Pro wrestling icon Scott Steiner a.k.a. Big Poppa Pump was interviewed by WhatCulture last weekend at Starrcast. As usual, the outspoken Big Bad Booty Daddy didn’t hold back and gave his brutal, honest thoughts on the pro wrestling business. During the interview, Steiner took a moment to lash out at WWE.
Steiner performed in WWF from 1992-1994 and returned to WWE in 2002 before quitting the promotion in 2004. Although he wasn’t booked properly both times, he did have an exciting feud with Triple H that eventually led him nowhere. The Genetic Freak became 2-time WWF Tag Team Champion with his brother Rick Steiner.
Steiner on his time in WWE:
“F**king brutal. The 2 times I was up there were the 2 times I thought about quitting. They’re fu**ing weirdos man. The bullsh*t you’ve gotta put up with and now it’s worse because you got one of the biggest c*nts running it, Stephanie McMahon. What the f**k does she know about wrestling?
Just because… and then Triple H… f***… are you f***ing kidding me?”
Big Poppa revealed how wrestlers get pigeonholed with “stupid characters” and are made to do the same interviews that creative pens for them.
“It’s not my picture of wrestling is,” Steiner said.
Steiner also mentioned that the death of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was the worst thing that could happen to the pro-wrestling business as it was for the fierce competition from WCW that made WWE bring better storylines to the table.
Most of the storylines in WWE following CM Punk’s departure in 2014 are widely criticized by fans even to this day. The build-up to WrestleMania 34 has been regarded as the worst of the decade.
On being asked what it would take to go head-to-head with WWE, Freakzilla replied,
“All you need is another big network”.
He mentioned that a person with deep pockets like Rupert Murdoch would be able to stand up to WWE and it would be great for all the wrestlers.
“All the boys are getting screwed. Independent contractor…nobody is an independent contractor under the law. It’s bullsh*t. We’re not independent contractors. They demand too much of our time. How he gets away with it, I don’t know.”