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Ricky Steamboat

Statistics Ring name(s) The Dragon[1] Richard Blood[2] Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat[1][2] Sam Steamboat, Jr.[1][2] 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2] 235 lb (107 kg)[2] February 28, 1953 (1953-02-28)
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wrestlers of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working as a road agent. He was well-known among wrestling fans as being one of the few wrestlers who stayed a babyface throughout his lengthy career. He is best known for his work with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). In the WWF/E, Steamboat was a one time Intercontinental Champion[3][4] and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. In the NWA and WCW, he was a one time NWA World Heavyweight Champion,[4][5] a four time United States Heavyweight Champion,[4][6] a four time World Television Champion,[4][7][8] a twelve time World Tag Team Champion (eight time under the WCW banner,[4][9][10] one time (though unofficial) under the NWA banner,[11] and three time under the Mid-Atlantic banner[4][12]) and a two time Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion[4][13].

Billed height Billed weight Born

Professional wrestling career
Early career (1976–1977)
Blood debuted in 1976 as a babyface in the American Wrestling Association (AWA). He took the name Sam Steamboat, Jr. from older Hawaiian wrestler Sam Steamboat, to whom he is not actually related,[2] and he also wrestled for a time under his real given name before settling on the name Ricky Steamboat (or, alternatively, Rick Steamboat), by which he would be known for the remainder of his career. He went from the AWA to Championship Wrestling from Florida and from there to Georgia Championship Wrestling.[2]

West Point, New York Resides Billed from Trained by Debut Retired Charlotte, North Carolina[2] Honolulu, Hawaii[2] Charlotte, North Carolina[2] Verne Gagne[2] The Iron Sheik[2] April 23, 1976[2] April 26, 2009

Richard Henry Blood (born February 28, 1953),[1][2] better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American professional wrestler who became one of the most well-known professional

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ripping Flair’s expensive suit to shreds; when longtime tag team partner Paul Jones turned heel on Steamboat at the end of a two-ring battle royal; Steamboat and Youngblood painting yellow streaks down the backs of Paul Jones and Baron Von Raschke in order to embarrass them into defending the World Tag Team titles against the two; Steamboat and Youngblood’s top drawing feud with Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle; Steamboat and Youngblood being turned on by their friends Jack and Jerry Brisco; Steamboat in a shocking (and surprisingly emotional) feud against former mentor Wahoo McDaniel; and his last great series in the territory, feuding with Tully Blanchard over the NWA TV title. After having creative differences with JCP booker Dusty Rhodes, Steamboat, who had been the top face of the Crockett-owned promotion, along with Flair, for nearly a decade left NWA.

National Wresting Alliance / Jim Crockett Promotions (1977–1985)
In 1977, Blood, now renaming himself to Ricky Steamboat, entered the National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) (which ran under the concurrent brand names "Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling" and "Wide World Wrestling" (later "World Wide Wrestling"), as well as airing syndicated TV programs under those respective names), where he would remain for the next eight years of his career. Steamboat, who had been brought in as part of a talent exchange (a trade that sent Steamboat to Mid-Atlantic and One Man Gang to Georgia) by JCP booker George Scott on the recommendation of Wahoo McDaniel, was initially billed as a babyface protege of Wahoo, and barely spoke above whispers in interviews. Matching him with his brash young counterpart, Ric Flair, was a natural fit. Steamboat stepped up to the plate during an interview on the syndicated Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling when Flair, the then-Mid-Atlantic television champion, began goading the youngster. Steamboat knocked Flair out with a backhand chop to set up a match between the two. Steamboat’s star making performance came when he pinned Flair after a double thrust off the top rope to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship at WRAL studios in Raleigh, North Carolina.[7] Over the next eight years in JCP, Steamboat captured the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship three times[6] and the NWA World Tag Team Championship six times (once with Paul Jones and five times with Jay Youngblood).[9] He also held the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship singles crown twice[13] and wore the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship straps four times (three times with Paul Jones, once with Jay Youngblood).[12] He also won the NWA World Television Championship title a second time (which by that point had changed to the NWA World Television title).[7] Fans in the Mid-Atlantic territory to this day talk about classic Steamboat moments: The day Flair dragged his face around the television studio, causing facial scarring, and Steamboat retaliating the following week by

World Wrestling Federation (1985–1988)
Birth of "The Dragon" (1985–1986)

