Wrestling stars Scott Steiner and Hulk Hogan had plenty of in-ring battles over the years, but their rivalry has spilled over into real life with Big Poppa Pump allegedly making a serious threat toward the Hulkster.
According to TMZ, the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion approached Hogan’s wife, Jennifer, at a San Jose, California, airport on March 26 and told her that he was going to “kill” the creator of Hulkamania when he landed.
Hogan was coming into town for WrestleMania 31 and its ancillary activities, including the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony in San Jose. Hogan went on to present former Mega Powers teammate “Macho Man” Randy Savage on March 28.
As seen in this Instagram photo, courtesy of WrestlingInc.com, Steiner appeared to be banned from the SAP Center, which is where the Hall of Fame ceremony was held:
The Hogans contacted police after the alleged threat, and they are now investigating Steiner for felony terrorist threats. Despite the serious allegations, Steiner is dismissive about the situation, per TMZ.
“Typical Hogan. He’s just a punk,” Steiner said.
Steiner and Hogan worked extensively together in WCW as members of the New World Order, and they had a working relationship in TNA as well.
It appears as though some personal issues arose along the way, and they led to what can only be described as a bizarre situation.
Real-life feuds are commonplace in the professional wrestling business, but it is possible that Steiner may have taken his beef with Hogan too far.