The general consensus has always been that Ric dogged it in his Clash match with Steiner.
But I thought the reason Scott Steiner didn't get a WCW title run in 1991 was because he turned it down/didn't want it. He wanted to keep teaming with Rick out of loyalty to his brother because he figured that Rick would flounder without Scott to carry him. That's been the story for as long as I've been on the 'net anyway.
Ah, ok, wasn't sure if it was a widely accepted notion or not.
Scott said that in their next match, he started legitimately beating the shit out of Ric with a chair because of it. LOL, it's terribly unprofessional, but it makes me laugh, because it's such a Scott way of handling things.
Yeah, that's what he says, and it's probably true, but I guess it still doesn't stop him from being pissed off that Ric would try to do what he did. Especially, since if the stories are to be believed, Nash & Hall were feeding Scott with negative information on Ric supposedly trying to stop other rising talent, at the time Scott went off on that Flair shoot promo.
Originally Posted by Oh Lymping Hero!
As others have said, in his steiner brothers days he was one of the most impressive technical wrestlers of his day. He was way ahead of his time, and brought amazing moves to the table only seen in japan at the time. The steiner suplex piledriver thing defies belief, as did some of his crazy frankensteiners.
He actually says that he invented the Frankensteiner, and got pissed at an interviewer who referred to it as the "Hurricanrana." Though I don't know if him getting pissed was in character or not. Probably a mixture of both. But he has maintained several times that he's the one who invented the Frankensteiner.
A lot of people say that he works a Japanese style, but unless he's lying, he actually invented a lot of the stuff that he did, not just brought it to the US.
What was most impressive to me, is what I said in one of the posts of mine that I quoted. I can watch a Steiners match and see something new from Scott, that he hasn't done in any other match. He seemed to like freestyling, and was constantly coming up with new stuff.
One PPV I'm watching at the moment is Summerslam 93, and the Steiners vs Heavenly Bodies is one of the most entertaining tag matches you'll see.
That was rated match of the year in one of the wrestling magazines. I am excited to watch that one, because that's one I don't remember much.
a kick to the nuts
It's ironic that he became a real star because of his huge personality 180 while his ring work went down the toilet.
Not really ironic, with the state of today's wrestling. It makes sense, actually. But yeah, it's kind of too bad. I wonder how much he got paid for that last WWE run. He said he got more than he asked for, and in the last few years of WCW, he was getting paid $600,000 a yr.