Ricky as "The Dragon" In 1985, Steamboat was offered a contract by Vince McMahon and he joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Shortly after his debut, Steamboat was given the gimmick of a babyface nicknamed "The Dragon"; Steamboat’s jacket-and-trunks attire was replaced by a keikogi and long tights. His father was white, and Steamboat’s mother is Japanese American, hence his Asian features which were crucial for his "Dragon" gimmick. Steamboat kept the nickname and gimmick for the remainder of his career. He made his pay-per-view debut at the inaugural WrestleMania where he defeated Matt Borne.[14] On the September 14, 1985

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edition of Championship Wrestling, Steamboat defeated Mr. Fuji but after his victory, he was attacked by Don "The Magnificient" Muraco pitting Steamboat in a feud against fellow Hawaiians Muraco and Fuji.[15] On the November 2 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, he defeated Fuji in a Kung Fu Challenge.[16] On the January 4, 1986 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, his intense feud with Muraco ended after he and Junkyard Dog beat Muraco and Fuji in a tag team match.[17] After a victory over Hercules at WrestleMania 2,[18] Steamboat began his next feud with Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Their feud began when Roberts attacked him before their match on the May 3 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, which did not occur due to Roberts assaulting Steamboat.[19][20] They battled each other in a Snake Pit match at The Big Event, which Steamboat won.[21] Their feud finally ended on the October 4 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, when Steamboat defeated Roberts in their Snake Pit rematch.[22] Following the match, Roberts continued to attack Steamboat and was about to place his snake Damien on him, but Steamboat took his komodo dragon out of his bag and scared Roberts from the ring.[23]

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WWF owner Vince McMahon for some time off to be with his wife Bonnie, who was expecting the birth of their first son, Richard, Jr. This did not sit well with WWF management as he had been molded to become a long-term Intercontinental Champion. The decision was made by WWF management to punish Steamboat by stripping him of the title. After a successful title defense against Hercules on the May 2 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, he dropped the belt to The Honky Tonk Man on the June 13 edition of Superstars[29]; his son was born later that month. Ricky came back in time for the firstever Survivor Series in November 1987.[30] WWF Management was still bitter over his impromptu sabbatical from his first WWF run, however, and he was not pushed or given any meaningful feuds (Steamboat himself has implied in interviews that he was being punished for ’one-upping’ the Hogan-Andre main event at WrestleMania III). After defeating Rick Rude by disqualification at the firstever Royal Rumble,[31] Steamboat lost to Greg "The Hammer" Valentine in the first round of a tournament for the vacant WWF Championship at WrestleMania IV in March 1988.[32] Shortly thereafter, he announced his retirement.

Intercontinental Champion and departure (1987–1988)
On the November 22, 1986 edition of Superstars, Steamboat got a shot at the Intercontinental Championship against Randy Savage. Steamboat lost the match by count-out but after the match, Savage continued to assault him and injured Steamboat’s larynx with the ring bell, beginning an angle between the two.[24] On the January 3, 1987 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, Steamboat returned from his injury and prevented Savage from attacking George Steele like he had done to Steamboat two months prior.[25] At WrestleMania III, Steamboat was booked to defeat Savage for the WWF Intercontinental Championship.[26][27][28] The highly influential match was considered an instant classic by both fans and critics and was named 1987’s Match of the Year by both Pro Wrestling Illustrated and the Wrestling Observer. Several weeks after winning the Intercontinental Championship, Steamboat asked

Return to the NWA / World Championship Wrestling (1989)
Steamboat made his comeback to wrestling in January 1989 and returned to the NWA (specifically, NWA affiliate World Championship Wrestling) on the January 21, 1989 edition of World Championship Wrestling (it would later become the name of the promotion) as a surprise tag team partner of "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert against NWA World Champion Ric Flair and Barry Windham in a tag team match that saw Steamboat pin Flair.[33] This earned him a shot at the title at Chi-Town Rumble where Steamboat was booked to defeat Flair in the main event for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.[5][34] He was also the last NWA World Champion to defend the belt in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) in a match against Tiger Mask II.[1] After Steamboat retained the NWA title against Flair in a controversial ending on the April 2 edition of Clash of the Champions,[35] Flair and Steamboat would then face each other in their final rematch, until 1994, at the first-ever WrestleWar in

