MIAMI, Florida –
TMZ reported recently that pro-wrestler Scott Steiner, 52, threatened to kill wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, 61. According to the report, the two were recently involved in a fracas, with Steiner telling Hogan’s wife at an airport that he plans to “kill Terry [Hulk Hogan’s real name]”. Hogan proceeded to call the cops, eliciting an angry response from former ally Steiner.
“I can’t believe the pussy called the cops!” Steiner said. “What kind of a wrestler does he think he is? He used to be a legend but now he’s just soft. This is meant to be a fight to the death.”
Fans of Hogan are equally disappointed, expressing their dismay on Twitter en masse.
@wrestlemaniac: hulk you were my hero but now another person who has let me down
@hardforhogan: i cant belive the news today. hogan is not what he used to be #saddays
@ilovewrestledick: Wrestling is a man’s sport, and it is a man’s responsibility to kill or be killed #steinerforlife
Some have, however, stood up for Hogan.
@reasonablegentleman: The man has a family. He can’t risk his life just for his image
Analysts of the sport have dismissed the sentiment, insisting that a man of his stature cannot afford to be seen as weak.
“Look at him hiding from that chair [being thrown at his face – figuratively speaking],” said promoter Vince McMahon. “He’s cowering beneath his arms, begging for help! And now his colleague could get prison time for doing what a wrestler does. Come on, Hogan. Where is the Hulk?”
A spokesperson for the Hogan family told reporters that Hogan refuses to comment as yet, but that he is meditating like a complete f*****, trying to get over the oh-so-terrible shock of having his life slightly in danger.