Many people are sure that in professional wrestling everything, without exception, is not real, and the sport itself is a colorful theatrical show. Is it true or not – the question is rather controversial, but it is unlikely that anyone will object to the assertion that the bulked bodies of wrestling athletes and their excellent physical form aren’t natural, without signs of falsehood. Yes, the physique of the sportsmen is great. But there are few doubts that this physique is done with the help of special preparations. And we do not mean nasal steroid sprays or natural steroids. As you have probably guessed, we mean synthetic anabolic steroids.
Who is Scott Steiner?
It can hardly be imagined that Scott, who is known as “Big Bad Booty Daddy”, will be forgotten someday. The athlete, being one of the most talented personalities in wrestling, and having one of the strangest physiques in the world, will be present in the minds of martial art fans forever. Even in the days when the sportsman played for his college team (he studied at a University of Michigan), he demonstrated a favorite Frankensteiner jump, implying jumping and embracing the opponent’s neck with his legs. This trick is rightly seen as the most stunning technical element that has ever been presented in the ring. Over the years, the sportsman reinvented himself in this field. He was persistently improving his physique, making it more and more massive.
Some facts from the biography of Scott
Scott Steiner has been a signature support in the professional wrestling sport for more than fifteen years. When he commenced his sports career, he wrestled in some smaller clubs as a solo wrestler. Then he came to the NWA (WCW) where he joined Rick, his older brother, in a two-man team. Being part of the most powerful tag team of the 1990’s, Steiner began to gain world-wide popularity.
Being with WCW, Scott won his first singles title (the WCW TV title) in a short singles push. Having participated in contests under the WCW umbrella for several years, the Steiners left the federation to join the WWF in 1993. In the year that followed, the brothers went on assaulting every other tag team standing on their path. They succeeded in winning the WWF Tag Team titles twice and left the federation at the beginning of 1994.
After leaving the WWF in 1994, the Steiners were able to get a seat in the new federation only in July 1995 – this time they were hosted by the Extreme Championship Wrestling. Having participated in local battles for some time, the team returned to WCW in 1996. In late 1997, Scott Steiner began to “move to the Dark Side of the Force”, gradually turning into a negative character. Later, Scott took part in the battles of the New World Order; for a while he was part of the World Wrestling All-Stars, fought in independent networks and, finally, chose TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, the American wrestling federation, which in early 2017 was renamed Impact Wrestling).
In 2012, Scott Steiner left TNA. His profile was removed from the promotional website, which is commonly done with fired or departed employees. Scott left the promotion in the wake of a series of scandals. In those years, the organization was headed by Hulk Hogan and his companions. They sued Scott for his negative comments about TNA, but the case was won by Steiner.
He did not get on with WWE either. Firstly, at the insistence of Hulk Hogan, he was blacklisted at WrestleMania, and a couple of years later he broke up with WWE when he was offered a contract with the Legends.
On April 23, 2017, the famous wrestler returned to Impact Wrestling to team with Josh Mathews. Steiner had a fight at Slammiversary, wearing a shirt and looking much smaller in size compared to his usual physique, and wrestled jointly with Josh Matthews in a vain effort against Jeremy Borash and Joseph Park. After that, Scott Steiner parted with the company.
Now, in ordinary life, the athlete feels very well. He is spoken about by media, has purchased a restaurant and starred as himself in the advertising for his restaurant.
Use of steroids in wrestling
In 2015, former World Heavyweight Champion Great Kali gave an interview in which he expressed his opinion on steroids in wrestling. He said: “Yes, some wrestlers take steroids to alleviate the pain from injuries, and to perform excellently at another show, but compared to the previous years, their number has significantly decreased for obvious reasons. I will say 10-12 years ago there were many more people who used steroids than now.” As was mentioned, Scott Steiner began to compete in wrestling in the 1980s. At that time he looked bulked up, and it must be said that his muscles looked unnatural. As of January 2018, the athlete is 55 years old. And even now he has huge muscles. People who are knowledgeable in physiology understand that it is impossible to keep such a mass at this age due to the lowering of the testosterone level and natural aging (by the way, here’s an article on how to increase the level of testosterone naturally).
What steroids did Scott Steiner take?
Now the question arises: which steroids did Scott take? In 1990, it was probably Deca Durabolin, which was popular at the time, but had a very long time of excretion, so wrestlers abandoned its usage after WWE introduced anti-doping tests.
As for the 2000s and these days, many wrestlers use HGH drugs and peptides that have very short detection times. The same goes for non-estered Trenbolone and testosterone. For example, Testosterone propionate can be detected only within two weeks. Therefore, if an athlete fails the first test, he can take it anew in two weeks when he’s cleared, and get a permission to perform. In addition, most oral steroid pills are heavily abused, because they are very quickly removed from the body. They include, in particular:
- Andriol is an oral testosterone medication, which is produced in gel capsules. Esterification and dissolution in oil help this drug to be absorbed through the lymphatic system, like dietary fats.
- Oxymetholone is a powerful oral medicament obtained from dihydrotestosterone (or DHT). It can provide 10 kg weight gain to beginners. It holds water in the body, and a lot of the weight gained will be water. A sportsman may not like it, although he may feel larger and stronger under its influence. In addition, the drug improves strength.
- Oxandrolone is an oral medicament that was obtained from DHT. It has a pronounced anabolic effect and minimal estrogenic actions. Oxandrolone is famous due to its mild steroid action without severe undesirable effects.
- Methyltestosterone is another oral medication from the family of testosterone. It is the first oral steroid in the world. Further studies gained momentum and this medication was only one of the first in its class.
So, we cannot say exactly which medications Steiner took. Moreover, we cannot state conclusively that he took them at all, though it does look likely. Maybe it was HGH, Trenbolone, and/or some oral steroids.