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  Ricky Steamboat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ricky Steamboat: If you did walk in and sit down in the same restaurant, even though you were at another table, the family run business, the promoter would find out about it and you'd be called into the office.
Ricky Steamboat: Well, maybe this is one thing that the other guys never realized that is that when it's all said and done, the famous line, "...when the smoke's cleared..." and all you have to fall back on is your family.
Ricky Steamboat: (there is a long pause at this point) You know, first of all I'm going to put a time span on it, and I mean by "time span" that he gets his education, gets his college degree and whatever that may entail.
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 Ricky Steamboat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ricky debuted in 1976 in the American Wrestling Association and became one of the greatest professional wrestlers of the 1980s and early 90s.
Ricky Steamboat made a triumphant comeback in January 1989 and returned to the NWA (specifically, NWA affiliate World Championship Wrestling) where he had a legendary series of matches with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
Ricky Steamboat played an important role in the genesis of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he refereed the first Gauntlet for the Gold for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and the four-way double-elimination match to crown the first holder of the TNA X Division Championship.
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 Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat Bio & Tribute part 2 Cooldudesandhotbabes.com
Steamboat appeared in the WWF in the summer of 1985, and began using the nickname of "The Dragon" (I believe that it was given to him by ring announcer Howard Finkel, but I could be wrong).
Steamboat suffered a crushed larynx as a result, and was thought to have reached the end of a magnificent career.
Steamboat would return for a brief period in 1991 to the WWF, and began bringing a torch to the ring, and "igniting the flame (as though he were breathing fire)" in another attempt by the WWF to insult the intelligence of it's fans.
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 WWE Profile
Steamboat also teamed up with Dino Bravo in 1980 to capture the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team title.
- Steamboat and Sting defeated Steve Austin and Rick Rude at Clash of the Champions XVIII on January 21, 1992.
However, due to an injury, Steamboat was forced to forfeit the title, and in effect, retired as an active wrestler.
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 Wrestling Observer - headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ricky misses the time in the ring, but not the other parts of the wrestling business, including the politics and travel when they had to work more than 300 cities a year.
Ricky was asked about how he feels when he sees wrestlers who can't do the 'basic' moves, but his biggest concern is seeing wrestlers who can't tell a story during their matches and focus too much on high spots.
Ricky says that a match with the moves planned out were more difficult because the combinations had to be known and they were quizzing each other.
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 Eddie's mystery partner. . . . .Ricky Steamboat!
Steamboat leaves the ring, goes over to the interview podium and tells Flair if he wants to play, he should go back to the sandbox.
Steamboat leaves, JJ Dillon jumps on the apron to distract Teddy Long, and Barry Windham reaches in and rakes Gilbert's eyes to break the hold.
Steamboat goes to the top rope and hits a perfect flying bodypress, hooking the leg as they land, and Teddy Long makes the three count as Gilbert cuts off Windham from breaking it up.
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Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and WWF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion, appears regularly on television, in print and in the videos.
Ricky is the only professional wrestler to have held every major championship wrestling belt in the United States with the exception of the WWF World Championship belt, held by Hulk Hogan.
Ricky was never granted an opportunity to compete for the WWF World Championship belt.
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 Wrestling Questions and Answers - RICKY STEAMBOAT
Steamboat did his "skin the cat" move, pulling himself into the ring over the top rope, and felt pain in his back.
Steamboat won the IC Title, and claimed later that there were a lot of other promises made to him, too, but he quickly dropped the title to Honky Tonk Man and shortly thereafter was out of the WWF completely.
Steamboat thought that Hogan maneuvered behind the scenes to eliminate him since Steamboat became a potential rival for his no. 1 babyface spot in the WWF.
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 IGN: Ricky Steamboat Interview
Ricky Steamboat: I'm going to jump away from Ric on that question, because the one that comes to mind is the match that Savage and I had at Wrestlemania III.
Ricky Steamboat: NWA was the highest championship you could win for that company, while the Intercontinental championship was one level below the WWF title, so I would have to give a nod toward the NWA, especially considering all of the great wrestlers who held that belt.
Ricky Steamboat: No. I has heard that when George Scott was booking for Vince McMahon back in 1985, 1986, that there was consideration that George wanted to put the belt on me, but Hogan squashed that real quick.
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 WrestleLine.com: Columns - Circa by Denny Burkholder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Steamboat re-enters with a shoulderblock and sunset flip, but Savage holds the ropes and punches The Dragon between the eyes to thwart the pin attempt.
Steamboat cradles Savage for the pin, and the crowd is going absolutely nuts, because Steamboat has the IC title won and Hebner appears to have come back to his senses in time for the count.
Steamboat took a bell to the throat after already selling a major injury to that area, and everyone was buying it.
www.wrestleline.com /columns/circa/circa051704.shtml   (2645 words)

 IGN: Ricky Steamboat Interview
No matter what is said about Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, it always goes back to the time Randy Savage struck him in the throat with the ring bell, setting up one of the single best matches and feuds of all time that culminated at Wrestlemania III.
And with that match, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat became a certified superstar in the world of wrestling.
IGN Sports caught up with Steamboat recently and talked wrestling, Savage, and what it means to be a legend.
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 Ricky Steamboat VS. Chris Benoit
Steamboat then goes and says, "Flair, you'll be seeing me again soon." Flair stood in the ring with a look of both rage and concern on his face.
Steamboat is quickly back on his feet while Benoit is up on one knee glaring at Steamboat.
Steamboat's neck and spine is being twisted and streched as "The Crippler" is pouring it on!!!
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 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ricky Steamboat was out of action for several months selling the head injury sustained by the assault..
Ricky Steamboat formed a tag team with a young Shane Douglas..
November 22, 2004 - RAW: Ricky Steamboat is seen backstage, and is said to be in line for a position as a WWE Agent..
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 LANDLUBBER: Ricky Steamboat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ricky Steamboat (also Rickie, sources differ in spelling) is the quintessential WW because he fits all three criteria better than any other.
Perhaps the most important wrestling skill of Steamboat's was his ability to evade opponents when weakened, which showed up most often in his matches against much larger opponents who were much stronger and more able to injure him in one blow.
Steamboat knew more about professional wrestling and the sport of the game than any other wrestler ever to come down the pike.
www.landlubber.com /steamboat.html   (366 words)

