[Ricky Steamboat Gallery]
||Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
||February 28, 1953
||Married to Bonnie
|Height & Weight:
||5'10" - 235 lbs
||1976 (Mid Atlantic region)
||Dick Blood (AWA)
Sam Steamboat Jr
Leaping Judo Chop
Knife Edge Chop
Second City Saints
NWA United States title (October 22, 1977);
PWI Rookie of the Year (1977);
NWA Tag Team titles w/Paul Jones defeating Masked Superstar & Ken Patera (April 23, 1978);
PWI Tag Team of the Year w/Paul Jones (1978);
NWA United States title (December 18, 1978);
NWA Tag Team titles w/Jay Youngblood defeating Baron von Raschke & Paul Jones (October 22, 1979);
NWA Tag Team titles w/Jay Youngblood defeating Ray Stevens & Greg Valentine (May 10, 1980);
NWA Tag Team titles w/Jay Youngblood defeating Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle (March 12, 1983);
NWA Tag Team titles w/Jay Youngblood defeating The Brisco Brothers (October 3, 1983);
NWA Tag Team titles w/Jay Youngblood defeating The Brisco Brothers (November 24, 1983 - Starcade);
NWA United States title defeating Dick Slater (April 21, 1984);
WWF Intercontinental title defeating Randy "Macho Man" Savage (March 29, 1987 - Wrestlemania III);
PWI Match of the Year vs Randy Savage (1987);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Ric Flair (February 20, 1989);
PWI Match of the Year vs Ric Flair (1989);
NWA/WCW Tag Team titles w/Dustin Rhodes defeating Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko (November 19, 1991 - CotC);
NWA/WCW Television title defeating Steve Austin (September 2, 1992 - Clash of the Champions);
NWA/WCW Tag Team titles w/Shane Douglas defeating Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes (November 18, 1992 - CotC);
WCW Television title defeating Paul Orndorff (August 18, 1993);
WCW United States title defeating Steve Austin (August 24, 1994 - Clash of the Champions);
PWI Editors Award (1995);
Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Inductee (1996);
1976: Richard Blood began his career in the NWA: Mid Atlantic territory out of North Carolina..
Richard Blood was originally billed as "Sam Steamboat Jr." due to his resemblence to wrestler Sam Steamboat..
Richard Blood is legitimately part-Japanese, but they were saying that he was from Honolulu, Hawaii..
June 25, 1977: Ricky Steamboat scored an upset win over Rookie Of The Year and Mid Atlantic TV Champion Ric Flair..
~~~And so began one of the greatest feuds in the history and would last over a decade...
August 22, 1977: Rick Steamboat & Paul Jones defeated Ric Flair & Greg Valentine for the Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles..
October 15, 1977: Baron von Raschke defeated Rick Steamboat for the NWA Mid Atlantic TV title after a four month reign..
November 1, 1977: Rick Steamboat defeated his nemesis Ric Flair for the prestigious United States Heavyweight title..
~~~Blackjack Mulligan eventually defeated Steamboat for the US title..
April 23, 1978: Rick Steamboat & Paul Jones won the NWA World Tag Team titles winning a 10-team tournament..
~~~March 1978: Steamboat/Jones was forced to vacate the Mid Atlantic Tag titles due to winning the World Tag titles..
Paul Jones eventually turned violently on Steamboat, and the two former partners engaged in a series of grudge matches..
December 18, 1978: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair for the United States Heavyweight title..
April 1, 1979: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to regain the United States Heavyweight title..
October 23, 1979: Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood teamed to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
1980: Ricky Steamboat defeated Hussein Arab for the NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title..
April 16, 1981: Ivan Koloff defeated Ricky Steamboat for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title..
Ricky Steamboat & Dino Bravo teamed up to win the NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles..
The Sheepherders defeated Ricky Steamboat & Dino Bravo for the NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles..
1981: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ivan Koloff to regain his NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title.
August 22, 1982: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood won the Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles in Toronto..
