Former WCW World Heavyweight champion Scott Steiner reportedly had an incident with Hulk Hogan’s wife on an airplane which led to him being banned from WrestleMania week festivities, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via LordsofPain).
Steiner, 52, has been primarily out of mainstream wrestling news for the past few years after a tumultuous end to his stint with TNA, which resulted in a lawsuit that is yet to be resolved. “Big Poppa Pump –as he is known to wrestling fans– now finds himself in WWE’s bad graces once again.
Pictures surfaced on social media over the weekend that depicted increased security around the venue of last Saturday’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. As part of the increased security, photos of Steiner were posted around the venue so security would recognize him and not allow him on the premises.
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The reason for this course of action stems from an alleged incident on an airplane between Steiner and Hulk Hogan’s current wife, Jennifer McDaniel. Although specific details of the alleged incident are unavailable, the altercation is being described as an “ugly incident,” according to the aforementioned report.
This isn’t the first time that the “Genetic Freak” finds himself at odds with a major wrestling company as Steiner is still embroiled in a lawsuit with TNA. The trial was pushed back to June of this year, and Steiner has countersued.
The reason that TNA sued Steiner back in 2012 was due to Steiner allegedly breaching his contract with the company by making derogatory remarks about both the company and several other contracted wrestlers, including Hogan.
Steiner last appeared with the WWE in 2004 after signing with the company in late 2002. A lackluster stint mired with injuries and subpar performances led to his eventual departure. Steiner also wrestled for the WWE in the early 1990s with his brother Rick as part of the Steiner Brothers.
When asked a few years ago about potentially returning to the WWE, Steiner said he would if they “paid me a lot of money.” He went on to make controversial remarks about WWE COO Triple H and various other WWE personnel.
It remains to be seen what Steiner and/or Jennifer McDaniel said to one another to cause such a huge response by WWE, but the usually opinionated Steiner will likely have a comment or two regarding what transpired in the future.
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