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Scott Steiner: 'It's not my fault Hulk Hogan is afraid of me'

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By edgefan-talon on DeviantArt

Continuing their reporting on an alleged incident that occurred between Scott Steiner and Jennifer Hogan before WrestleMania 31 that led to the WCW champ being barred from the Hall of Fame induction ceremonyTMZ spoke to Steiner about the story.

I'm not going to dignify [Hogan's] lies, I didn't put my hands on her. I told her Hulk introducing 'Macho Man' into the Hall of Fame is bullsh*t ... He hated him. Everyone knew that.

Regarding the alleged investigation by police for "felony terrorist threats" that the site reported on yesterday, Steiner said that he has not been contacted by authorities for his side of the story. Whether or not he ever is, Big Poppa Pump questions the Hogan's behavior after his airport run-in with Jennifer:

So if she felt her life was threatened, why didn't she talk to the cops?

Hopefully, this is much ado about nothing. If the old saying about there being no such thing as bad press is true, this could even be considered a win for Hogan and Steiner, as the story has been picked up by a lot of major news outlets, including spending time on CNN.com yesterday as an "Editor's Choice" selection.

But with there being no chance of a legitimate payoff in a wrestling ring due to the two men's combination of burnt bridges and physical conditions, the legitimate heat between the them is just kind of sad, and does little for pro wrestling's reputation in terms of diminish jokes about "roid rage", concerns about traumatic brain injury or simply the perception that wrestlers believe their own hype.

Steiner's final words to TMZ would be great in a promo:

It's not my fault Hulk Hogan is afraid of me.

Unfortunately, it seems that whatever it is that is going on between he and the Hogans is all too real.