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Forgotten Legends30: Robert Rechsteiner

With 27 titles to his credit of which 17 came as Tag Team titles, Rick Steiner's career was always overshadowed by his brother Scott Steiner who was bigger, literally as well as figuratively.

With extensive amateur wrestling background George the animal steele brought him into AWA and he moved on to UWF getting his first tag title before moving on to NWA.

He moved to WCW where he tagged with Sting and then became a member of Varsity club under Sullivan. Per storyline he was treated as the weakest link and turned face when he got thrown out.

It was in 1989, 6 years after his debut, he brought in Scott Steiner and formed the tag team of Steiner Brothers. The dominated NWA/WCW and even went to NJPW finally going to WWF as Bill Watts did not keep his end of promise and again left WWF a couple years later after a couple of title runs for the same reason, the person here being Vince Mcmahon moving on to ECW.

When they came back to WCW, their popularity shot when they feuded with The Outsiders trading titles and around this time, Scott Steiner was pushed forward and culminated in a heel turn joining NWO leaving the Dog Faced Gremlin alone. His career took a break due to injury and when he came back he won US title shifting between face/heel too often losing much of his fanbase.

Once WCW closed down, he had on and off appearances in TNA and independent circuit and had a lackluster career.

But no one who loved a technical wrestler can ignore Rick Steiner who managed to throw around various opponents from various positions in suplexes, power bombs, bull dogs putting a wonderful work show. For his talent, he was indeed a forgotten legend, pulled back by his mic and promo skills, something Scott Steiner was bigger in comparison, again.

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The Steiner Brothers were awesome in their early WCW days.

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Re: Forgotten Legends30: Robert Rechsteiner

Although I was a big Steiner Brothers fan as a kid, even then I could see that Scott Steiner was the breakout star of the team. Rick was a great tag team performer but I don't think that he had enough to make it in singles competition.

What sort of shape is Rick Steiner in now? If he's still got it, WWE should sign up The Steiner Brothers again for a short run. They were a great tag team back in the day, one of the best in the world as far as I'm concerned. A brief reunion would be a great nostalgia trip, even if they only wrestled a few matches.

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Rick is famous for barking at people. Getting beat down by Scott and Buff multiple times was just hilarious.


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Although I was a big Steiner Brothers fan as a kid, even then I could see that Scott Steiner was the breakout star of the team. Rick was a great tag team performer but I don't think that he had enough to make it in singles competition.

What sort of shape is Rick Steiner in now? If he's still got it, WWE should sign up The Steiner Brothers again for a short run. They were a great tag team back in the day, one of the best in the world as far as I'm concerned. A brief reunion would be a great nostalgia trip, even if they only wrestled a few matches.

He is out of form and is working as a teacher/Real estate agent currently according to his FB page. His son, 17, is doing good as an amateur wrestler currently however.

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