Can't really think of too many "bad" Scott Steiner matches. Even from TNA. He was always pretty fun to watch in the ring. Perhaps I like the guy a lot, but meh. I stand by it.
Leaping Frankensteiner from the late 80's & early 90's is unreal.
No, you're right, it's not even subjective. He was fantastic. It's just that my perception of him was based on what people say about his more current character, and the "Getting wrestling advice from Scott Steiner" thing that shows up on the side of profiles. It makes it seem like Scott is a shit wrestler or something.
I totally had no memory of him back in his younger days, except I do remember him coming out in the collegiate jacket. I just didn't remember much of his WWE run for some reason (and I didn't watch WCW back then).
So when I watched him in the Hart match, I was completely blown away. It's like, I was being blown away, not only by a wrestler being absurdly excellent (he was), but also blown away because my perception of him was totally different, just based on the comments of people.
I mentioned in another thread that I was genuinely confused, and thought that Scott Steiner must be Rick Steiner. When I realized that the long haired dude really was Scott, it just couldn't compute for me. I kept looking up different sources, thinking that I must be wrong. For real! lol.
Anyway, because of all of that, I've started looking up his more recent stuff, and I agree with you. He was still good and better than people give him credit for, as the roided up dude. Plus, I love his promos, and his Twitter rants had me seriously LOL'ing.
Basically, he's quickly become one of my favorite wrestlers ever. As the younger version of himself, he's one of my favorite pure wrestlers ever (and I'd say, seriously rivals or betters any of the known "best wrestlers"). And as the older version, he's one of the most entertaining characters to me.
A total win, all because I was randomly checking out old Hart matches, lol.