Rick Steiner

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Title History

  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/Sting defeating Chris Adams & Terry Taylor (April 12, 1987);
  • NWA World Television title defeating Mike Rotundo (December 26, 1988);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Eddie Gilbert defeating Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan (February 28, 1989);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (November 1, 1990);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton (August 24, 1990);
  • PWA (Pro Wrestling America) Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Maximum Overdrive (September 17, 1990);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes (February 18, 1991);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Kensuke Sasaki & Hiroshi Hase (March 21, 1991);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Bobby Eaton & Arn Anderson (May 3, 1992);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Bam Bam Bigelow & Big Van Vader (June 26, 1992);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Irwin R. Schyster & Ted DiBiase (June 14, 1993);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Irwin R. Schyster & Ted DiBiase (June 19, 1993);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Booker T & Stevie Ray (July 24, 1996);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Scott Hall & Syxx (sub for Kevin Nash) (October 13, 1997);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Scott Hall & Kevin Nash (February 9, 1998);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles [alone] defeating Scott Steiner & The Giant (October 25, 1998) – chose Kenny Kaos as partner;
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Television title defeating Booker T. (May 9, 1999);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Television title defeating Chris Beniot (October 24, 1999);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Shane Douglas (February 5, 2001);
  • WLW (World League Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Takeshi Morishima (March 26, 2004);
  • WLW (World League Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Daisuke Ikeda (August 1, 2004 in Nagoya, Japan);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Terry Taylor defeating Ricky Morton & Tommy Gunn (September 24, 2005);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeating Rikki Nelson & Chris Hamrick (December 9, 2006);
  • WPW (World Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

  • Rick Steiner is the older brother of “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner..
  • Rick Steiner was an All-American wrestling standout at the University of Michigan!
  • ~~~He holds the fastest pin record at University of Michigan with a fall in 15 seconds..
  • ~~~He earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan..
  • Rick Steiner turned professional as soon as he graduated from the University of Michigan..

Getting into the Business:

  • Rick Steiner honed his skills briefly in the AWA and Montreal..
  • Rick Steiner entered the UWF, where he paired up with legendary veteran Buzz Sawyer..
  • Rick Steiner later formed tag teams with Eddie Gilbert and a fellow rookie named Sting.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • Rick Steiner joined the NWA, he joined forces with Mike Rotunda, and Kevin Sullivan to form The Varsity Club.
  • 1988: Rick Steiner’s younger brother, Scott, turned pro and Rick & Scott formed one of the greatest tag teams of all time..
  • While in the NWA, they would also get the opportunity to travel to New Japan, where they found the same amount of success.
  • Scott Steiner suffered various injuries in 1991, and Rick briefly teamed with Bill Kazmeier in the meantime.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • December 1992: The Steiner Brothers jumped to Vince McMahon’s WWF..
  • January 11, 1993 – RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Executioners..
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Beverly Brothers..
  • April 4, 1993 – Wrestlemania 9: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeated The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) w/Afa..
  • April 5, 1993 – RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Beverly Brothers..
  • April 12, 1993 – RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated Money Inc. by disqualification..
  • June 13, 1993 – King of the Ring: The Steiners & The Smoking Gunns defeated Money Inc. & The Headshrinkers..
  • June 14, 1993: The Steiner Brothers defeated Money Inc (Ted Dibiase & IRS) to win the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • June 16, 1993: Money Inc defeated the Steiner Brothers to recapture the Tag Team titles..
  • June 19, 1993: The Steiner Brothers once again beat Money Inc to win their second WWF Tag Team titles!
  • August 30, 1993 – SummerSlam: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Heavenly Bodies to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • September 13, 1993: The Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre) defeated The Steiner Brothers by DQ for the Tag Team titles..
  • January 22, 1994 – Royal Rumble: Scott & Rick Steiner entered the Royal Rumble at #1 & #3..
  • April 18, 1994 – RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated Mike Khoury & Barry Hardy..
  • The Steiners won two WWF Tag Team Titles defeating Money Inc. both times..
  • The Steiners faded away from the WWF scene and left the company..

Japan:

  • The Steiners resurfaced in Japan, where they once again had a successfull run.
  • 1995: The Steiners eventually joined Extreme Championship Wrestling for a few matches..

World Championship Wrestling The Steiner Brothers:

