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Rick Steiner

Real Name - Rob Rechsteiner
Birthdate - 3/9/61
5'11" 245 lbs. - Detroit, MI

Athletic Background - Wrestling, Football (University of Michigan)

Teacher(s) - Eddie Sharkey; Buzz Sawyer

Professional Background - AWA(`83), Montreal, UWF(`87), JCP/NWA(`87-`88), WCW(`88-`92), New Japan(`91-`92), WWF(`93-`95), ECW(`95), WCW(`96-`01), New Japan(`00,`02), Indies(`01-) WWA(`02), NWA-TNA(`02)

AliasesRob Rexsteiner

Groups - Hyatt & Hot Stuff International, Varsity Club, Dudes with Attitudes, Magnificent Seven

Peak Years - `89-`96


Finisher(s) - 
Flying Bulldog
- Super Overhead Belly-to-Belly
- Steinerline (Lariat)

Favorites -
- Catching Powerslam
- Release German Suplex
- Canadian Backbreaker into corner
- Belly-to-Belly
- Punch


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - Rick Steiner is one of the rare exceptional amateurs who really blossomed into a good pro. While he was never a top flight worker, Rick knew his strengths and played to them. Thankfully promoters did too and put Steiner in the right places early on in his pro-wrestling career. He really developed as a brawling powerhouse in Bill Watts' UWF and found a great place in the formative years of WCW. When his brother Scott was brought in the two of them quickly turned into one of the best tag teams in the world. Over the next seven years, the Steiner Brothers cemented their place as possibly the best American tag team of the 1990s with strong runs in the WCW (twice) and the WWF as well as frequent tours with New Japan. The duo's success was only periodically setback by Scott's injuries, but for the most part they were a premier tag team for that stretch of time.  After Scott's heel turn in 1997, Rick's career was thrown into disarray and he spent his late 30s in the midcard getting lukewarm pushes or being out. Since WCW's death, Rick Steiner has continued to work some part-time, but has done his legacy no favors.
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