March 12, 1983: Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle for the NWA World Tag Team titles..
December 25, 1983: Ricky Steamboat announced that he was going to retire from the sport of wrestling, vacating the Tag titles..
World Wrestling Federation
1985: Ricky Steamboat resurfaced in the WWF billed as Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat..
March 31, 1985 - WrestleMania: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Matt Bourne..
May 10, 1985 - SNME: Ricky Steamboat & Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham beat George Steele & Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik..
Ricky Steamboat and Jimmy Snuka occasionally teamed as the South Pacific Connection..
September 14, 1985 WWF Championship Wrestling: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Mr. Fuji..
October 31, 1985 - SNMW: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Mr. Fuji..
November 7, 1985 - Wrestling Classic: Ricky Steamboat defeated Davey Boy Smith to advance into the 2nd round of the tournament..
~~~Second Round: Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat after hitting him with a foreign object..
Ricky Steamboat had a violent, intense feud with fellow Hawaiian "Magnificent" Don Muraco (and manager Mr. Fuji)..
December 19, 1985 - SNME: Ricky Steamboat & Junk Yard Dog defeated "Magnificent" Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji..
April 7, 1986 - WrestleMania II: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Hercules Hernandez..
May 1, 1986 - SNME: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Jake "The Snake" Roberts wrestled to a no contest..
~~~Jake Roberts attacked Ricky Steamboat before the match and executing the DDT on the concrete floor..
Ricky Steamboat was out of action for several months selling the head injury sustained by the assault..
August 28, 1986 - The Big Event: Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts in a ‘Snake Pit’ match..
August 29, 1986 - Sam Muschnick Tournament: Ricky Steamboat defeated Jim Brunzell in the 1st Round..
~~~Steamboat beat Billy Jack Haynes(2nd) | Steamboat beat Hercules (3rd) | Harley Race beat Steamboat (Finals)..
September 13, 1986 - SNME: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts..
Ricky Steamboat was put out of action when Randy Savage attacked him and crushed his larynx with the ring bell!
December 14, 1986 - SNME: Ricky Steamboat returned when he showed up at ringside during a Randy Savage match..
February 21, 1987 - SNME: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated The Iron Sheik..
March 29, 1987 - Wrestlemania III: Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy Savage to win the Intercontinental title in a classic match..
~~~This match won PWI Match of the Year, and is highly regarded as one of the greatest matches in wrestling history..
April 28, 1987 - SNME: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Hercules Hernandez by Disqualification..
June 2, 1987 - TV Taping: Honky Tonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental title..
November 16, 1987 - Legend’s Battle Royal: Ted DiBiase defeated Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat..
November 26, 1987 - Survivor Series: Randy Savage's Team defeated Honky Tonk Man's Team in a Survivor Series match..
~~~Savage's Team = Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Brutus Beefcake..
~~~Honky's Team = Honky Tonk Man, King Harley Race, Hercules, Outlaw Ron Bass & Danny Davis..
~~~~~~Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat and Jake Roberts were the surviving members of their team..
January 24, 1988 - Royal Rumble: Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude by Disqualification..
March 28, 1988 - WrestleMania IV: Greg Valentine defeated Ricky Steamboat in the 1st Round of the WWF Title Tournament..
Shortly after, Ricky Steamboat dissappeared from the World Wrestling Federation to spend more time with his family..
National Wrestling Alliance
Early 1989: Ricky Steamboat went to the NWA as Eddie Gilbert's mystery partner in a match against Ric Flair & Barry Windham..
February 15, 1989 - Clash of the Champions V: Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Bradley..
February 20, 1989 - Chi-Town Rumble: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World title!
April 2, 1989 - Clash VI: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair in a Three Falls match to retain the NWA World title!
May 7, 1989 - WrestleWar: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to recapture the NWA World title!
June 14, 1989 - Clash of the Champions VII: Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk by Disqualification..
July 23, 1989 - Great American Bash: Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat..
