Thursday, March 8, 2012

Big Money, Big Poppa Pump and Loose Change

Scott Steiner has had an interesting career.  At the University of Michigan, wrestling at 190 pounds, he was a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier, earning All-American honors as a senior.  He then entered the world of pro wrestling.
At first, Scott formed a tag team with his brother Rick (already a wrestling vet).  The Steiner Brothers held tag titles twelve times.  At this point, Scott was amazing.  He combined strength, speed and athleticism like few others.
As the years passed, Scott wrestled in more singles matches and won three major heavyweight titles.  By this time, he had bulked up and slowed down quite a bit.  Scotty Steiner had morphed into Big Poppa Pump.
Oddly, as he got older and bigger, one of his monikers was 'The Genetic Freak'.  I think the name fit him better in his earlier career.
At a recent PCW Wrestling event, Matt and I got to meet Scott.  In a blatant attempt to kiss up to Steiner, I donned my Michigan hat.  Steiner appreciated my maize and blue fandom.
Once again I have to congratulate PCW fro a great time.  The wrestling action is solid and Steiner was another in a long line of great talent they bring in for meet-and-greet sessions.
Matt Parker, Scott Steiner and me in Midlothian, IL-December 2011.

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