Scott Steiner Explained Why He Left Impact Wrestling The First Time

One of the biggest surprises following the ownership changeover of Impact Wrestling was the return of Scott Steiner, who apparently has some PTO saved up at Shoney’s. Steiner is a big part of the main feud in Impact, which is about which announcer gets to keep being an announcer.

Steiner hasn’t been in Impact (or TNA, as it was then known) since 2012, but now the 54-year-old is BACK, baby! He’s still got the headdress and everything! His last run in the company ended with a whimper, as he was released following a three-month period of not being on television.

He spent most of the past five years saying a lot of cusses about WWE people, and in a new interview with Ring Rust Radio, he talked about why he parted ways with Impact last time around. Long story short: he hated everything there.

“When I left nothing impressed me; that’s why I left. The change of management which was a problem because Dixie Carter is an idiot and then she brought in these other idiots like Hulk Hogan. I was just like damn; I got to get the hell out of here. I watched them from afar and their pockets kept getting run down and then thank God, someone else bought it, ran her out and now the right guy is back in charge being Jeff Jarrett. That’s basically who I started with before when Jeff started Impact Wrestling. I definitely wanted to come back and work for the organization again.”

To recap: Steiner thinks Hulk Hogan is an idiot, and he thinks Dixie Carter is an idiot. He’s totally cool with Jeff Jarrett, though, so he’s looking forward to helping Jeff bring back the glory days of the former TNA.