Ricky Steamboat took another hiatus from wrestling, before returning to the World Wrestling Federation..
World Wrestling Federation
March 1991: Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat returned to the WWF as a mid-card wrestler, with an exagerated "Dragon" gimmick..
August 26, 1991 - Summerslam: Ricky Steamboat & Texas Tornado & British Bulldog beat Power & Glory & The Warlord..
September 7, 1991 - King of the Ring: Ricky Steamboat wrestled Ted DiBiase to a 15 minute draw..
Not long after, Ricky Steamboat left the WWF for good, deciding to return to WCW..
World Championship Wrestling - Return to WCW
November 19, 1991 - Clash XVII: Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat beat Arn Anderson & Larry Zbysko to win the Tag Team titles..
December 29, 1991 - Starrcade: Ricky Steamboat & Todd Champion defeated Buddy Lee Parker & Cactus Jack in a Lethal Lottery..
~~~Ricky Steamboat competed in the Two Ring BattleBowl Battle Royal main event..
January 21, 1992 - Clash XVIII: Ricky Steamboat & Sting defeated Dangerous Alliance (Steve Austin & Rick Rude)..
February 29, 1992 - SuperBrawl: Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat to retain the United States title..
May 17, 1992 - WrestleWar: Sting's Team defeated The Dangerous Alliance in a WAR GAMES CAGE MATCH..
~~~Sting's Team = Sting & Nikita Koloff & Ricky Steamboat & Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes..
~~~The Dangerous Alliance = Rick Rude & Arn Anderson & Larry Zbysko & Bobby Eaton & Steve Austin..
June 16, 1992 - Clash XIX: Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated Dean & Joe Malenko..
June 20, 1992 - Beach Blast: Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude in an Iron Man match..
July 12, 1992 - Great American Bash: Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated Jushin Liger & Brian Pillman..
~~~2nd Round Tag Team Tournament: Steve Williams & Terry Gordy beat Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff..
September 2, 1992 - Clash XX: Ricky Steamboat defeated "Stunning" Steve Austin to win the Television title..
September 29, 1992: Scott Steiner defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the Television title..
October 25, 1992 - Helloween Havoc: Ricky Steamboat defeated Flyin' Brian Pillman..
World Championship Wrestling - Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas
Ricky Steamboat formed a tag team with a young Shane Douglas..
November 18, 1992 - Clash XXI: Steamboat & Douglas beat Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham to win the Tag Team titles..
January 13, 1993 - Clash XXII: Steamboat & Douglas defeated The Hollywood Blondes (Austin & Pillman) by DQ to retain..
March 2, 1993: The Hollywood Blondes (Austin & Pillman) defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas for the Tag titles..
May 23, 1993 - Slamboree: Brian Pillman & Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat & Tom Zenk in a Steel Cage match..
World Championship Wrestling - Ricky Steamboat
August 18, 1993 - Clash XXIV: Ricky Steamboat defeated Paul Orndorff to win his 2nd Television title..
September 19, 1993 - Fall Brawl: Steven Regal defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the Television title..
October 24, 1993 - Helloween Havoc: Paul Orndorff defeated Ricky Steamboat by Count Out..
November 20, 1993 - BattleBowl: Paul Orndroff & The Shockmaster defeated Ricky Steamboat & Steven Regal (Lethal Lottery)..
December 27, 1993 - Starrcade: Ricky Steamboat vs Lord Steven Regal ended in a Draw..
April 16, 1994 - Spring Stampede: Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair (World Champion) ended in a NO CONTEST..
July 17, 1994 - Bash at the Beach: Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat..
August 18, 1994 - Clash XXVIII: Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin to win the United States title..
September 18, 1994 - Fall Brawl: Ricky Steamboat was forced to forfiet the U.S. title to Steve Austin due to a severe back injury..
~~~The injury was bad enough to force him to again retire from wrestling, this time for good..
Ricky Steamboat is retired in Charlotte, North Carolina and currently owns and runs a gym..
