[Rick Steiner Gallery]
[Steiner Brothers Gallery]

Wrestler: Rick Steiner
Real Name: Robert Rechsteiner
Birthday: March 9, 1961
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'11" - 280 lbs.
Trained by: Eddie Sharkey
Debut: 1983
Previous Gimmicks: Dog Faced Gremlin
Finishing Move: Steiner Driver
Favorite Moves: Steinerline
The Bulldog
Notable Feuds: Doom
Money Inc
Booker T
Jim Duggan

  • UWF Tag Team titles w/Sting defeated Terry Taylor & Chris Adams (04/12/87);
  • NWA Television title defeated Mike Rotunda (12/26/88);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Eddie Gilbert defeated Kevin Sullivan & Steve Williams (02/28/89);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated The Freebirds (11/01/89);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated The Midnight Express (08/24/90);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated The Freebirds (02/18/91);
  • NJPW IWGP Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki (03/21/91);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton (05/03/92);
  • NJPW IWGP Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Big Van Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow (06/26/92);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Money Inc. (06/14/93);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Money Inc. (06/19/93);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Harlem Heat (07/24/96);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated The Outsiders (01/26/97);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated Syxx & Scott Hall (10/13/97);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Scott Steiner defeated The Outsiders (02/20/98);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles by himself defeated Scott Steiner & The Giant (10/25/98) -- chose Kaos as his partner;
  • WCW Television title defeated Booker T (05/09/99);
  • WCW Television title defeated Chris Benoit (10/24/99);
  • WCW United States title defeated Shane Douglas (02/05/01);
  • PWA Tag Team titles;
  • Harley Race's World League Wrestling title defeating Daisuke Iked in Nagoya, Japan (August 1, 2004);

  • In the Beginning:
  • Rick Steiner is the brother of 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 breifly teamed with Bill Kazmeier.

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • December 1992: The Steiners jumped to the WWF..
  • 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..

  • 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:
  • 1996: The Steiners made the return to World Championship Wrestling..
  • 1997: The Steiners took Ted DiBiase on as their 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..
  • The Steiner Brothers won the NWA, WCW, WWF and IWGP Tag Team Championships. ..
  • 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.

  • 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