If you’re a fan of professional wrestling and pro football, then you’ll love this cool nugget of sports information.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed undrafted free agent Bronson Rechsteiner, the son of longtime, semi-retired pro wrestling star Rick Steiner, who wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), WWE, and Impact Wrestling, among other wrestling outfits, Impact Wrestling today announced on Twitter.
Additionally, Rechsteiner’s uncle is Scott Steiner (Big Poppa Pump), who made up one half of the multi-time world tag team championship team, the Steiner Brothers.
Rechsteiner was a solid rusher at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. The 6-foot, 230-pound fullback ran for a team-leading 909 yards, good for an 8.1 yards per attempt.
Rechsteiner helped the Owls capture two Big South Conference championships, make three straight appearances in the (FCS) Playoffs, and capture four FCS Playoff victories.
Rechsteiner’s performance impressed scouts and NFL officials alike at the NFL Pro Day on the campus of Kennesaw State, with 35 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and 6.95 seconds in the three-cone drill. His outstanding effort on the bench press would have ranked No. 3 among all players at the NFL combine and No. 1 among running backs, besting every player at his position by six reps.
While it will be tough for Rechsteiner to make the Ravens’ squad, with pro bowl fullback Patrick Ricard entrenched at the position, it’s a nice story coming after the NFL draft.
And who knows? Perhaps Rechsteiner will successfully transition into the pro wrestling ranks one day, just like Edward “Wahoo” McDaniel, Roman Reigns, Bill Goldberg, and Baron “King” Corbin did.
— Jerry Del Priore