After their time inside the squared circle winds down, many stars from WWE’s past have signed Legends contracts with the company. While these contracts are not exclusive and allow for other outside opportunities, they often give the company the right to use a person’s name and likeness for such purposes as promotional materials, action figures, and video games.
According to a new report from PWInsider, both Scott and Rick Steiner have signed Legends deals with the company. No information was given as to when the deals were signed, but when asked if they were under contract with WWE, Mike Johnson had this to say:
“We are told that each are indeed signed to legends deals.”
After making their professional wrestling debut as a team in 1989, The Steiner Brothers became a tag team division staple in WCW before leaving the company to join WWE in 1992. They left in 1994, and after a brief stint in ECW, returned to WCW, where they wrestled together until Scott turned heel on his brother in 1998. They reunited for one of the final episodes of WCW Monday Nitro, teaming one last time to be defeated by Booker T and Diamond Dallas Page. WCW would be sold to WWE shortly thereafter.
Rick went on to work for promotions such as NJPW and TNA while Scott returned to WWE in late 2002, confronting Triple H ahead of the 2003 Royal Rumble. The two faced off in a much-maligned bout at the Royal Rumble in January of 2003, and after Steiner defeated Triple H by disqualification, they went on to have a rematch at No Way Out that also didn’t garner much praise from fans.
Steiner was released from his WWE contract in 2004 and began performing in independent promotions as well as returning to TNA.
Rick Steiner’s Son Bron Breakker Is A Two-Time WWE NXT Champion
The Steiner Brothers were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a tag team as part of the class of 2022, and they were inducted by Rick’s son Bronson, better known to NXT fans as NXT Champion Bron Breakker.
After making his in-ring television debut with the company in September of 2021, Breakker went on to win the NXT Championship for the first time by defeating Tommaso Ciampa at NXT New Year’s Evil on January 4, 2022. Though he lost the title to Dolph Ziggler the following March, he was able to regain it on the Monday Night Raw following WrestleMania 38.
Breakker is still the current NXT Champion and has most recently been embroiled in a feud with Australian star Grayson Waller.