Hulk Hogan Discusses Scott Steiner Situation, WrestleMania IX, Bret Hart, Warrior & More
Source: The One Wrestling ShowRecently, "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan had a chat with the guys over at The One Wrestling Show and touched on several topics. Topics included; Scott Steiner's Twitter rants and his feuds with both The Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart. Here are some of the highlights:
On Scott Steiner vs. Total Non-Stop Action: "Every time I've ever seen him, he's always been nice to me. The last time I saw him, he shook my hand, asked how my back was. He even gave me some phone numbers for different doctors. So, it's just really weird. [Laughs.]
"It's weird to see a guy and shake his hand and then all of a sudden he goes nuts on you. But, I've found out that people that aren't really happy with where they're at in life -- or maybe he's not happy with his career -- they blame everybody else. It's everybody else's fault but theirs. That's the easy way out.
"I mean, [as if] Scott Steiner has nothing to do with where he's at right now. He's pissed off because he's not working at TNA and he's just working independent shows. He's mad at me, it' my fault that his life is the way it is. I guess some people can't take responsibility for their own lives. I guess that's the way it is.
"I don't know what the deal is. I like the guy, I really like Scott. I'm surprised he went off so bad. I was actually talking to Dixie Carter, saying, 'We need to get Scott in here. He's a freak. There's no more wrestlers that look like him. He comes out and the crowd pops.'
"I didn't even know they told him to leave. Last time he came, I saw him pull up in his rental car. I said, 'Where's Steiner at? He's supposed to work with Storm.' They said, 'Oh, he didn't want to do business so we told him to leave.' I didn't even know it. ... So, I told Dixie, 'Let me talk to him and explain what types of plans we can maybe do.' Because I still think he's valuable in the wrestling business."
On the problems between he and Bret Hart that started at WrestleMania IX and the main event: "All I know is what Vince told me. I went in there and did the match at 'Mania because I was on my way out. I was getting ready to leave. I told Vince, 'Hey, if we can get one more pay-per-view out of this thing... I can beat Yokozuna for the belt, come back for the next pay-per-view and drop it for him.
"All of a sudden, Bret Hart got a little upset and got in my face. I said, 'Brother, let's walk in and talk to Vince.' So, it was me, Bret Hart and Vince and Bret said something about the match. Vince said, 'No, that's what you thought you heard.' So, I said, 'Fine. I'm good.'
"If it was supposed to happen -- fine. No big deal. I'll work with anybody. I don't get what the big deal is about it. Bret's making it a big deal. Then, all of a sudden -- you know, that whole Bret screwed Bret thing -- he's working for Vince and he doesn't want to do a job because it's Canada. The whole thing is screwy to me. All of a sudden, it's real? [Laughs.]"
On his "feud" with The Ultimate Warrior: "I don't know what the disconnect is. For somebody that really never wanted to be in the business and for somebody that's taken so much time off in the business, to be so bitter about the business -- I don't get it. You can take Warrior and Steiner and all these guys and put them in the same room.
"If you love this business and you screw up, you get too old, too bald-headed -- at least admit it. You know? There's no reason to talk so much smack because the Jim Hellwig that I knew was a good guy. It's the same as with Steiner. Every time I was around Jim or Scotty, they've been great guys. Last time I saw Scotty, he was a great guy a couple of weeks ago. Then, all of a sudden -- it's just insanity.
"I mean, I don't have time for this crap, brother. I'm doing more positive things in my life and I'm excited about the future. So, all the rumors and stuff, you guys can talk about. I [couldn't] care less."