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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 July 1962Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameScott Carl Rechsteiner
Nicknames Freakzilla
The Big Bad Booty Daddy
The Genetic Freak
Big Poppa Pump
White Thunder
Scotty Too Hottie
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Scott Steiner has been a mainstay in professional wrestling for over 15 years. When he started out in the business, he was a singles wrestler, wrestling in some smaller federations before coming to the NWA (WCW) to team with his older brother, Rick. It was at this time that Steiner became world famous as one half of the greatest tag team of the 1990's. The two brothers wreaked havoc on anyone who dared get in the ring with them. Known for their amazing wrestling arsenal of suplexes, the two won the WCW tag team titles on many occasions throughout a ten year time period. Steiner, especially, bacame well-schooled in the art of the suplex, as he would use many varieties of this devastating wrestling move to render his foes senseless. He also invented the Frankensteiner, a wrestling move that involves jumping up onto your opponents shoulders from their front, letting your body fall upside-down so you head is between their legs, and then using your stomach and leg muscles to power them forward onto the mat. This move was perfected by Steiner, who could perform the maneuver from a standing position, while his opponent was running at him, or to an opponent sitting on the top rope.

After several years in WCW, which saw him win his first singles title (WCW TV title) in a brief singles push for a couple of months, The Steiner brothers went off to the WWF in early 1993. For the next year, the two continued their assault on every tag team in their path, winning the WWF Tag Team titles on two occasions before leaving in early 1994.

The next stop for the tag team tandem was Japan, where the two continued to prove why they were the best in the business. When WCW came calling in 1996, the Steiner Brothers headed back home. Once again they became the best tag team in WCW's ranks, taking on famous tag teams like Harlem Heat, the Road Warriors, and the Outsiders. They became a huge force in WCW against the nWo uprising in 1996-97. Their feud with The Outsiders (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) in 1997 saw the tag team belts change hands between the two several times.

By early 1998, Scott did not even resemble the Steiner of old. He had cut his hair short (it had always been shoulder length), had beefed up his always-impressive physique even more to look like a bodybuilder, and had grown quite a mean streak. Even with his changing appearance, fans were still completely shocked when he turned on his brother at WCW's Superbrawl VIII pay-per view in February of 1998. Steiner joined the ranks of the nWo and became one of its lead men, taking on the moniker "Big Poppa Pump". He spent most of the year feuding with his brother and helping the nWo in their war against the newly formed Wolfpack.

By early 1999, the nWo had joined with the Wolfpack and WCW was in disarray. Steiner did not let this chaos get to him, as he won the TV and the US titles in the first couple months of the year. He also reunited with his brother in the summer of that year, as the he and Rick held the US and TV titles, respectively. By 2000, Steiner was a main event star who was on his way to win the World Title. He did just that in the fall of that year, defeated Booker T to become the World Heavyweight Champion. He took on all comers in his four-month title reign and became one of the most dominant WCW Champions in history before WCW folded and was bought out by the WWF in March of 2003. He lost the WCW Title to Booker T on the very last edition of WCW Nitro. Steiner decided to take things easy for a while to recover from some back problems that he had been having, along with a severe nerve problem in his left leg. He did wrestle several times for the internation-touring WWA, winning their version of the Championship. He finally showed up in WWE in fall of 2002, immediately getting into a feud with then-champion HHH. After headlining two straight pay-per-views in early 2003, Steiner began a partnership and then a feud with fellow WWE superstar Test. This lasted for most of the year. He again was forced to take some time off from action due to a groin injury. He has yet to return to action as of April 2004, but knowing Steiner, he will return with a vengeance, so watch out.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Adam Lyerly

Spouse (1)

Christa Podsedly (7 June 2000 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (14)

Finishing move: Frankensteiner (Headscissors Takedown on a running opponent or Headscissors Takedown on an opponent who is seated on the top turnbuckle)
Finishing move: Steiner Flatliner (Reverse STO)
Finishing move: Steiner-Line (Clothesline)
Finishing move: Steiner Recliner (Modified Camel Clutch)
Finishing move: Steiner Death Drop/Steiner Screw Driver/Steiner Square Driver (Vertical Suplex Piledriver)
Trademark move: Double Underhook Powerbomb
Trademark move: Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex
Trademark move: Elbow Drop (Followed by press-ups)
Trademark move: Exploder Suplex
Trademark move: Full Nelson Suplex
Trademark move: Pumphandle Drop
Signature Foreign Object: Lead Pipe
Trademark move: Thrilla Freakazilla (verbal taunt with a physical bluff, followed by any finisher)
Trademark entrance: Bodybuilder's pose-wearing sunglasses, chain mail and police sirens wailing.

Trivia (13)

Scott Steiner did an interview that was so controversial that it was pulled off the west coast feed of Nitro.
Betrayed his brother, Rick, at SuperBrawl VIII at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.
Former WCW World Heavyweight, United States Heavyweight, Television, and World Tag Team Champion.
Inventor of the "Frankensteiner", a wrestling maneuver that is more commonly used today by cruiserweight wrestlers. This move is now known as a "Hurricanrana".
Notable Title Wins Include: WWA Heavyweight Champion; WWA Tag Team titles w/Jerry Graham Jr; CWA Tag Team titles w/Bill Travis (2); CWA Tag Team titles w/Jed Grundy; WCW World Tag Team titles w/Rick Steiner (6); NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Rick Steiner; PWA Tag Team titles w/Rick Steiner; IWGP Tag Team titles w/Rick Steiner (2); WCW World Television title (2); WWF World Tag Team titles w/Rick Steiner (2); WCW United States title (2); WCW World Heavyweight title
On January 23, 2001, Steiner interfered in a tryout match between newcomers Mike Modest and Christopher Daniels..Afterwards, a paramedic tried to enter the ring to aid the fallen wrestlers, but was also beat up by Steiner. The paramedic, however, was not anticipating being "part of the show" and was caught off guard by Steiner's actions. As Steiner prepared to leave the city, he was served an arrest warrant for assault. Scott Steiner later claimed to have believed the man was actually an actor playing a part.
He and his brother Rick formed one of the most dominant tag teams in the history of professional wrestling. The Steiner Brothers have wrestled as a tag team in NWA, WCW, ECW, the WWF, Japan, and various other countries and wrestling organizations.
At New Japan's 30th Anniversary show in Tokyo, Japan the Steiner brothers defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kensuke Sasaki. Joanie Laurer served as the special guest referee
Previous Managers: Buff Bagwell, Tylene Buck, Ted DiBiase, Ric Flair, Eddie Gilbert, Stacy Keibler, Midajah, Missy Hyatt, Shakira, Tojo Yamamoto.
Known in "TNA Impact!" (2004) as the wrestler with the largest arms and shortest fuse.
Had his contract run out and was let go by WWE. [August 2004]
Signed with WWE [October 2002]
In a major feud with Andrew "Test" Martin over Stacy Kiebler on "WWE Raw" [July 2003]

Personal Quotes (2)

Holler if ya hear me!
To all my freaks out there, Big Poppa Pump is your hook up!

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