  • 1996: The Steiner Brothers made the return to World Championship Wrestling..
  • March 10, 1996 Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated The Steiner Brothers.
  • March 17, 1996 Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated Public Enemy.
  • April 1, 1996 Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Road Warriors and The Nasty Boys in a Triangle Match.
  • April 29, 1996 Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated Fire & Ice.
  • May 13, 1996 Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated Public Enemy.
  • May 19, 1996 Slamboree: Rick Steiner & The Booty Man defeated Scott Steiner & Craig Pittman in the Lethal Lottery..
  • ~~~The Barbarian & Diamond Dallas Page defeated Rick Steiner & The Booty Man in the 2nd round of the Lethal Lottery.
  • May 20, 1996 Nitro: Fire & Ice & The Steiner Brothers to ended in a Double Count-Out.
  • June 3, 1996 Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated Sting & Lex Luger by DQ.
  • June 16, 1996 Great American Bash: The Steiner Brothers defeated Fire & Ice (Scott Norton & Ice Train).
  • July 7, 1996 Bash at the Beach: Harlem Heat vs The Steiner Brothers ended in a NO CONTEST after Col Robert Parker interfered.
  • August 10, 1996 Hog Wild: Harlem Heat w/Col Parker defeated The Steiner Brothers to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles.
  • November 24, 1996 World War 3: Rick Steiner competed in a three-ring battle royal which was won by The Giant.
  • 1997: The Steiner Brothers took on a babyface Ted DiBiase on as their ringside manager..
  • 1997: The Steiners won the WCW World Tag Team Titles from the Outsiders, but Eric Bischoff reversed the decision..
  • 1998: All good things come to an end, and the Steiner split up, as Scott joined the new World order..

World Championship Wrestling – Steiner vs. Steiner:

  • Rick & Scott feuded for a few months and Rick went missing for a while..
  • April 1999: Rick returned to help Scott Steiner win the WCW US Title..
  • Rick defeated Booker T for the WCW Television Title..
  • Rick feuded with Chris Benoit over the title, as well as Sting.
  • Rick again took some time off, but returned as part of the reformed Varsity Club group..
  • Rick AGAIN dissappeared from WCW..
  • April 2000: Rick turned on his brother, Scott, and formed a partnership with Tank Abbott..
  • June 2000: Rick & Tank took on Scott in a handicap match, but Tank turned on Rick!

WWA & TNA & WLW:

  • June 19, 2002 – NWA: Total Nonstop Action Debut: Joins the Jarrett Upstart promotion..
  • May 21, 2003 – WWA: Sting defeated Rick Steiner & Shane Douglas in a 3way to retain the WWA World title..
  • May 23, 2003 – WWA: Rick Steiner beat Joe E. Legend..
  • May 25, 2003 – WWA PPV: Rick Steiner b Mark Mercedes (an Australian wrestler)..
  • October 29, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Rick Steiner makes an appearance, brawling with Jeff Jarrett and getting a guitar smashed over his head!
  • August 1, 2004: Rick Steiner won Harley Race’s WLW title belt in Nagoya, Japan defeating Daisuke Iked..
  • October 5, 2004–NWA Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Lex Luger..
  • October 30, 2004–U of Virginia Children’s Medical Center Benefit Show: Animal & Rick Steiner beat Warlord & Barbarian..
  • November 28, 2004–Border City/Prime Time: Rick Steiner defeated A-1..
  • January 8, 2005–Superstars of Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Beef..
  • February 11, 2005–UCW TV taping: Rick Steiner defeated Johnny Swinger by DQ..
  • February 12, 2005–Ultimate Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Bubster..
  • ~~~Later: Rick Steiner & Bull Wheeler & Mayhem b NWO Sting & Milwaukee Mauler & Jaysen Yang & Pete Christie in War Games..
  • March 5, 2005: David Flair defeated Buff Bagwell and Rick Steiner in a 3-WAY..
  • May 13, 2005–Wrestle Birmingham: Tom Prichard defeated Rick Steiner to become Alabama champion..
  • May 27, 2005–Superstar Wrestling Federation: Rick Steiner & Sean Waltman defeated Shane Douglas & Raven..
  • July 15, 2005–Harley Race’s Thesz/Tragos Hall of Fame Show: Rick Steiner defeated Ty Dalton..
  • August 5, 2005–Southern Wrestling Alliance: Koko Ware defeated Rick Steiner..
  • August 28, 2005–UCW: Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Disco Inferno & Jeff Lewis..
  • October 15, 2005–Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated The Barbarian..
  • November 2005: Rick Steiner was apponted to the Cherokee County School Board by a vote of 4-2..
  • November 19, 2005–Blue Water Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Matt Longtime..
  • February 4, 2006–World Pro Wrestling Event: Rick Steiner defeated Bubba Blanchard..
  • March 4, 2006–Southern Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Greg Valentine to win SCW title..
  • March 5, 2006–World Wrestling Legends PPV: Rick Steiner defeated Virgil in a squash..
  • March 11, 2006–UCW: Rick Steiner vs The Masked Grappler ended in a No Contest when Elvis Elliot & Eddie Venom interfered..
  • ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) defeated Elivis Elliot & Eddie Venom in the main event!
  • WrestlingObserver.com reported: In a story that has made national pub because it’s out on the PA wire, Rick Steiner was booted out as a candidate for the Cherokee County School Board. Supervisor of elections Janet Munda couldn’t find the name Rick Steiner among registered voters. So she called him to tell him he wasn’t eligible. He had been appointed to the board to fill a term and he was the only person in the election, so he was going to win. Unlike in Minnesota, you have to run under your legal name in Georgia for public office. It’s too late to make the July ballot primary, but he is going to run as Robert Rechsteiner as a write-in candidate.