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May,[35] where Steamboat dropped the title back to Flair.[36] All three of Steamboat’s matches with Flair were given 5-star ratings from Wrestling Observer Newsletter member Dave Meltzer. After losing the title and with Flair now turned into a babyface after being attacked by Terry Funk, Steamboat would remain the #1 contender to the NWA World Title, a fact that irked fellow babyface U.S. Champion Lex Luger. This dispute culminated in Luger attacking Steamboat on the June 14 edition of Clash of the Champions, thus turning heel. Luger stood over the fallen Steamboat and arrogantly said, "There’s your #1 contender!"[37] Steamboat then demanded a no disqualification match against Luger at The Great American Bash for the title, but just before the bell Luger demanded the clause be dropped or there would not be a match.[38] Steamboat lost the match by disqualification after hitting Luger with a chair.[38] However, due to a contract dispute, this would be Steamboat’s last match of note in WCW in 1989.[2]

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Return to WCW (1991–1994)
World Tag Team Champion (1991)
On the November 19 edition of Clash of the Champions, Steamboat returned to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as the surprise tag team partner of Dustin Rhodes, substituting for an injured Barry Windham. Steamboat and Rhodes defeated the Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) to win the World Tag Team Championship, Steamboat’s first World Tag Team Title under the WCW banner.[10][39] They lost the titles to Arn Anderson and his new partner Bobby Eaton at a live event in January 1992.[40] Steamboat began feuding with the Dangerous Alliance at this point, facing them in a critically acclaimed WarGames match at WrestleWar, which received a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer. He unsuccessfully challenged Dangerous Alliance member and United States Heavyweight Champion Rick Rude for the title at SuperBrawl II.[41] Their rivalry culminated in an Iron Man Challenge at Beach Blast, which Steamboat won.[42]

Return to the WWF (1991)
After losing the NWA title, Ricky again ventured into semi-retirement in late 1989. In 1991, Steamboat, now billed simply as The Dragon, began making a return to the WWF he was soon promoted with a series of vignettes on various editions of Superstars which saw The Dragon was breathing fire. Despite his previous success in the WWF as a one time Intercontinental Champion, Steamboat was treated as a brand-new wrestler. Steamboat made his WWF in-ring redebut on the March 30 edition of Superstars, defeating The Brooklyn Brawler with his signature diving crossbody. On subsequent episodes of Superstars and Wrestling Challenge, Steamboat would go on to win numerous squash matches. He would also be victorious on televised Madison Square Garden events, defeating the likes of Haku, Demolition Smash, Paul Roma, Col. Mustafa, Pat Tanaka, and The Warlord. The Dragon was undefeated on television during his 1991 run and lost only one match at all, a house show bout against Skinner. The day after his dark match loss, Steamboat gave his notice to WWF management and then quit the company shortly thereafter.

World Television Champion (1992–1993)
On the September 2, 1992 edition of Clash of the Champions, Steamboat defeated "Stunning" Steve Austin to win his first Television Championship under the WCW banner.[8][43] He lost the title to Scott Steiner at a television taping on September 29.[44] He however, won both his first NWA World Tag Team Championship (unrecognized by NWA) and his second WCW World Tag Team Title with Shane Douglas (NWA and WCW titles were unified) on the November 18 edition of Clash of the Champions by defeating Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes.[10][45] On the March 27, 1993 edition of Power Hour, they lost the NWA and WCW titles to the Hollywood Blonds (Brian Pillman and Steve Austin).[46] On the August 18 edition of Clash of the Champions, he defeated Paul Orndorff to win his second and final WCW World Television Championship.[8][47] A month later, at Fall Brawl, Steamboat’s TV title reign was ended when he lost to Lord Steven Regal.[48] At Starrcade, the two faced in a rematch for the title which resulted in a time-limit draw.[49]

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United States Champion and departure (1994)
Heading into 1994, Steamboat engaged in one last feud over the World Heavyweight Championship with longtime rival Ric Flair, which culminated in a match at Spring Stampede where the title was briefly held up due to both men’s shoulders being pinned at the same time.[50] On the April 24 edition of Saturday Night, Flair defeated Steamboat to reclaim possession of the title.[51] Their final singles match was on Main Event in July which ended on a disqualification when Steve Austin interfered. Steamboat and Flair’s last encounter was in a tag team match on the July 31 edition of Saturday Night where Steamboat teamed with Sting against Ric Flair and Steve Austin.[52] He then feuded with US Champion "Stunning" Steve Austin at the moment and earned a US title shot at Bash at the Beach but lost.[53] On the August 28 edition of Clash of the Champions, he got a rematch against Austin where Steamboat hurt his back,[54] but managed to pin Austin for the United States Heavyweight Championship.[54][55] However, he had to give up the belt due to the injury at Fall Brawl.[54][56] Steamboat was fired by WCW President Eric Bischoff via Federal Express package (while injured), thus ending a nearly two decade relationship with the Crockett/Turner wrestling organization. Following his departure, Steamboat permanently retired in September 1994.[2]

