Scott Steiner Discusses a Career Mistake He Wishes He Could Take Back

As previously reported, Impact Wrestling star Scott Steiner recently took part in a media teleconference for the upcoming Redemption event. Below are some additional highlights from the media call (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).

Steiner on who he wanted to face in WWE in his 2003 run: “When I first went up to WWE in 2003 they asked me who I wanted to wrestle, and I said, ‘I wanna go against The Rock.’ At the time, he was the best they had, and unfortunately, that didn’t turn out and I got stuck with a frickin idiot. That’s probably my only regret. You know, Rock’s a good guy, he’s a great entertainer, and I thought we could have done good things together.”

Scott Steiner on who his dream match would’ve been with: “I wrestled almost everybody. So I’d have to say the only one that could be a dream [match] was The Rock. That’s one guy I never have wrestled. I used to watch… we were doing Nitro, beating Raw, but then you still would tape the other shows to see what the other company was doing. Stone Cold did his stuff, which is cool. Rock did his stuff, which is cool. I’d have to say Stone Cold and The Rock, because even though I wrestled Steve Austin in WCW, he wasn’t Stone Cold. And I think our characters would match up good and same with The Rock. I think it could be interesting both doing interviews and in the ring. So, those two guys right there.”

Scott Steiner on a mistake he wishes he didn’t make in his career: “Not going to the [WWE] in ’93. It was the worst mistake I’ve ever made. He was going to jail, or everybody thought he was going to jail. He thought he was going to jail. It was probably the worst time to be up there, and that was the first glimpse I got of Vince McMahon being a liar.”


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