The man once known as "The Dog Faced Gremlin" might have to adjust his nickname after his son signed his first NFL deal with a different kind of animal.
Bronson Rechsteiner, a fullback with Kennesaw State (Georgia) is one of 20 undrafted rookies that will be signed by the Baltimore Ravens over the next few weeks. He is the son of Rick Steiner, former WCW and WWE tag team champion, and the nephew of former WCW triple crown champion Scott Steiner.
The news drew plenty of praise from those in wrestling including Jim Ross and Eric Bischoff while Scott joked on Twitter, "141 2/3% chance this was a great pick!!!"
The 6'0", 230-pound Rechsteiner led the Owls with 909 rushing yards in 2019 and hit 35 bench press reps at the college's pro day, which would have been third best at the NFL Combine. An ESPN article mentioned that it will be hard for Rechsteiner to earn a spot on the team given they have a Pro Bowl fullback already, but that he has talked about becoming a pro wrestler in the past.
His father and uncle were standout amateur wrestlers at the University of Michigan, but never played football. Rechsteiner is one of three sons for the 59-year-old Rick who currently sells real estate.