Scott Steiner has returned to the ring for the first time in nearly a year with defeat to a WWE Hall of Famer in Tunica, Mississippi.
After being out of the ring for ten months, Steiner returned to competition to face Jerry “The King” Lawler on September 18th.
The former WCW World Champion previously collapsed backstage at an IMPACT Wrestling taping in early 2020. Despite being rushed to hospital, Steiner wasn’t slowed down for too long, making an appearance at Talk N’ Shop-A-Mania 2 in November.
In his most recent outing, Steiner ended up getting hit by a clipboard at the hands of the referee before being pinned by Lawler who was accompanied Jimmy Hart.
Scott Steiner rose to prominence alongside his brother Rick in WCW in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. After a brief run in the WWF from 1992 to 1994, the pair returned to WCW. During this period the team also wrestled a number of acclaimed matches in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
After returning to WCW in 1996, the famous team eventually split with Scott going on to win the World Championship.
Big Poppa Pump re-joined WWE in 2002 after the collapse of WCW, but left two years later after failing to capture the World Title. Steiner has spent much of his later career appearing in IMPACT and across the independent scene.
The Steiner name recently returned to WWE with the NXT 2.0 debut of Scott’s nephew Bron Breakker.
Bronson Rechsteiner signed with WWE in February 2021 after impressing during a try-out at the tail end of the previous year. The second-generation star joined the company as part of the largest ever Performance Center Class. The group included the likes of Parker Boudreaux and Priscilla Kelly.