Steamboat mentored CM Punk in Ring of Honor wrestling.[60] The two of them had many confrontations and managed teams to face one another, but never had a match against each other.[61] Steamboat’s last ROH appearance was at Final Battle 2004 where he and Foley finally made peace.[62]

Return to WWE (2005–present)
In early 2005, Steamboat returned to World Wrestling Entertainment as a road agent and was introduced as a WWE Legend at WWE Homecoming in October 2005.[63] In early 2006, Ricky Steamboat told WWE management that he would like to come out of retirement at WrestleMania 22 and work a match with Ric Flair, but the idea was nixed.[2] Ricky Steamboat has been the special referee in main event matches between John Cena, Triple H, and/or Edge at WWE house shows.[2] In 2006 at the Raw SummerSlam Tour in Sydney Australia, he was a referee for a match between Cena and Edge for the WWE Championship.[2] He also refereed another title match in July 2007 between John Cena and Randy Orton in Anaheim, California.[2] On April 1, 2007, he made an appearance at WrestleMania 23 while various other legends were having a small dance party in the background.[64] He also briefly appeared at the Vengeance: Night of Champions payper-view, being recognized as a former Intercontinental Champion.[65] He had another appearance on WWE television at Ric Flair’s

Retirement
Steamboat played an important role in the genesis of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he was the referee of the first Gauntlet for the Gold for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.[57] He was also the referee for the four-way double-elimination match to crown the first holder of the TNA X Division Championship.[2] He has also made appearances for Ring of Honor where he refereed the first defense of the ROH Pure Wrestling Championship.[58] In 2004, he engaged in a series of confrontations with CM Punk over Punk’s arrogance in matches Steamboat refereed and then became CM Punk’s inspiration to become the better person Steamboat knew he could be.[59] The latter part of 2004 saw Steamboat feud with Mick Foley over which style of wrestling was superior, pure wrestling or hardcore

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farewell on the March 31, 2008 edition of Raw.[66]

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Steamboat accepted. At Backlash, Steamboat lost after submitting to the Walls of Jericho.

Hall of Fame and feud with Chris Jericho

Personal life
His son Richie, who competes under the ring name Ricky Steamboat, Jr., made his pro wrestling debut in 2008. He trained a short while with George South, but was soon relocated for more advanced training with Harley Race.

In wrestling
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
[2] [1]

Steamboat performing his signature diving crossbody onto Chris Jericho at Backlash He appeared on the February 23 edition of Monday Night Raw, after being named one of the members of 2009 WWE Hall of Fame class. However, Steamboat was attacked by Chris Jericho, who entered in a feud with the Hall of Famers.[67] On March 16, 2009 Raw, he united with fellow Hall of Famers, Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, and Jimmy Snuka and attacked Jericho.[68] In his first match in nearly 15 years, Steamboat returned to the ring alongside Piper and Snuka to take on Jericho at WrestleMania XXV on April 5, 2009. While both Snuka and Piper were swiftly eliminated, Steamboat held his own against Jericho, performing his legendary diving crossbody and even a plancha, although Jericho would eventually go onto win the match. On the April 6 episode of Raw, Steamboat competed in a 10-man tag team match with John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy and CM Punk defeating Kane, Edge, Big Show, Matt Hardy and his WrestleMania XXV opponent, Chris Jericho. Steamboat’s in-ring performance was so exceptional that the crowd began chanting "You’ve still got it!". Following the match, Cena, Hardy, Mysterio and Punk left the ring and enabled Steamboat to take one final bow to the crowd. On April 20 episode of Raw, Steamboat made a surprise appearance to thank Jericho. Jericho said Steamboat came only because he could not leave the spotlight, then challenged Steamboat to a match at Backlash, which

Arm drag[2] Body slam Diving overhead chop[2] Double judo chop Knife–edged chop[2] Neckbreaker slam Scoop slam[2] Skin the cat Small package Spinning heel kick[2] "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project "Dragon Attack" by Queen "One" by Creed (Used during live WWE Raw tours in Sydney, Australia in 2006 and Puerto Rico in 2007)

