5 WCW stars who should be in the WWE Hall of Fame

Modified 23 Mar 2021
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#4 Scott Steiner

Big Poppa Pump is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion
Big Poppa Pump is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion

The WWE Hall of Fame is incomplete without Big Poppa Pump. Scott Steiner is one of the names most closely associated with WCW and he has a variety of accolades to his name with World Championship Wrestling.

Steiner is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WCW World Television Champion, two-time WCW United States Champion, and seven-time WCW World Tag Team Champion.

However it's Scott Steiner's run with WCW in the late 1990s that he's arguably best remembered for. After teaming with his brother Rick in the Steiner Brothers for years, Scott Steiner eventually turned on him and became a singles competitor, joining the villianous nWo faction.

During this time, Scott Steiner completely transformed his look by bleaching his hair blonde, gaining a significant amount of muscle mass, and referring to himself as "Big Poppa Pump". Steiner's popularity increased, with his crazy promos and interviews becoming the stuff of internet legend.

After WWE purchased WCW in 2001, Steiner eventually signed a multi-year deal with the company in 2002. After debuting to much fan fare, Big Poppa Pump's run with the company was largely disappointing and he was released by the promotion in 2004.

The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion would continue to wrestle for promotions such as TNA Wrestling after this.

Why isn't Scott Steiner in the WWE Hall of Fame?

It is highly unlikely that Big Poppa Pump will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame any time soon. Scott Steiner has been vocally critical of WWE in recent years and has also been involved in numerous legal disputes with WWE legends such as Hulk Hogan.

Steiner was even reportedly banned from attending the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony due to an alleged altercation with Hulk Hogan's wife at a San Jose airport.

Therefore, it doesn't look like we'll see Freakzilla get his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame in the near future.

Published 23 Mar 2021
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