It’s hard to believe that the Scott Steiner who dominated the best teams in the world with his brother Rick and the Scott Steiner who had the nickname “Big Bad Booty Daddy” is the same person.
But over a career spanning over three decades, the University of Michigan champion has had his grip on the world of wrestling both as an innovative member of the Steiner Brothers and as the big mouth addicted to gyms, bodybuilding that had dyed white in order to reinvent itself as an aggressive man to women, the “Big Poppa Pump.”
Scott Carl Rechsteiner was born on July 29, 1962, in Bay City, Michigan. In high school, he plays baseball and football.
He then attended the University of Michigan, where he was part of the Greco-Roman wrestling team.
After completing his studies, Scott decides to enter pro-wrestling: after a training period, under the supervision of “The Original Sheik” Ed Farahat, in early 1986 Rechstener is ready for his debut. In the first match of his career he faced and lost as a “Bulldog” Don Kent in the WWA (World Wrestling Association).
On August 14, 1986, defeating “Great Wojo” Greg Wojokowski, Rechsteiner won the WWA World Heavyweight Title. His reign is nine months long: he lost the title on May 3, 1987, being defeated by Wojokowski.
In October Rechsteiner wins a new laurel: in fact paired with Jerry Graham Jr., he defeats Chris Carter and Mohammad Saad, thus conquering the WWA Tag Team Titles.
The new champions lose their titles on December 6, being defeated by Don Kent and Chris Carter.
In early 1998, Rechsteiner left WWA to go to Tennessee and fight for the Championship Wrestling Association (CWA). Rechsteiner starts calling himself simply Scott Steiner.
On May 29 paired with Bill Travis, he won the couple’s CWA titles, defeating the Cuban Choir Boys. In the meantime, he participates, winning, in the AWA Renegade Rampage Tournament, with a prize of 250,000 dollars.
After only a week as champions, Rechsteiner and Travis, on 6 June, lose the titles in favor of Gary Young & Don Bass. Three weeks later, on June 27, Rechsteiner and Travis are back in possession of the titles.
The new reign of the two lasts almost two months, in fact they lose their titles on August 15th, being defeated by The RPMs (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane). Rechsteiner and Travis end up splitting up and Scott starts teaming up with Jed Grundy.
Even with his new partner, Steiner takes off excellent satisfactions: the two in fact on 18 February 1989, they conquered the couple’s titles by defeating Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden. A week later, however, Fuller and Golden are back in possession of the titles.
In April Steiner leaves the CWA, to move to the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance), where he begins to pair with his brother Rick.
A little later in the evening, Scott and Rick take revenge by defeating Rotonda and Sullivan in a “Texas Tornado” match. In Clash of the Champions VIII, the Steiner are defeated by the Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jim Garvin) in a match valid for the NWA World Tag Team title.
On Halloween Havoc, Scott and Rick are defeated by the Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons). On November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, Scott and Rick defeat the Hayes and Garvin, winning the NWA World Tag Team title.
In Clash of the Champions IX, the new champions face and defeat via disqualification the Skyscrapers (Dan Spivey and Sid Vicious), in an untitled match.
On 13 December at StarrCade, four tag teams compete against each other in an Italian round: Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal), Steiners, The Doom and The Wild Samoans face off. The Road Warriors win the tournament, but Scott and Rick still make a good impression, defeating Doom and Road Warriors and losing only by disqualification with the Wild Samoans.
On February 6, 1990, in Clash of the Champions X, the Steiner brothers defeated the Doom, still retaining the titles. At Wrestle War they defeat Arn and Ole Anderson. On May 19 in Capital Combat, the Doom defeat the Steiners, winning the couple titles, which Rick and Scott lose after a 7-month reign.
On June 13 in Clash of the Champions XI, Scott and Rick have the opportunity to return to champions, but are again defeated by the Doom.
In Great American Bash, the Steiner brothers defeat the Freebirds. On August 24 the Steiner Brothers defeat the Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane), conquering the NWA U.S. Tag Team Title. In Clash of the Champions XII, they defeat the Maximum Overdrive (Silencer and Hunter).
On Halloween Havoc, Scott and Rick defeat the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags). In Clash of the Champions XIII, the Magnum Force are defeated, while in Starrcade, the Mexican duo Konnan & Rey Misterio, sr., Have to bow to the Steiner brothers.