Championships and accomplishments

Steamboat at the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony • • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 time)1[6]

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• • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[13] • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Paul Jones (3) and Jay Youngblood (1)[12] • NWA Television Championship (2 times)[7] • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[6] • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 time)[6] • NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)2[5] • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (6 times) – with Paul Jones (1) and Jay Youngblood (5)[9] • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[6] • WCW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Dustin Rhodes (1) and Shane Douglas (1)[10] • WCW World Television Championship (2 times)[8] • • PWI Match of the Year (1987) vs. "Macho
Man" Randy Savage at WrestleMania III

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• Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
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this time, the title was almost exclusively dein Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling.

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However, on occasion, the title was defended in other promotions through arrangements made with Mid-Atlantic.
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Mid-Atlantic Championship wrestling from Jim Crockett and renames it World Championship Wrestling.

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• PWI Match of the Year (1989) vs. Ric
Flair at WrestleWar

• PWI Rookie of the Year (1977) • PWI Stanley Weston Award (1995) • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1978) with
Paul Jones

• PWI ranked him # of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1991 • PWI ranked him # of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Jay Youngblood in 2003[69] • • Class of 2002 • • WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)[3] • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009) • • Five Star Match (1989) vs. Ric Flair: ChiTown Rumble

• Five Star Match (1989) vs. Ric Flair:
2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match, Clash Of The Champions VI

• Five Star Match (1989) vs. Ric Flair:
WrestleWar

• Tag Team of the Year (1983) with Jay
Youngblood

• Match of the Year (1987) vs. Randy
Savage at WrestleMania III

• Match of the Year (1989) vs. Ric Flair at
WrestleWar

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cawthon777/86.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned George Steele at around 8:30 after hitting him with the timekeeper’s bell; during the bout, Ricky Steamboat came ringside as a surprise of Steele’s; moments later, Steele carried Elizabeth backstage and Steamboat was then escorted from ringside by referees and security, with Steele returning to the ring shortly thereafter; after the bout, Steamboat returned to the ring to make the save as Savage prepared to come off the top with the ring bell onto Steele’s throat" [26] "WrestleMania III official results". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ wrestlemania/history/wm3/results/. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [27] "Top 22 Matches In WrestleMania History - "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship WrestleMania III". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ wrestlemania/history/top21. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [28] "Ricky Steamboat’s first Intercontinental Championship reign". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/ intercontinental/322408. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [29] "WWF Show Results 1987". Angelfire. June 2, 1987. http://www.angelfire.com/ wrestling/cawthon777/87.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "The Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned WWF IC Champion Ricky Steamboat to win the title at 3:53 by reversing an inside cradle and grabbing onto the bottom rope for leverage" [30] "Survivor Series 1987 official results". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ survivorseries/history/1987/results/. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [31] "Royal Rumble 1988 official results". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ royalrumble/history/1988114/results/. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [32] "WrestleMania IV official results". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/ wrestlemania/history/wm4/results/. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [33] "WCW Show Results 1989". Angelfire. January 1989. http://www.angelfire.com/

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wrestling/cawthon777/wcw89.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "Ricky Steamboat (mystery partner) & Eddie Gilbert defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham (w/ JJ Dillon) at 15:14 when Steamboat pinned Flair with a gorilla press slam and crossbody off the top" [34] "Chi-Town Rumble results". Angelfire. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/miscppv.html#chi. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [35] ^ "Clash of the Champions #6 (04.89)". The Powerdriver Review. 2008-01-26. http://wcwrules4lyf.wordpress.com/wcw/ 2008/01/26/clash-of-thechampions-6-0489/. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "NWA World Champion Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair - 2/3 Falls. Flair heads up top and gets slammed down this time to set up another doublechicken wing! Steamboat can’t hold him up though and collapses, so Tommy Young counts Flair’s shoulders down for 1-2-3. (55:30). Steamboat - 2. Flair - 1. Flair had his foot under the bottom rope, but Tommy Young missed that part. The controversial finish leads to the second and final rematch for Flair at WrestleWar." [36] "WrestleWar 1989: Music City Showdown". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/w-war.html#89. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [37] "WCW Show Results 1989". Angelfire. June 14, 1989. http://www.angelfire.com/ wrestling/cawthon777/89.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk via disqualification at 12:52 when Funk took the ringside mic and repeatedly hit Steamboat with it; after the bout, NWA US Champion Lex Luger ran out with a steel chair, clearing Funk from the ring; moments later, Luger grabbed a mic and defended accusations he had recently been too arrogant; he then helped Steamboat to his feet, hit a clothesline, hit Steamboat with the chair, and then put Steamboat in the Torture Rack to a massive face pop; Luger then grabbed the mic again and said "There lays your number one contender," referring to Steamboat"

