Ricky Steamboat



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 238 lbs

Real Name: Richard Blood

DOB: 2/28/53

Hometown: Florida

Other Names: Sam Steamboat Jr, Dos Hombres I, The Dragon(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1976

Finishing Maneuver: Flying Body Press, Superplex

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #9(1994), #20(1993), #6(1992), #7(1991)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View Summary: (47 - 22, 3 NCs, 2 Draws)
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (April 23, '78) = Steamboat & Paul Jones took down Cyclon Negro & Baron Von Raschke, Gene & Ole Anderson and Ken Patera & the Masked Superstar to win the tournament.
- NWA United States Title Tournament (September 1, '79) = Steamboat defeated Ken Patera and Buddy Rogers before losing to Jimmy Snuka in the finals.
- NWA United States Title Tournament (October 1, '81) = Steamboat beat Nikoli Volkoff, Pat Patterson and Leroy Brown, then fell to Sgt. Slaughter in the finals.
- NWA Starrcade '83 (November 24) = Steamboat & Jay Youngblood won a "No DQ" Match over Jack & Jerry Brisco to gain the NWA Tag-Team Titles.
- NWA United States Title Tournament (October 7, '84) = Steamboat and Ron Bass fought to a Draw. Wahoo McDaniel won the tournament.
- NWA Starrcade '84 (November 22) = Steamboat was pinned by the NWA Television Champ, Tully Blanchard.
- WWF Wrestlemania I ('85) = Steamboat defeated Matt Borne.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #1 (May 10, '85) = Steamboat, Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham beat Nikolai Volkoff, George Steele & the Iron Sheik.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (July 8, '85) = Steamboat won over Greg Valentine, then fell to the Iron Sheik. Don Muraco won the tournament.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #3 (October 31, '85) = Steamboat easily won over Mr. Fuji.
- WWF Wrestling Classic (November 7, '85) = Steamboat won, via ref's decision, over Davey Boy Smith. Later that night, Steamboat lost to Randy Savage.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #4 (December 19, '85) = Steamboat & the Junk Yard Dog defeated Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji.
- WWF Wrestlemania II ('86) = Steamboat pinned Hercules Hernandez.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #6 (May 1, '86) = Steamboat and Jake Roberts fought to a No-Contest.
- WWF Sam Muchnik Tournament (August 29, '86) = Steamboat won over Jim Brunzell, Billy Jack Haynes and Brutus Beefcake, before losing to Harley Race in the finals.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 (September 13, '86) = Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #10 (February 21, '87) = Steamboat took down the Iron Sheik.
- WWF Wrestlemania III ('87) = Steamboat won the Intercontinental Title by beating Randy Savage.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #11 (April 28, '87) = Steamboat won, via DQ, over Hercules, to stay the Intercontinental Champion.
- WWF Survivor Series '87 = Steamboat, Randy Savage, Jake Roberts, Jim Duggan & Brutus Beefcake fought in an "Elimination" Match against Harley Race, Ron Bass, Hercules, Danny Davis & the Honky Tonk Man. Steamboat, Savage & Roberts "survived".
- WWF Royal Rumble '88 = Steamboat won, via DQ, over Rick Rude.
- WWF Wrestlemania IV ('88) = Steamboat fell to Greg Valentine.
- WCW Clash of the Champions V (February 15, '89) = Steamboat pinned Bob Bradley.
- WCW Chi-Town Rumble (February 20, '89) = Steamboat won the NWA World Title from Ric Flair.
- WCW Clash of the Champions VI (April 2, '89) = Steamboat stayed the NWA World Champion, winning a "Three Falls" Match over Ric Flair.
- WCW WrestleWar '89 (May 7) = Steamboat lost the NWA World Title to Ric Flair.
- WCW Clash of the Champions VII (June 14, '89) = Steamboat won, via DQ, over Terry Funk.
- WCW Great American Bash '89 (July 23) = Steamboat was beaten by the NWA US Champ, Lex Luger.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (September 7, '91) = The Dragon fought to a No-Contest with Ted DiBiase. Bret Hart won the tournament.
- WWF Summerslam '91 = The Dragon, Kerry von Erich & Davey Boy Smith won over the Warlord & Power & Glory.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XVII (November 19, '91) = Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes won the WCW Tag-Team Titles from Arn Anderson & Larry Zbysko.
- WCW Starrcade '91 (December 29) = Steamboat & Todd Champion beat Buddy Lee Parker & Cactus Jack. Later in the night, Steamboat competed in a "Two-Ring Battle Royale", which was won by Sting.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XVIII (January 21, '92) = Steamboat & Sting defeated Steve Austin & Rick Rude.
- WCW SuperBrawl '92 (February 29) = Steamboat lost to the WCW United States Heavyweight Champ, Rick Rude.
- WCW WrestleWar '92 (May 17) = Steamboat, Dustin Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Barry Windham & Sting won a "War Games" Match over Arn Anderson, Larry Zbysko, Steve Austin, Rick Rude & Bobby Eaton.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XIX (June 16, '92) = Steamboat & Nikita Koloff beat Joe & Dean Malenko.
- WCW Beach Blast '92 (June 20) = Steamboat won an "Ironman Challenge" Match over Rick Rude.
- WCW Great American Bash '92 (July 12) = Steamboat & Nikita Koloff took down Jushin Liger & Brian Pillman. Later that night, Steamboat & Koloff fell to Terry Gordy & Steve Williams, who would go on to win the vacant NWA Tag Titles.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XX (September 2, '92) = Steamboat won the WCW TV Title from Steve Austin.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '92 (October 25) = Steamboat won over Brian Pillman.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXI (November 18, '92) = Steamboat & Shane Douglas won the NWA & WCW Tag-Team Titles from Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham.
- WCW Starrcade '92 (December 28) = Steamboat & Shane Douglas retained the NWA & WCW Tag Titles, beating Barry Windham & Brian Pillman.
- WCW United States Title Tournament (December '92/January '93) = Steamboat Danny Spivey and Barry Windham, then dropped to Dustin Rhodes in the finals.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXII (January 13, '93) = Steamboat & Shane Douglas stayed the NWA/WCW Tag Champs, winning, via DQ, over the Hollywood Blondes.
- WCW Slamboree '93 (May 23) = Dos Hombres lost a "Steel Cage" Match to the WCW Tag Champs, the Hollywood Blondes.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXIV (August 18, '93) = Steamboat won the WCW Television Championship from Paul Orndorff.
- WCW Fall Brawl '93 (September 19) = Steamboat lost the TV Title to Steven Regal.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '93 (October 24) = Steamboat lost, via Countout, to Paul Orndorff.
- WCW Battlebowl (November 20, '93) = Steamboat & Steven Regal fell to Paul Orndorff & the Shockmaster.
- WCW Starrcade '93 (December 27) = Steamboat fought to a Draw with the WCW Television Champion, Steven Regal.
- WCW European Cup Tournament (March '94) = Steamboat won over Kole, then fell to Steve Austin. Sting won the tournament.
- WCW Spring Stampede '94 (April 17) = Steamboat fought to a No-Contest with the WCW World Champ, Ric Flair.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '94 (July 17) = Steamboat was beaten by the WCW US Champ, Steve Austin.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXVIII (August 18, '94) = Steamboat won the United States Heavyweight Title from Steve Austin.
- WCW Fall Brawl '94 (September 18) = Steamboat lost, via forfeit, to Steve Austin, who got the US Title.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, '09) = Steamboat, Roddy Piper, & Jimmy Snuka lost a "Handicap Elimination" Match to Chris Jericho. Steamboat was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
- WWE Backlash '09 (April 26) = Steamboat fell to Chris Jericho.

