The sketchy history between Scott Steiner and Ric Flair goes back decades, but Steiner has now threatened to “kill” the two-time Hall of Famer.
Scott Steiner isn’t exactly known to shy away from controversy, with his less-than-complimentary comments regarding the likes of Triple H seeing him effectively banished from WWE until his 2022 Hall of Fame induction. ‘Big Poppa Pump’ has now turned his attention to Triple H’s old Evolution partner, Ric Flair.
During a Steiner Brothers online signing with the Highspots Superstore, the host jokingly remarked that Scott Steiner should be Flair’s upcoming opponent. The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion didn’t hold back in his response (h/t Wrestling Inc.):
“[Ric Flair] ain’t no friend of mine. I would kill him. I would destroy him [in a match]. Yeah, everybody wants to see him get beat up.”
The issues between Scott Steiner and Ric Flair can be traced back to their days in WCW. Arn Anderson has publicly commented on the matter, detailing their hatred for one another as stemming from a match in January 1991. The bout reportedly wasn’t what either of them was hoping for, with the tension having only increased since.
Together, they’ve shared the ring just four times following this clash, none of which came as a straight one-on-one outing. Their last shared match came at WWE’s 2003 Armageddon pay-per-view, where Steiner – teaming with the late Test – challenged Evolution’s Flair and Batista for the World Tag Team Championships in a Tag Team Turmoil match.
Ric Flair’s return to the ring is currently scheduled for 31 July in Nashville as part of the Starrcast festivities; he’s reported to be teaming with FTR to combat the legendary Rock’n’Roll Express and “someone else”. Both Hulk Hogan and Ricky Steamboat have been rumoured to be their third partner.