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[38] ^ "Great American Bash 1989". The Powerdriver Review. 2008-01-26. http://wcwrules4lyf.wordpress.com/2008/ 01/26/great-american-bash-1989/. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger vs. Ricky Steamboat. It’s been scheduled to be a no-DQ match, but Luger protests because he’s the champ and doesn’t want a no-DQ match with Steamboat, but he’ll wrestle if the no-DQ clause is dropped. Now Steamboat has the chair! Tommy Young tries to stop him, but Steamboat shoves him aside as well and BEATS Luger with the chair to give Luger the DQ win! (10:27)" [39] "Clash of the Champions XVII results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/clash.html#XVII. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [40] "WCW Show Results 1992". Angelfire. January 16, 1992. http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling/ cawthon777/wcw92.htm. Retrieved on 2008-11-02. "Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match to win the titles" [41] "SuperBrawl II results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/s-brawl.html#II. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [42] "Beach Blast 1992 results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/ miscppv.html#blast92. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [43] "Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/clash.html#XX. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [44] "WCW Show Results 1992". Angelfire. September 29, 1992. http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling/ cawthon777/wcw92.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "Scott Steiner pinned WCW TV Champion Ricky Steamboat to win the title with an inside cradle" [45] "Clash of the Champions XXI results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments.

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http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/clash2.html#XXI. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [46] "WCW Show Results 1993". Angelfire. March 27, 1993. http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling/ cawthon777/wcw93.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas to win the titles at around 19:20 when Pillman pinned Steamboat after Austin hit Steamboat in the back of the head with one of the title belts; the match was shown several weeks after the announcement of the title change, thus the commentary of Eric Bischoff & Larry Zbyzsko surrounded the fact the challengers would be winning the titles" [47] "Clash of the Champions XXIV results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/clash2.html#XXIV. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [48] "Fall Brawl 1993: WarGames results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/fall.html#93. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [49] "Starrcade 1993 results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/starrcad.html#93. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [50] "Spring Stampede 1994 results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/stampede.html#94. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [51] "WCW Show Results 1994". Angelfire. April 24, 1994. http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling/ cawthon777/wcw94.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "Ric Flair pinned Ricky Steamboat; due to pre-match stipulations, Flair won the held up WCW World Title" [52] "WCW Show Results 1994". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. July 19, 1994. http://www.angelfire.com/ wrestling/cawthon777/94.htm. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. "Ric Flair (w/ Sherri Martel) & WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Sting & Ricky Steamboat at around the 27-minute mark when

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Austin pinned Steamboat by grabbing the tights for leverage" [53] "Bash at the Beach 1994 results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/beach.html#94. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [54] ^ "Ricky Steamboat’s fourth United States Championship reign". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/ unitedstates/304454111221. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [55] "Clash of the Champions XXVIII results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/clash2.html#XXVIII. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [56] "Fall Brawl 1994 results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/ supercards/usa/wcw/fall.html#94. Retrieved on 2008-06-07. [57] "NWA:TNA PPV results - June 19, 2002". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/tna/020619a.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [58] "Scramble Cage II results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/roh/040313.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [59] "Do Or Die 3 results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/roh/040717.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [60] "ROH Gold results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/roh/041015.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [61] "Joe vs Punk II results". Online World of Wrestling.

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http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/roh/041016.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [62] "Final Battle 2004 results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/roh/041226.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [63] "RAW results - October 3, 2005". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/raw/051003.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [64] "WrestleMania 23 results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/wweppv/wrestlemania23.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [65] "Vengeance: Night of Champions results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/wweppv/vengeance07.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [66] "RAW results - March 31, 2008". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/ results/raw/080331.html. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. [67] http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/archive/ 02232009/ [68] http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/archive/ 03162009/ [69] "Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Top 100 Tag Teams of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. http://www.100megsfree4.com/ wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi100tg.htm. Retrieved on 2009-03-24.

External links
• Ricky Blood at the Internet Movie Database • Official website of Steamboat family

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