to determine who is the future of the business.
– He felt that competing in the last WCW Championship match on Nitro was “terrible,” and said if anyone felt happy backstage during that episode was “an idiot.”
You can hear the full call in the audio player below.