WWE recently announced The Steiners will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame this year. During the most recent episode of the Hall Of Fame Podcast, Booker T praised the tag team. He admitted they were two of Harlem Heat’s greatest rivals.
“You’ve got to love it,” he said. “I know it had to be pulling teeth, it seemed like it took forever to make this announcement, but The Steiner Brothers got the nod. There have been all kinds of rumors online as far as Scott Steiner having a little bit of trouble and whatnot. Rick Steiner saying, ‘We’ve got to do this, we’ve got to do this right now, we ain’t got time to be messing around.’ I am just paraphrasing, none of that was said like that. But I do want to say congratulations to Rick, and Scott Steiner. Two of the Harlem Heat’s ultimate rivals back in the day, we had such a good time working with those guys, so many great matches.”
When it comes to their impact on tag team wrestling in general, Booker T believes they are of the greatest. He also hopes that the recent loss of Scott Hall provides some clarity to Scott Steiner. Booker points out that people aren’t here forever.
“Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, man those guys were two of the best as far as tag team wrestling goes. I am just happy to see those guys go in,” he stated. “Losing Scott Hall, definitely, I think gives a little bit of clarity to situations like this for someone like Scott. I would hope anyway. To know that we’re not going to be here forever, to have that one chance to say, ‘thank you,’ to the fans that were behind you the whole ride.”
Booker T then spoke about Scott Steiner in more detail. He explained that the fans always treated him as one of the best. Booker doesn’t think he got a fair shake, but his star was always bright in wrestling.
“Truly one of the best in the ring, and the fans treated Scott like he was one of the best in the ring. I would say, for instance in WCW, Scott I am sure wanted to be in that World Title picture a whole lot more. The thing is, did he get a fair shake as far as all that goes? Probably not. But a lot of guys didn’t get a fair shake as far as that goes. But as far as Scott Steiner and his stardom and his star, it shined very, very bright throughout his whole career.”
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