One week after being rushed to the hospital at the IMPACT tapings in Georgia, Scott Steiner was back in the ring on Mar. 14 for New Era Wrestling.
Steiner was originally scheduled to be in tag team action, but was advised by doctors not to compete. Instead, Steiner cut a promo where he addressed his health scare.
“Everybody heard what happened last week. A lot of people came to me and were praying for me, gave me best wishes and I appreciate that. It happened on Friday night, I actually do not remember walking to the ring, talking, walking back to the ring, collapsing. I don’t remember Friday night, I don’t remember Saturday night. I remember laying in the hospital asking, 'why am I here? I gotta get out of here.'"
He continued, "As I was sitting in the hospital bed. The doctor came up to me and said, ‘The procedure that happened to you, normally you only have an eight percent chance of winning, of getting out of the bed, of living.’ I said ‘Doc, every time I step in the ring I have a 141, two-thirds chance of winning. What do you think my chances are of jumping out of this bed is? So this goes to all my freaks in Jasper, Alabama. Big Poppa Pump is your hookup! Holla if ya hear me!”
Steiner also thanked his wife for being by his side in the hospital.
He reportedly underwent a heart procedure following his collapse, which was described as a "cardiac episode."
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