The Steiner Brothers have been announced as the latest inductees into the 2022 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.
The most successful of tag teams must be completely in synch and possess an ability to almost read each other’s thoughts. Arguable no one can find that level of connection better than family. Enter celebrated University of Michigan alumni Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner, sibling competitors who donned on the headgear (and/or mullet) and introduced an innovative in-ring style that helped them fight their way to the top of the mountain.
The Steiner Brothers first joined forces in 1989 and grew to become the face of tag team excellence as one of sports-entertainment’s most celebrated tag teams. Together, Rick and Scott lit up NWA Mid-Atlantic and NWA/WCW where they used their impressive mix of amateur and professional wrestling to capture the WCW Tag Team Titles seven times and the United States Tag Team Titles once. Their success was not entirely limited to the Atlanta-based organization, however. During their brief time in WWE in the early ’90s, the pair quickly made history by appearing on the first episode of Monday Night Raw in 1993, battling The Headshrinkers on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania IX and winning the WWE Tag Team Championship twice. Following a short tenure with ECW in 1995, The Steiners then returned to WCW in 1996 and their impact was undeniable as they battled elite opposition like Harlem Heat and The Outsiders for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
Rick and Scott Steiner are one of the the most successful tag teams in wrestling history, capturing the Tag Team Championships in WCW 7 times and the WWF Tag Team Championships twice. The brothers would go on to establish individual success too, as both would each become WCW Television Champion. Additionally, Scott would go on to capture the top prize in WCW, the World Heavyweight Championship. The Steiner legacy will continue into the future as well, as Rick Steiner’s son Bron Breakker is one of the standout stars of NXT 2.0.
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