Scott Steiner was recently rushed to the emergency room and is undergoing heart surgery.
On Friday, Steiner wrestled on night one of a two-night set of tapings for Impact Wrestling. Following his match he collapsed in the backstage area according to ProWrestling. EMTs were called and used the defibrillator on Steiner. He was then taken to the local ER.
According to Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore, Steiner who is 57 years old, is reportedly doing fine. He will undergo a heart procedure.
The Steiner Brother’s History Of Pounding Opponents
Steiner is a legend in the wrestling business. He first gained notoriety as part of the Steiner Brothers tag team with his brother Rick. Their style was a hard-nosed pounding of their opponents into the ground style, which relied on their amatuer wrestling background. The pair started gaining popularity in WCW in 1989 as singles competitors, but began teaming up shortly after. Throughout their entire careers they would wrestle off and on in singles matches.
In 1992 the Steiner Brothers entered the WWE and the idea was pitched to have Scott win the 1993 Royal Rumble and later the world title, but the pair stated they wanted to remain a tag team. Between 1994 and 1996 the pair floated around wrestling in other organizations including ECW and NJPW. However, in 1996 the pair returned to WCW and Scott’s career really took off.
The Steiner Brothers were always a high level tag team, but they were never really the most popular tag team. They were always the opposition to Hall of Fame teams like The Fabulous Freebirds and The Midnight Express. It was really easy for them to get lost in a golden age of tag teams.
Scott Steiner Became Big Poppa What?
However, 1996 was a big year for wrestling as that was the year the nWo was formed. After years of battling the nWo, in 1998, Scott attacked his brother and joined the nWo. Scott became one of the top members of the nWo. Which is saying a lot for two reasons one is the group included Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Macho Man. Another reason is the faction was made up of approximately 5 billion members (that’s an exaggeration, but the faction had a lot of members).
Scott Steiner Says No Charisma No Problem
Steiner was not great on the mic and lacked charisma, but made up for that by sheer force of will. He shaved his head, dyed his hair and beard and started wearing a metal chainmail headdress to the ring. His look and promos became iconic. There was no one in WCW who looked or talked like him. It made him stand out in a sea of big muscle men.
Once WCW was bought out Steiner went to WWE again, but didn’t do much. However, in TNA he became one of the top guys in the company and delivered one of the greatest promos of all time. It is referred to as the Scott Steiner Math promo.
Steiner is a legend in wrestling and I hope he makes a full recovery. It would be a shame to lose such a unique wrestling talent. He and his brother deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame for Scott’s tag and solo career in wrestling as a whole. However, I think this should be a wake-up call to Steiner and he should retire.