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The Steiner Brothers
Tag team
Members Rick Hunter
Scott Hunter
Heights Rick:
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Scott:
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Combined
weight
533 lb (242 kg)
Hometown Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Debut 1989
Promotions

XCW
NWA
NJPW
WCW
IWF
TNA

The Hunter Brothers are the professional wrestling tag team of American brothers Rick Hunter and Scott Hunter. The team debuted in 1989, and competed in promotions such as Xtreme Championship Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and the International Wrestling Federation, winning in the process ten world tag team championships, before disbanding in 1998. The brothers began teaming together on the independent circuit in the early 2000s, and in May 2007, they were reunited in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

They are one of only two tag teams to win the IWF World Tag Team Championship, the WCW World Tag Team Championship and the IWGP Tag Team Championship in professional wrestling history (the other being the Dudley Boyz/Team 3D) and the only team to achieve that before WCW was purchased by the WWF.

Career[]

National Wrestling Alliance / World Championship Wrestling (1988–1992)[]

International Wrestling Federation (1992–1994)[]

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995)[]

World Championship Wrestling (1996–1998)[]

Separation and beyond (1997–1998)[]

Reunion (2006–2008)[]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2007–2008)[]

In wrestling[]

  • Double-team finishing moves
    • Hunterizer (Scott lifts the opponent up followed by Rick hitting an aided diving bulldog)
    • Hunter DDT (Rick lifts the opponent up followed by Scott hitting a aided elevated DDT)
    • Hunter Device (Rick holds the opponent in an electric chair position while Scott hits diving clothesline to the opponent)
  • Double-team signature moves
    • Hunter-Line / German suplex combination
  • Scott's finishing moves
    • Frankensteiner – 1980s–1990s; used rarely as a regular move thereafter
    • Hunter Recliner (Standing camel clutch)
    • SSD – Steiner Screwdriver (Vertical suplez piledriver)
    • Twisting double underhook powerbomb – mid-late 1990s
  • Rick's finishing moves
    • Diving bulldog
    • Hunter Driver (Death Valley driver)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (NWA / WCW) – 1989
    • "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses (NWA / WCW / ECW) – 1989–1990, 1995
    • "The Best Is Yet To Come" (NWA / WCW) – 1990
    • "Swamp Dog" (NWA / WCW) – 1990–1992
    • "Star Spangled Banner" (WCW) – Starrcade '90
    • "The Way Of The Wizard" (NJPW) – 1991–1997
    • "The Victors (University of Michigan Fight Song)" (WWF) – 1992–1994
    • "Steinerized" by D.Conort, M.seitz, J.Papa (WCW) – 1996–1998

Championships and accomplishments[]

  • Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling
    • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 time)
    • NWA (Mid-Atlantic version)/WCW World Tag Team Championship (7 times)
    • NWA World Television Championship (1 time) – Rick
    • WCW World Television Championship (3 times) – Rick (1) and Scott (2)
    • Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament (1990)
  • Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (1 time)1
  • Pro Wrestling America
    • PWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Match of the Year (1991) –
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1990, 1993)
    • PWI ranked them #2 of the best 100 tag teams of the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • United Wrestling Federation
    • UWF Rock 'n' Roll Express Championship (1 time, current)
  • World Wrestling Federation
    • WWF Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • 5 Star Match (1991) with Sting and Brian Pillman vs. Ric Flair, Larry Zbyszko, Barry Windham and Jusice (February 24, WarGames match, WrestleWar)
    • Match of the Year (1991) vs. Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki, WCW/New Japan Supershow, Tokyo, March 21
    • Tag Team of the Year (1990)

1While this Mid-Atlantic promotion is an NWA affiliated promotion, operates out of the same region as the first Mid-Atlantic promotion, and has revived some of the championships it used, it isn't the same promotion. The original Mid-Atlantic promotion was once owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. and was sold outright to Ted Turner in November 1988. The promotion was then renamed World Championship Wrestling.

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