NWA: Total Nonstop Action
2002: Ricky Steamboat signed on to make an appearance at the first NWA-TNA pay per view in Huntsville, Alabama..
June 19, 2002 - NWA: TNA Debut: Ricky Steamboat refereed a match between Ken Shamrock & Malice for the NWA World title..
July 31, 2002 - NWA: TNA: Ricky Steamboat returned to TNA as the On-air Commissioner..
January 24, 2003 - Live Action Wrestling: Jeff Jarrett defeated B.G. James to retain with Ricky Steamboat as the referee..
Ring of Honor
March 13, 2004 - ROH: AJ Styles defeated C.M. Punk (guest referee Ricky Steamboat) to retain the Pure Wrestling title!
April 23, 2004 - ROH: Ricky Steamboat referees a match between C.M. Punk vs American Dragon..
May 22, 2004 - ROH: Ricky Steamboat continues his feud with C.M. Punk, but got laid out by the Second City Saints..
July 17, 2004 - ROH: Ricky Steamboat and C.M. Punk have their "Final Confrontation" with a brief brawl..
~~~Ricky Steamboat verbally confronted C.M. Punk and challenged him to "Become the Man he knows he can be"..
~~~Generation Next hit the ring and attacked Ricky Steamboat and C.M. Punk valiantly came to Steamboat's rescue!
July 24, 2004 - ROH: The Second City Saints (CM Punk & Ace Steel) beat Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer in a "Chicago Street Fight"..
~~~This "Weapons of Destruction" match included tables, ladders, chairs, barbed wire, and this resulted in LOTS of blood..
~~~After the match, Generation Next came out and attacked the bloody Second City Saints until Ricky Steamboat made the save!
~~~CM Punk cut a promo praising Ricky Steamboat's love of the business, and being an inspiration..
September 18, 2004--Championship Wrestling: Tony Givens & Robbie Cassidy b Super Destroyer & Josh Cody w/ref Steamboat..
October 2, 2004 - ROH: Generation Next defeated Team Steamboat (CM Punk & Ace Steel & John Walters & Jimmy Jacobs)..
October 15, 2004 - ROH: Mick Foley and Ricky Steamboat got into a verbal confrontration over Hardcore vs Traditional style..
~~~Later that night, Team Steamboat (CM Punk & Ace Steel & Jimmy Jacobs) beat Generation Next (Shelley/Aries/Evans)..
October 16, 2004 - ROH: Mick Foley and Ricky Steamboat cut promos on eachother, continuing to build up their confrontation..
~~~This led to: Team Steamboat (Nigel McGuinness & Chad Collyer) defeated Team Foley (Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer)..
World Wrestling Entertainment
November 22, 2004 - RAW: Ricky Steamboat was seen backstage, and is said to be in line for a position as a WWE Agent..
Late November 2004: Ricky Steamboat worked as a Road Agent on a trial basis and is expected to be brought on full time..
December 26, 2004 - ROH: Ricky Steamboat & Mick Foley had their FINAL CONTRONTATION as Steamboat was WWE-bound..
March 19, 2005--Live Event: The Coach interviewed Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat in the ring and of course got beat up!
October 3, 2005 - WWE Homecoming: Ricky Steamboat participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly 24 Legends..
January 13, 2006 - Smackdown!: Ricky Steamboat appeared on-screen, wishing Batista luck and a speedy recovery..
February 5, 2006--Live Event (SD! crew): Kurt Angle defeated Mark Henry with Ricky Steamboat as guest referee IN JAPAN..
January 21, 2006--Live Event (RAW crew) in Bristol, Connecticut: The Coach Interviewed Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat..
January 22, 2006--Live Event in Asheville, North Carolina: The Coach Interviewed Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat..
March 2007: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat reached a deal with his ex-wife to own the rights to his wrestling name..
April 1, 2007 - WrestleMania 23: Mike "IRS" Rotundo made a brief cameo during a backstage dance party started by Cryme Tyme..