Title Summary:
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion (6/22/1977 - 10/12/1977)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champion w/ Paul Jones (8/22/1977 - 10/30/1978)
- NWA United States Heavyweight Champion (10/21/1977 - 1/01/1978)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion w/ Paul Jones (4/23/1978 - 6/07/1978)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Paul Jones (11/05/1978 - 1/1979)
- NWA United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (12/18/1978 - 4/01/1979)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion(2) (6/10/1979 - 1980)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Jay Youngblood (10/24/1979 - 3/29/1980)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Jay Youngblood (5/10/1980 - 6/22/1980)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion (11/01/1980 - 4/16/1981)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/10/1981 - 11/01/1981)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Jay Youngblood (8/22/1982 - 1982)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Jay Youngblood (3/12/1983 - 6/18/1983)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Jay Youngblood (10/03/1983 - 10/21/1983)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Jay Youngblood (11/24/1983 - 12/25/1983)
- NWA United States Heavyweight Champion(3) (4/21/1984 - 6/24/1984)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (3/29/1987 - 6/02/1987)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion (2/20/1989 - 5/07/1989)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(7) w/ Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991 - 1/16/1992)
- WCW World Television Champion (9/02/1992 - 9/29/1992)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(8) w/ Shane Douglas (11/18/1992 - 3/02/1993)
- WCW World Television Champion(2) (8/18/1993 - 9/19/1993)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion(4) (8/24/1994 - 9/18/1994)

PWI Achievement Awards: (7 wins, 3 1st RUs, 5 2nd RUs, 4 3rd RUs)
- 1977 Rookie of the Year
- 1978 Wrestler of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1978 Tag-Team of the Year (Steamboat & Paul Jones)
- 1978 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Steamboat vs. Ric Flair)
- 1978 Most Popular Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1978 Most Improved Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1980 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1983 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle)
- 1987 Match of the Year (Steamboat vs. Randy Savage)
- 1987 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Steamboat vs. Randy Savage)
- 1989 Wrestler of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1989 Match of the Year (Steamboat vs. Ric Flair)
- 1989 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Steamboat vs. Ric Flair)
- 1992 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Steamboat vs. Rick Rude)
- 1992 Feud of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Steamboat vs. Rick Rude)
- 1992 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1995 PWI Editors' Award
- 1996 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2009 Most Inspirational Wrestler
- 2009 Comeback of the Year, 1st Runner-Up