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Interview: Scott Steiner discusses over-scripted promos, his successor & more

Riju Dasgupta
1.69K   //    19 Apr 2018, 12:47 IST

Big Poppa Pump is truly excited about his big match
Big Poppa Pump is truly excited about his big match

This week's Impact Wrestling teleconference featured the man with the largest arms and the shortest fuse. Former WCW, WWE and current Impact Wrestling superstar Scott Steiner enthralled media from across the world cutting promos, as only he can.

Steiner teams up with Eli Drake to take on LAX for the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championships at Redemption. We had a chance to ask him a few questions and did have to censor certain parts of this conversation, for obvious reasons, of course.

You are known for cutting some of the most entertaining unscripted promos. Do you think scripted promos are killing the business?

Steiner: Oh yeah. It's some of the worst stuff you can do to curb somebody's way to express their feelings, express their character and who they are. For the idiots who script interviews, that to me is a travesty. You are left with cookie cutter characters.

It's the worst thing you can do. The thing is fans recognize that. People do not want to see scripted interviews. But that's just the way that they control wrestlers nowadays and if they can't see that they're killing them, they're idiots.

How did you enjoy wrestling at the Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground event at WrestleCon?

Steiner: It was good. I was happy. The crowd was electric. Everybody was having fun. When it's like that, that's when it's great to be in the ring. When people like you and are excited for you to be out there. That's what makes wrestling great you know. So I had a good time.

You were part of an Indian movie recently. Did you have fun shooting the film?

Steiner: Oh yeah. I had a great time filming that movie. I went to a lot of exotic locations. I went to some pretty cool places for the premiere. It was a good time.

I had a great time filming it and there's a follow up coming up in a couple of months. So, I had a good time filming that.


Is there any wrestler in Impact Wrestling or outside the company right now, who you think could be the next Scott Steiner?

Steiner: Do you really want to be Scott Steiner? I've got in so much trouble inside and outside the ring.

Let me put it this way. It takes a lot of mental strength and mental fortitude to get into trouble and stick to it and stay the course.

So, is there anyone who can be the next Scott Steiner? I'm not sure anybody can handle it.

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