WWE news: Scott Steiner has been hospitalised after collapsing backstage at IMPACT Wrestling event

Former WWE superstar Scott Steiner

The wrestling world received some pretty shocking news just a few hours ago, as it was reported that a stalwart of the sport had been taken seriously ill.

Scott Steiner - now 57 years of age - was reportedly rushed to the hospital after collapsing at an IMPACT Wrestling event.

The company were in Atlanta, Georgia for a show last night, but Brad Shepard reported that the situation that had unfolded was said to be 'very serious'.

Shepard went on to report that Steiner was not breathing at one point and he needed his heart to be 'shocked' to aid his recovery, but that at the time of tweeting, Big Poppa Pump was in a stable condition in hospital.

And adding more context to the claims, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful noted that Steiner was taking part in some pre-taped footage for future shows for IMPACT Wrestling, who he still wrestles for occasionally.

Although things were looking really serious at the initial time of reporting, the outcome is not as bad as first feared.

Scott Steiner is still wrestling at the age of 57

Executive VP of IMPACT Scott D'Amore tweeted out just a couple of hours ago that Steiner was 'OK' and that his family were thankful for all the support and well-wishes they were receiving.

D'Amore's clarification was followed by a tweet from hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer, who was at the hospital with Steiner, and he also reported the 57-year-old to be doing well and being under 'great care'.

In what was an extremely worrying initial situation, the wrestling world will be absolutely thrilled that the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion will be just fine.

This medical episode though may force Steiner to hang his boots up for good, and if that ends up being the case, there's no arguments that he's had a storied, successful career.

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