It’s Friday night! Bust open that WCW PARTY PAK!
This thing’s reserved exclusively for the greatest fucking party ever.
The Steiner Brothers - Legends of the Ring 11 [10/16/2010]
Still two of the greatest… even if they’re wearing Ed Hardy shirts.
The Steiner Brothers - WWF Magazine [March 1993]
Even though the Steiners only spent less than two years in the WWF, I still wish that they’d given more praise by McMahon’s company. I know that Rick Steiner now spends his time selling houses, but I would still completely mark out for the Dog Faced Gremlin and the Big Bad Booty Daddy making random guest appearances on RAW!
I mean, instead of calling in a fake Doink the Clown to take on Heath Slater on RAW in July of last year, how great would it have been if Scott Steiner had walked down to the ring with his brother Rick accompanying him, complete with his airbrushed leather jacket!?
Rick and Scott Steiner, The Steiner Brothers - Wrestling World [August 1996]
I love how the duo inadvertently recreated the poses found on there on Scott’s shirt. Great shot!
Scott Steiner Stretches Out Kevin Nash - WCW Monday Nitro 2/5/2001
Despite what the picture might lead you to believe, this match was a handicap match with Kevin Nash teaming up with WCW Heavyweight Champion’s older brother, Rick Steiner.
However to be quite honest, the two former tag-team champions were only hostile towards each other for around five minutes in this match as Rick nailed Kevin Nash in the back while Big Sexy tried to go for a pin-attempt after his trademark Jackknife Powerbowb.
World Championship Wrestling would last a little under two more months before being bought out by Vince McMahon.
Rick Steiner and Judy Bagwell - WCW Monday Nitro 11/9/1998
WWE.com has a nice list of absurd champions ever in wrestling, and they make sure to mention the duo you see above:
“Rick Steiner and Buff Bagwell won the WCW Tag Team Championship at Halloween Havoc 1998, but Bagwell betrayed Steiner during the contest, creating a vacancy for Steiner’s partner. Steiner revealed his choice – and co-holder of the titles – on Nitro several weeks later. In a defense against Buff and Rick’s brother Scott, Steiner sauntered to the ring with Buff’s own mother Judy.
With the championship snapped around her loose-fitting sweater, Judy entered the ring with Rick, ducked a punch from her son and leveled him with a slap across the face. Buff and Big Poppa Pump retreated as the elderly woman and The Dog Faced Gremlin posed in the ring. What a sight it was to behold.”
It’s a fine piece of wrestling history, except for the fact that Judy Bagwell was never “officially” the WCW tag team champion. In reality, Rick Steiner named Kenny Kaos from the team High Voltage as his partner but Judy became the fill-in for Kaos during one segment on Nitro due to Kaos selling an injury from a Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell beatdown. Rick Steiner and Kenny Kaos would remain the WCW Tag Team champions until the titles were vacated two months later after Steiner was injured.
No official match. No official listing for Judy Bagwell. Just another WCW burial by the people over at McMahon-Land (although I have nothing to say about the David Arquette’s 12 day reign as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion).
Promo of the Day:
Rick Steiner Meets Chucky From Child’s Play
WCW Monday Nitro
October 19th, 1998
Here is what X-Entertainment had to say about the promo:
Product placement and in-show advertising had happened on wrestling programs many times before, but this was something else. Why anyone would choose Rick Steiner of all people to carry a segment like this, we may never know. I personally theorize that nobody bothered to tell him that Chucky would be interrupting his interview, and I don’t ever want to find out if I’m wrong.
I can watch this promo forever.
“See that’s the difference between you and us. See, when we were world tag team champions, we actually traveled the world. Defended our belts. We went to the Tokyo Dome in front of 69,000 people. We went to Japan and won the IWGP World Tag Team Titles. We went to North Korea in front of 170,000 people 3 nights in a row and defended our titles. You jokers… never left a bingo hall. You see, I don’t have a problem with you **** calling yourself ECW city champs, ECW state champs, or ECW bingo hall champs, but one thing’s for damn certain, there was no world champion in ECW. I know it and you should know it by the pay checks you got.”