Why even bother? If they want some big stiff with ten gallons of roids flowing through his veins and questionable mic skills, go to any regional bodybuilding competition and pick up one of the guys there! You know what pisses me off about this situation?! You have a huge number of young guys stuck in the indies who (with a little effort on the part of the bookers and writers)could be bigger (figuratively) than Steiner EVER was, but they don't want to expend the effort. The lazy bastards (McMahon included) just want to coast along because there's little to no actual competition anymore. Just makes you wanna find McMahon and stomp the liver spots off his fifty-something ass until he agrees to push some new, non performance-enhanced stars... Not that I'm advocating violence against anyone of course...
A friend in need is a friend indeed, but a friend with weed is MUCH better!
East Coast Avenger the McMahon's intent was to seperate WCW from WWF programming, using the WCW for the younger talent, minor league to the WWF. The problem was TNN and UPN thought WCW was crap and refused to air it. So we got stuck with "EXcess" as well as a Invasion Angle.
Before you got knocking at Stiener for Roids, you should also look at HHH these days.
You have a huge number of young guys stuck in the indies who (with a little effort on the part of the bookers and writers)could be bigger (figuratively) than Steiner EVER was, but they don't want to expend the effort.
Oh come on... You couldn't get even a little excited for a match with Kurt Angle? Suplexes and power vs. suplexes and power.
Those two were so similar in their primes it's scary - and even today Scotty can still go with the right opponents.
Without a doubt the WWF should Steiner. He's a recognised name, he's got a marketable look, he's a genuine heel, and he is still capable of having watchable matches. He would have to be 100% healthy to be of any use though, which is what the WWF appears to be waiting for...
I make no comment on the steroid issue because I do not hang out in the locker rooms and have no solid evidence that ANYONE is on steroids... that being said, Scott Steiners arms scare me. Hell, just the veins in his biceps ALONE are enough to scare me...
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"Wanna see how far I can go. Test my patience, see what I know. Just not happy with nothing to do. Getting bold when there's more than two." - Cro-mags.
Okay, now I'm happy. I've been real high on Steiner during WCW's last days (hell, him and Jarrett were about the only two people I gave a damn about). He was pretty much WCW's last champion as a company (they were already sold when he jobbed to Booker in a very classy move). I think he could be very marketable, and would be perfect to silence those who doubt that Hall, Nash, and Hogan could pose a threat to the WWF.
Hall, Nash, Hogan, and Steiner would be a threat to just about anything they wanted to be.
No matter how bad things may get, just imagine what would happen if Vince Russo was booking again, and you will feel better.
One of his nicknames was "Silverback", so that's where the "back" part comes from ("Ry" comes from Ryan, obv.). Now, if "Ryback" is going to have any real meaning, I don't know, but that's where it comes from.