The Steiner Brothers Reunion

  • April 29, 2006–TNT Pro Wrestling: The James Gang (BG & Kip) defeated The Steiner Brothers in a Steel Cage match..
  • May 4, 2006–Carolina Classic Wrestling: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated Rick Steiner to retain the CCW title.
  • May 4, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Jeff Jarrett once again passed on Door #1, and Sting revealed Rick Steiner was behind the door!
  • May 6, 2006–TNT Pro Wrestling: The Steiners beat Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose and Lenny & Lodi in a 3-WAY Cage Match!
  • May 13, 2006–TNT Pro Wrestling: The Steiner Brothers defeated Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton in a Steel Cage match!
  • June 10, 2006–Southern Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner vs “Big” Shane Anderson ended in a Double Countout.
  • July 7, 2006–Legends Show: Rick Steiner defeated Mr. Wrestling III (Dusty Wolfe under a mask)..
  • August 1, 2006–International Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Disco Inferno..
  • September 8, 2006–Mid-South All-Star Wrestling: Big Country defeated Rick Steiner in an Anything Goes match.
  • November 24, 2006–WPW: Mighty Henrich Volkoff & Doink beat Rick Steiner & Jerry Grey to win the Tag Team titles!
  • December 9, 2006–MACW: Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Chris Hamrick & Rikki Nelson in South Carolina..
  • February 2, 2007–Hermie Sadler’s UWF: The Steiner Brothers defeated Matt Bentley & Frankie Kazarian.
  • February 3, 2007–Hermie Sadler’s UWF: The Steiner Brothers beat Team 3-D by DQ when a drunk Brother Runt interfered.
  • March 17, 2007–World Pro Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Jerry Grey in a Barbed Wire Brass Knuckles match.
  • May 5, 2007–Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton defeated Rick Steiner by DQ in Gastonia, North Carolina..

Total Nonstop Action – The Steiner Brothers

  • May 13, 2007 – TNA Sacrifice: Team 3-D defeated LAX and Scott Steiner & Tomko in a 3-WAY to retain the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~Tomko took the pinfall and started fighting with Scott Steiner after the match until Rick Steiner helped his brother!
  • May 24, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Team 3-D tried to show their respect to the Steiner Brothers, but the Steiners punked Team 3-D out..
  • June 9, 2007–MCW/UWF: Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) & Sabu defeated Steve Corino & Rick Steiner & Ricky Landell..
  • June 13, 2007–Coliseum Championship Wrestling: Rikishi defeated Rick Steiner (subbing for Scott Steiner)..
  • June 14, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: The Steiners & Basham & Damaja w/Christy Hemme defeated Team 3-D & Voodoo Kin Mafia..
  • June 17, 2007 – TNA Slammiversary: Team 3-D defeated Rick Steiner & Road Warrior Animal to retain the TNA Tag Team titles!
  • July 4, 2007–World Pro Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Doink The Clown to retain the WPW Heayweight title..

Total Nonstop Action: Team 3-D vs. The Steiner Brothers:

Total Nonstop Action: Team 3-D vs. The Steiner Brothers:

  • August 5, 2007–Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling : Rick Steiner defeated Buff Bagwell in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • August 30, 2007–United Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Robbie Race..
  • September 21, 2007–United Wrestling Federation: JBL picked TNA’s LAX to be on his team for a 2-ring War Games Cage match..
  • ~~~~~~~~~Team Slaughter (Dustin Rhodes & Scott Steiner & Rick Steiner & Kirby Mack & T.J. Mack w/Sgt. Slaughter)..
  • ~~~~~~~~~defeated Team JBL (Steve Corino & C.W. Anderson & LAX -Homicide & Hernandez- & Elix Skipper w/JBL)
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sgt. Slaughter made JBL quit with the Cobra Clutch submission (Earl Hebner was the referee).
  • October 14, 2007 – TNA Bound For Glory: The Steiners defeated Team 3-D in a 2/3 Tables Match with help from Sabin/Shelley..
  • October 19, 2007–Wrestle Fan Fest: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) defeated Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon)..
  • October 25, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: The Steiners & LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) defeated Voodoo Kin Mafia & A.J. Styles & Tomko..
  • October 27, 2007–Ultimate Christian Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Jeremy Vain in Canton, Georgia..
  • November 11, 2007 – TNA Genesis: A.J. Styles & Tomko defeated The Steiner Brothers to retain the TNA World Tag Team titles..

2008: Rick Steiner:

  • January 19, 2008–United Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner worked an eight man tag team main event match..
  • February 2, 2008–ICW: Kip James defeated Rick Steiner in Biloxi, Mississippi..
  • March 15, 2008–United Championship Wrestling: Jeff Anderson & Edward Idol beat Rick Steiner & John Justice..
  • May 16, 2008–Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner (w/Nikita Koloff) defeated Bobby Eaton..
  • May 24, 2008–Free Wrestling Show: Raven & Disco Inferno beat Buff Bagwell & Rick Steiner due to interference by The Barbarian..
  • June 22, 2013 – Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore: The Steiner Brothers defeated Homicide & Eddie Kingston.