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  "See through all my career, I've wrestled in alotta countries..."

 Rick Steiner: HOOOO![1]

Scott Steiner: Team 3D, you guys are outta your minds, comin' to Atlanta, Georgia, where the Steiner brothers got their start, in professional wrestling! You guys are outta your minds, makin' it a table match! This night, we're gonna beat you atchoo own game! And afters all's said'n'done, you're gonna be taking some splinters outta your FAAAT ASSES, all night night, cause you got some FAAAT ASSES! Know what chance you have? You have no chance, but you had a chance, was so could run lickety-split! But you can't run, 'cause you got some FAAAT ASSES! After all's sud'n'done, we're gonna have a tailgate party for ALL MY FREAKS out there, in Atlanta, Georgia!"

Scott Steiner, AKA Big Poppa Pump, AKA The Genetic Freak, AKA Scott Rechsteiner (real name Scott Carl Rechsteiner) is a wrestler maybe best known for his distinctive chainmail coif and multicolored beard, his obscenely muscled figure and his tendency to go overboard when presented with a mic.

He works either alone or as one half of The Steiner Brothers, a tag team with his real brother, Rick. He has worked in all three major promotions during the Monday Night Wars, ending up in WWE after WCW imploded, and joining TNA in 2006. His longest continuous runs with a promotion have been his 1996-2001 stay in WCW and his 2006-2010 stay in TNA.


Tropes associated with Scott Steiner include:

  • Angrish: His native language.
  • Artistic License History: No Scott, Pearl Harbour did not bomb the Germans...
  • Badass
    • Badass Beard: It's more like a badass, multicolor goatee, but still!
  • Berserk Button: You really shouldn't use the word 'hurricanrana' around Scott Steiner.
  • Big Damn Heroes: His return to TNA on 1/26/11 had him saving Kurt Angle, Matt Morgan, and Crimson from a nine on one Immortal beatdown.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil / Expository Hairstyle Change: Scott turned his hair bleach blond when he betrayed his brother and joined the New World Order.
  • Breakup Breakout
  • The Brute
  • Catch Phrase: "BIG POPPA PUMP IS YOUR HOOKUP! HOLLA IF YOU HEAR ME!"
    • Loves to call his opponents rednecks/WHITE TRAAAASH, and/or fat, even when neither term is applicable.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
    • "Remember when Pearl Harbor bombed the Germans!"
  • Cool Shades: He even wears them indoors and at night.
  • Face Heel Revolving Door: Not that anyone can tell. Basically, the only thing that determines whether he is a heel or a face is who he's going to fight next.
  • FiveTwo Moves Of Doom: The Steiner Recliner and various (fewer as the years go on) suplexes. He originally had a more diverse moveset (not by much, however), but as his steroid abuse took more and more of a toll on his body, he's become unable to perform most of them.
    • "Not by much"?! Scott Steiner was one of THE best wrestlers of the early 90s, he popularized the Frankensteiner in America [obviously] and was a suplex machine.
      • After watching some of his earliest matches, I'll say that he was a great technical wrestler in the late 80's, but by the 90's, his steroid use was already starting to show and the variety of his suplexes was dwindling.
    • He's recently reintroduced the Frankensteiner into his arsenal. Off the top turnbuckle. It's bizarre seeing somebody that size doing a move like that...
  • Heroic RROD: If he can be called heroic. As stated above, he abuses steroids so much that he can't do any technical moves more complex than a basic belly-to-back suplex anymore and he can barely straighten his arms!
  • Hero-Killer: His heel world championship run during the dying days of WCW had him credited for putting Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, Booker T, Sid and Kevin Nash out of action.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Funny how Scott would be in Test's position during his promo in Against All Odds 2007. enjoy
  • Jerkass: There's several stories of Steiner bullying almost everybody backstage at WCW, and getting his title shot because everyone was legitimately afraid of him. Considering how many times he's been taken to court, there might be some truth to it.
  • Jerk Jock: Both in kayfabe and in Real Life. Basically, you have to show him you won't be bullied around or he'll tear you to pieces.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In his prime.
  • Logic Bomb: Okay, so he has a reputation for being more than a little unhinged in his promos. But since he comes from "a highly educated university," when he address the crowd, he has to dumb himself down.
  • Malaproper
  • Mind Screw: In one WCW promo, he managed to bring up astrological physics and quantum theories as a metaphor about how much his "freaks" lust over him. See for yourself.
  • Mondegreen: In his big debate on RAW with Christopher Nowinski (Yes. Really.), he opens by saying he's wrestled in a lot of countries. Unfortunately, it sounds garbled to the point that you'd think he said he's wrestled a lot of countries. Granted, Scott Steiner vs. Papua New Guinea would be a ratings diamond mine, but...
    • The famous "I'M HUNGRY!" promo from TNA Against All Odds 2007 has Scott telling someone how he's "doin' him an egg."
    • Telling Kevin Nash that he has no "Sympy" for him.
  • Precision F-Strike: "Gimme a fuckin' mic!"
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: There is a persistent rumor that Scott Steiner got his world title push in WCW because everyone else backstage was legitimately terrified of his angry outbursts.
  • The Unintelligible: Steiner has a tendency to do this in promos.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Has been fined and taken to court many times due to instances of 'roid rage. He basically flies off the handle for everything these days.
    • Ironically, it led to the biggest push of his career at the tail end of WCW.
  • Verbal Tic: "HUH? HUH? HUH?"
    • Now has a rap remix.
    • Also has a real habit of dropping f-bombs all over the place during a match.
  • Worked Shoot: What most of his promos invariably turn into. Don't give the man a fucking mic.
    • Same thing goes for his long recent tirades on his Twitter page, where he chews out Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Eric Bishoff and preety mutch all of TNA.
  • Wrestlers Cannot Do Math / You Fail Statistics Forever: One rather (In)famous promo by Steiner has him saying why his upcoming opponent has such a poor mathematical chance of victory. It's... a lesson in how not to apply maths to wrestling.

  "Normally if you go one-on-one with another wrestler you have a fifty-fifty chance of winning. But I'm a genetic freak, and I'm not normal. You've got a 25%, at best, of beating me. And then you add in Kurt Angle to the mix, your chances of winning drastically go down. See, the three-way, at Sacrifice, you have a 33 and 1/3 chance of winning, but I got a 66 and 2/3 chance of winning, cause Kurt Angle knows he can't beat me, and he's not even gonna try. So Samoa Joe, you take your 33 and 1/3 chance, minus my 25% chance, and you've got an 8 and 1/3 chance of winning at Sacrifice. But then you take my 75% chance of winning, if we was to go one-on-one, and then add 66 and 2/3 percent, I have 141 and 2/3 percent chance of winning at Sacrifice. You see McJoe, the numbers don't lie, and they spell disaster for you at Sacrifice.")

Notes

  1. (though it kinda sounds like a bark/groan/growl...)
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