Pro Wrestler Profile - Rick Steiner

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Robert Rechsteiner
Ring Names
  • Rick Steiner ( January 10, 1985 - Present)
  • Rob Rechsteiner ( June 1, 1983 - January 9, 1985)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight
  • 280 lbs (127 kg)
Born March 9, 1961 (age 61)
Birth Place Bay City, Michigan
Billed From
  • Detroit, Michigan
Nicknames The Dog-Faced Gremlin

Career History

Roles
  • Part Time Wrestler ( April 27, 2019 - September 19, 2019)
  • Wrestler ( June 1, 1983 - October 21, 2017)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion INDY February 14, 2004 October 21, 2017
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA October 30, 2010 February 26, 2011
Promotion Impact WrestlingTNA May 13, 2007 January 29, 2008
Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH July 24, 2004 July 12, 2005
Promotion Impact WrestlingTNA June 19, 2002 October 29, 2003
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Heavyweight February 1, 2002 September 15, 2003
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW March 11, 1996 March 21, 2001
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Heavyweight December 13, 1993 May 3, 1997
Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW July 28, 1995 October 28, 1995
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE December 14, 1992 April 12, 1994
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Heavyweight March 21, 1991 January 4, 1993
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW November 2, 1988 October 17, 1992
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA January 10, 1985 October 29, 1988
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Heavyweight February 23, 1987 March 20, 1987
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA January 10, 1985 November 3, 1985
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel February 5, 2001 September 19, 2019
Face January 15, 2001 February 4, 2001
Heel April 12, 1999 January 14, 2001
Face June 8, 1988 April 11, 1999
Heel January 10, 1985 June 7, 1988
Images
Jun 2002
Jun 2002
Mar 1999
Mar 1999
Jan 1991
Jan 1991
Nov 1988
Nov 1988
Jun 1983
Jun 1983
Finishers
  • Steiner Driver - Death Valley Driver ( January 10, 1985 - October 21, 2017)
  • Diving Bulldog ( January 10, 1985 - October 21, 2017)
  • Steinerizer / Super Steiner Drop / Manhattan Bulldog - with Scott Steiner - Electric Chair + Diving Bulldog combination ( February 20, 1989 - January 4, 2008)
  • Steiner DDT - with Scott Steiner - Electric Chair + Diving DDT combination ( February 20, 1989 - January 4, 2008)
  • Steiner Device - with Scott Steiner - Electric Chair + Diving Clothesline combination ( February 20, 1989 - January 4, 2008)
  • Keylock ( June 1, 1983 - January 7, 1999)
  • Stepover Toehold Camel Clutch ( June 1, 1983 - January 7, 1999)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Dog Pound" by Jimmy Hart & Howard Helm - Single ( February 23, 1998 - October 21, 2017)
  • Theme Song "Steinerized" by D. Conort, M. Seitz & J. Papa - with Scott Steiner - Team ( March 11, 1996 - February 22, 1998)
  • Theme Song "The Way of the Wizard" - with Scott Steiner - Team ( March 21, 1991 - May 3, 1997)
  • Theme Song "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses - with Scott Steiner - Team ( July 28, 1995 - October 28, 1995)
  • Theme Song "The Victors (University of Michigan Fight Song)" - with Scott Steiner - Team ( December 14, 1992 - April 12, 1994)
  • Theme Song "Swamp Dog" - with Scott Steiner - Team ( October 15, 1990 - October 17, 1992)
  • Theme Song "The Best Is Yet To Come" - with Scott Steiner - Team ( May 20, 1990 - October 14, 1990)
  • Theme Song "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses - with Scott Steiner - Team ( November 1, 1989 - May 19, 1990)
  • Theme Song "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer - with Scott Steiner - Team ( February 20, 1989 - October 31, 1989)

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2022, Groups, as a member of The Steiner Brothers
Titles Won

World Wrestling Federation

  • 2 WWF World Tag Team Championship (with Scott Steiner)

Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
  • 3 NWA/WCW World Television Championship
  • 1 WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 with Eddie Gilbert, 1 with Scott Steiner)
  • 8 NWA (Mid-Atlantic version)/WCW World Tag Team Championship (7 with Scott Steiner, 1 with Kenny Kaos)

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 2 IWGP Tag Team Championship (with Scott Steiner)

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

  • 2 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (1 with Terry Taylor, 1 with Scott Steiner)

Preston City Wrestling

  • 1 PCW Tag Team Championship (with Scott Steiner)

Pro Wrestling America

  • 1 PWA Tag Team Championship (with Scott Steiner)

Pure Action Championship Wrestling

  • 1 PACW Tag Team Championship (with Scott Steiner)

Southern Championship Wrestling

  • 1 SCW Championship

Universal Wrestling Federation

  • 1 UWF World Tag Team Championship (with Sting)

World League Wrestling

  • 2 WLW Heavyweight Championship

World Pro Wrestling

  • 1 WPW Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WCW Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Winner (1990 - with Scott Steiner)
  • UWE Rock 'n' Roll Express Tag Team Tournament Winner (2007 - with Scott Steiner)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2014)
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1990, 1993 - with Scott Steiner)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1991 - with Scott Steiner vs. Lex Luger & Sting; SuperBrawl)
  • 2° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Scott Steiner)
  • 10° in the PWI 500 (1991)
  • WON Tag Team of the Year (1990 - with Scott Steiner)
  • WON Match of the Year (1991 - Scott Rick Steiner vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki at WCW/New Japan Supershow)
  • WON Most Improved (1986)
  • WON Best Gimmick (1988)

Relations

Tag Teams & Stables
Managers Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase
Family

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