YMMV / Scott Steiner

  • Adam Westing: So much so that towards the end of his TNA tenure, he seemed to focus on just acting insane. It was arguably his best run post-steroids.
    • It's depressing though, when you consider how he HAD been an excellent technical wrestler when he and Rick started teaming back in 1989.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming: Back in the early 1990's, before Big Poppa Pump came to existence, Scott was reportedly offered solo pushes in both WCW and WWF. He declined each time, because Rick's job would have been on the chopping block then. When Scott got his solo push around 1998/1999-2000, Rick was still kept on. Long story short, while Scott may be wonderfully, hilariously insane, he looks out for his loved ones.
    • If rumors that his big push coming from the booking committee's fear are true, Rick might have been saved by Scott shouting "What about my brother?!"
    • When Scott almost died of a staph infection in Puerto Rico, an uncharacteristically humble Scott graciously thanked the doctors and nurses who saved his life in his first promo back and put over the health care system there.
  • Designated Hero: As Bryan Zane pointed out in his video covering Big Poppa Pumps ill fated run in the WWE, Steiner was a huge textbook example of this. Despite being presented as a face upon his debut his actual persona was more or less unchanged from his time as a heel. Meaning he came across as a crass, misogynistic, Iraq War supporting brute with few traits that separated him from the current heels. Was it any wonder fans turned on him during his feud with Triple H?
  • Draco in Leather Pants: After he started (ab)using steroids, his whole persona became a giant cheese-fest between long, rambling promos and word salad outbursts. It's pretty much the entire reason anyone puts up with him, because he no sells everything and is a pain to work with.
  • Foe Yay/Ho Yay: The Steiner Recliner looks unfortunate as it is, but the time he said he was going to put Goldberg in it and whisper in his ear "Size does matter, BITCH!" really pushes it into prison rape level creepy.
    • A similar level of creepiness was reached in a handicap match in WCW, which ended with Scott putting four cruiserweights in the Steiner Recliner at once.
  • Fountain of Memes: Thanks to his promos, tenuous grasp of physics, mathematics, or even basic sentence strucure, and general unhingedness.
    • Not to mention that he's hungry.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Funny how Scott would be in Test's position during his promo in Against All Odds 2007. enjoy
    • Steiner, Booker T, and Buff Bagwell, while under contract to WCW, guest starred on Charmed as wrestling demons. Steiner and Booker's characters were pinned down to hell by Prue and Phoebe at the end of the episode. Since WCW died, Bagwell only sparingly made TV appearances, whereas Steiner and Booker both had decent-length WWE runs, headed to TNA, and became members of a Power Stable of legends called the Main Event Mafia - during which they became tag team champions together.
    • The "Professor Scott Steiner" meme gets better when taken into account that a) his original gimmick was of a college athlete and b) his college degree is in education.
    • One of the Steiner Brothers' entrance songs (can't remember if it was WWF or WCW) had the line "They don't use drugs and they're always on top."
    • "Cowboy" Bill Watts tried to convince Scott to agree to turn heel and feud against Rick back when Watts was president of WCW, which Scott refused, thinking the idea wasn't good. Five years later...
  • Memetic Mutation: If Batista is the poster child for wrestling memes, then Steiner is a close second.
    • In all honestly, it's only because Batista operates on a larger stage that Scott gets upstaged.
    • On the WrestleCrap forums, whenever the subject of a wrestler's weight is brought up (Matt Hardy for instance), it's inevitable for a user to post a video of Steiner screaming "HE'S FAT!"
  • Narm: That voice, oh lordy that voice...
  • Rooting for the Empire: Steiner has become such an entertainingly large ham that crowds will cheer for him even when he's completely heel. At the 2011 Turning Point PPV, while tagging with Bully Ray, Steiner spent most of his time on the apron telling the pro-Steiner crowd to shut up, which only egged the crowd on more.
    Steiner: *flips off crowd* FUCK! YOU! FUCK! YOU! FUCK! YOU!
  • So Bad, It's Good: Basically all of his promos.