Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enter the champ

Zenk and Martel vs the Funks in Japan for AJPW

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Rarely seen match, featuring a young Tom Zenk carrying a very green Rob Rechsteiner - later Rick Steiner, "The Dog-Faced Gremlin"

Robert Rechsteiner was an amateur wrestling standout at the University of Michigan, placing 4th at an NCAA Championship competition. While there, he was introduced to professional wrestling by George "The Animal" Steele, and entered the business immediately out of college. He initially wrestled under the name Rob Rechsteiner before he took on the moniker Rick Steiner. He and Zenk worked together in the American Wrestling Association; Zenk followed Steiner to the Montreal promotion International Wrestling, and both later worked together in the NWA/WCW. Zenk was close friend to his brother Scotty Steiner