We’re just a few days out from the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony but the inductees keep rolling in. The next induction is definitely deserving and overdue, although a bit of a surprise, as the legend Steiner Brothers are set to be inducted as confirmed by The Ringer.
Rick and Scott Steiner were a successful team seeming right away in the NWA, where Rick had already been established and Scott came along a few years later. Within a year of teaming up, the duo already won the NWA World Tag Team Championship and was at the top of the heap during a glory era in tag team wrestling. I personally felt the Steiners were a top-tier team when they scored a pinfall victory over The Road Warriors at Starrcade 89 – not a common occurrence for any team back then.
Before long The Steiner Brothers were appearing for Japan, which would become a regular stop for the duo throughout the tag team run. In 1992, the Steiners landed in the WWF, where the company played more on the team’s collegiate background. While they only stayed for a couple of years, the Steiners captures the WWF Tag Team Championship twice before departing.
The Steiners even briefly made a stop in ECW for a few months in 1995, before ultimately returning to WCW for another lengthy run. During this time, the Steiners feuded with top teams like Harlem Heat, The Outsiders, and once again The Road Warriors. In 1998, things took a turn and this is probably where the WWE Hall of Fame will cut off when it comes to this induction at least.
In 98, the Steiners split and Scott became “Big Poppa Pump,” a character he’s run with ever since and has even got him in some hot water over the years. Scott did of course return to WWE in 2002, but we have a feeling WWE will probably want to acknowledge the tag team run.
The reason we mentioned above that this induction is surprising, is due to the fact that Scott Steiner was barred from even attending the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony just a few years ago due to threatening comments he’d made toward Hulk Hogan. He also has had a number of “choice” words for Triple H and Stephanie McMahon over the years, but apparently, all has been forgiven.
On the flip side, Rick recently attended the NXT Title victory of his son Bron Breakker, so this induction probably has ties to Bron’s rapid success in the company. We hope this induction somehow frees Bron of the terrible name he’s been given, and allow him to return to the “Rex Steiner” name he was initially set to debut with.
One of the greatest tag teams ever, the Steiner Brothers, take their rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame this Friday night in Dallas!