Whenever someone talks about WCW, there are two names that feature in most conversations: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner. Flair was part of the main event scene for most of his WCW run, while Steiner was a tag-team specialist until he reached the pinnacle and defeated Booker T for the WCW World Championship at Mayhem 2000. Despite being in the same company for so long, Steiner was no fan or friend of Flair’s.
Arn Anderson revealed on his ARN podcast that the issues between the two performers started in 1991. Reportedly, Steiner believed that Flair intentionally gave a bad performance because he didn’t want to put him over. After that, Steiner had no time for Flair. Eventually, the feud culminated in Steiner delivering a shoot promo about Flair on a 2000 episode of “Nitro.”
Time doesn’t heal all wounds, though, since Steiner still holds a grudge when it comes to “The Nature Boy.” Appearing on the Highspots Sign-It-Live stream (via Wrestling News), Steiner was told how his “old friend” Flair would be returning to in-ring action. In typical Big Poppa Pump fashion, he didn’t hold back, hollering: “He ain’t no old friend of mine. I would kill him. I’d destroy him. Yeah, everybody wants to see him get beat up.”