Mick Foley: Anything Could Happen When Scott Steiner Gets A Microphone
Scott Steiner is due to give an acceptance speech when The Steiners are inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame
WWE have confirmed that the legendary Steiner Brothers will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2022, with many fans eagerly awaiting The Steiners’ acceptance speech due to the often erratic unpredictable nature of Scott Steiner.
Fellow Hall of Famers Mick Foley knows all too well what chaos ‘Big Poppa Pump’ can cause with a mic in his hand, saying the following on a personal video posted to his social media channels:
“I want you to think for a second about Scott Steiner live on an award show. Do you think the wrestling community wants to be upstaged by Will Smith’s slap heard around the world? Just saying… live microphone; anything could happen. Scottie has been known to get a little freaky from time to time. I don’t think it’ll happen, I hope it [the induction] is done in a graceful way, but you never know.
“Scottie had that great singles run [in WCW and TNA], and was seemingly unhinged. You never know what was going to happen when he was on TV. That’s why I believe, we owe it to ourselves to tune in this Friday.”
Long before his main event run as ‘The Big Bad Booty Daddy’, Scott and Rick were huge stars as a team, with Foley reminding people how ahead of the times The Steiners were:
“I think it [the WWE HOF induction] is a great reminder of how amazing The Steiners were,” Foley said. “At a certain point, they were the best tag team in wrestling. Their ingenuity, power, and grace – Scott Steiner actually did the Frankensteiner, which we all call the Hurricanrana now. Scottie more or less popularised that move in American wrestling. A guy of that size doing that move, especially because Scottie would do it when an opponent came running off the ropes – it was one of the greatest moves of our generation.
“Rick was my print guy when my wife & I had a short-lived leather jacket business in Atlanta. I got to know him well. Really happy for both Rick and Scott.”