January 1991: WCW (World Championship Wrestling) breaks away from the NWA and creates new titles. NWA titles held by WCW wrestlers are therefore declared vacant.
In the meantime, the first single matches for Scott Steiner arrive: in fact at Clash of the Champions XIV, he faces being defeated the WCW world champion, Ric Flair. The name of the federation changes but not the substance: on February 18 in fact
At Clash of the Champions XV, the Steiner brothers victoriously defended the IWGP couple titles by defeating Hiroshi Hase & Masahiro Chono, but in the post match the “Hardliners” Dick Slater & Dick Murdoch, attack Scott Steiner causing him a biceps injury.
18 June in Birmingham, Alabama, Scott Steiner is operated by Dr. James Andrews: given the injury suffered by Scott, the WCW makes the couple titles vacant, which will then be won by the Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) at Clash of the Champions XVI In the meantime, the IWGP couple titles are also declared vacant.
At Wrestle War 1992, Rick and Scott victoriously defended the titles from the attack of the Japanese Tatsumi Fujinami & Takayuki Iizuka. On June 16 in Clash of the Champions XIX, Scott and Rick are defeated by Steve Williams & Terry Gordy in an untitled match.
4 days later at Beach Blast, we find the two couples against, this time in a match with the palio the title, also in this case the Steiner do not come out victorious but neither defeated the match in fact ends in a draw.
On June 26 the Steiner Brothers again take revenge on bad luck, in fact by defeating Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow, they conquer the IWGP Tag Title. On July 5th the Steiners lose the WCW couple titles in favor of Steve Williams and Terry Gordy.
On September 29th Scott Steiner won his first single title at WCW, defeating Ricky Steamboat for the WCW World Television title. On November 22, Scott and Rick lose the IWGP titles by being defeated by Scott Norton and Tony Halme.
At the end of the year, however, an important turning point in Rick and Scott Steiner’s career arrives: the two brothers in fact move to the WWF (World Wrestling Federation).
The Steiner brothers then start a feud with the couple champions, Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster). At King of the Ring, we see Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart Gunn) and Rick and Scott Steiner defeat Headshrinkers and Money Inc.
The Outsiders are now close to victory, when the figure of Hulk Hogan stands out on the stage after returning to the WCW after 4 months of absence.
Everyone expects a rescue to Sting and Savage but it is not so that Hogan with a legdrop extends Savage starting the greatest stable of all time: the nWo, which begins a feud against the WCW wrestlers. During WCW Hog Wild 96 The Outsiders defeated Lex Luger and Sting, starting the run-up to the WCW couple title.
At Clash of the Champions XXXIII, we see Harlem Heat vs. Sting & Lex Luger vs. Steiner Brothers in a match that ends in a no contest.
On October 27, at Halloween Havoc, the Outsiders defeat the Harlem Heat by winning the titles. The 1997 of the Steiner brothers opens with a victory against the Amazing French Canadians, during Clash of the Champions XXXIV and then they begin a feud against the Outsiders.
On January 27, 2011 Scott made his return to TNA, to line up with the group of wrestlers who opposed the Immortal stable, starting with Kurt Angle and Crimson.
On February 13, 2011 at TNA Against All Odds Scott Steiner and Beer Money defeated Immortal members Rob Terry, Gunner and Murphy.
Steiner then begins a short feud against Rob Terry, who sees him as the winner. Steiner then composes a tag team with Crimson, which begins a feud with Ink, Inc. (Shannon Moore and Jesse Neal).
On April 17, at TNA Lockdown, Steiner and Crimson fail to become first challengers for the world couple titles, when they take part without winning a four-team steel cage match. A few days later Steiner passes heel attacking Matt Morgan on Impact.
Steiner travels briefly to India to fight in TNA’s satellite company, Ring Ka King, where he also wins the couple titles with Abyss.
In March 2012 Scott Steiner was fired from TNA. Almost immediately he begins to offend TNA, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, with accusations and insults on the internet and the company, in June, sues him. Steiner counters the company, claiming that TNA still owes him money.
This will be followed by a new lawsuit against TNA, accused of being guilty of an injury he suffered while fighting Jeff Hardy while he was on drugs.
In the following years he fought sporadically in some independent companies and participated in old glories conventions.
Full name: Scott Carl Rechsteiner
Date of birth: July 29, 1962
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 125 kg
Net Worth: 1$ million