 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
Known as "The Dragon", Ricky Steamboat is a worthy inductee into the PWHF's inaugural class.
As a matter of fact, Ricky wrestled for a short period of time as Sam Steamboat Jr..
Ricky was also an accomplished tag team wrestler and frequently teamed with Shane Douglas.
www.pwhf.org /halloffamers/bios/steamboat.asp   (132 words)

Ricky Steamboat It seems as though they wrote it a few times that..uh...if you look at the people that had great matches, the other side of the coin was Ricky Steamboat.
Ricky Steamboat So I could sell the body slam and then he would go over and get some heat with somebody in the front row.
Ricky Steamboat Well, Jeremy, to answer your question - I was never really forced...I got along so well with the agents - you know, Strongbow and those guys - they knew that one of my fortes, part of my style was, you know, thirty minutes, forty minutes.
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 Ricky Steamboat
- NWA Starrcade '84 (November 22) = Steamboat was pinned by the NWA Television Champ, Tully Blanchard.
Later in the night, Steamboat competed in a "Two-Ring Battle Royale", which was won by Sting.
- WCW Starrcade '93 (December 27) = Steamboat fought to a Draw with the WCW Television Champion, Steven Regal.
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 Greg Valentine vs Ricky Steamboat - Death Valley Driver Video Review Message Board
Steamboat always brings up that he tried to steal the show every night, even on house shows, yet you don't hear of him getting into trouble for showing people up.
Him getting backed off by Steamboat's kicks, and they way hey had his guard was just as cool as all those boxing tradeoffs in the rad Garvin match.
Steamboat has outstruck Valentine every step of the way, so in the end he wins with a strike.
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Ricky Steamboat vs. The Magnificent Muraco--by DQ; this is the match that started their bitter rivalry where Muraco and Mr.
Ricky Steamboat wins the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Randy "Macho Man" Savage (from Wrestlemania III; considered by many to be one of the best pro wrestling matches of all time; voted 1997 Match of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated)
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat attacks Ric Flair during an interview; Steamboat strips Flair out of his suit and down to his underwear during the fight.
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Steamboat and Flair took there feud all across the country engaging in four star matches wherever they met.
Steamboat remained the NWA's top contender for the World Title over the next couple of months and defeated Terry Funk by DQ at June's Guts and Glory Clash of Champions.
Steamboat challenged U.S. Champion Luger at the Great American Bash in Baltimore but lost his temper and got himself disqualified for using a chair during the contest.
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 Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat: Bio Cooldudesandhotbabes.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Finally, after pushing, slapping, and taunting Steamboat by calling him "a punk," Flair stepped across that invisible line in all great wrestling angles, and found himself lying "unconscious" on the cold studio floor courtesy of a Steamboat backhand chop.
A title match was then scheduled between Steamboat and Flair, on Wednesday, June 22, 1977, during a taping of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in Raleigh's WRAL studios.
Afterwards, as Steamboat was holding the TV belt aloft, Greg Valentine, who was doing commentary at ringside along with Bob Caudle and David Crockett, jumped into the ring and helped Flair give the new champion a beating.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on WCW Wrestle War '89 - Music City Showdown at Epinions.com
He spent the first half of the year in a feud with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, one that is considered by many to be the best in both men's career.
WCW Title=> Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat: This match is THE match of the year, and maybe of all time.
While Steamboat and Flair had probably over 1000 matches against each other in their 16 year+ feud, this is the crown jewel of the Flair-Steamboat chapter in wrestling history.
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 Ricky Steamboat Joins Bodyslams! LIVE On Stage - TWNPNews.com Headline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This wrestling-based theatrical presentation promises to be a fascinating, insiders look at the pro wrestling industry and its colorful cast of characters, past and present, from the distinct perspectives of these two popular personalities.
Over the years, both Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Gary Michael Cappetta gained the respect of the wrestling fraternity as being tops while performing their respective roles as superstar headliner and wrestling pitchman.
For the second act, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat will join GMC to share intimate experiences from his storied career, after which the audience will be invited to join in the conversation with questions and comments.
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 Ricky Steamboat Speaks About Never Turning Heel, Ric Flair, And More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Professional wrestling legend, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, recently sat down for an interview with the IGN website to promote the Legends of Wrestling video game.
Another reason is that very early in my career, he went to Crocket Promotions down here in Carolina and told them that he wanted to work with me. So I'd have to say that early on in my career, he helped give...
- Why Steamboat never turned heel: It was the early nineties, I think '91 when I was working with the WWF and I went up to Pat Patterson and told him I wanted to try and work as a heel as least one time in my career.
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 WWE: Inside WWE > Title History > Intercontinental > 19870329 - Ricky Steamboat
He took the timekeeper’s bell, climbed the ropes and came crashing down on Steamboat’s throat, crushing his larynx.
With revenge on his mind, Steamboat defeated Savage for the Intercontinental Championship in what some consider one of the best match in WWE history.
The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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 WWE: Inside WWE > Title History > United States > 19940824 - Ricky Steamboat
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat had what many consider to be one of the greatest careers in the history of sports-entertainment.
In his final great rivalry, Steamboat battled Steve Austin over the United States Championship.
In Aug. 1994, Steamboat defeated Austin for the U.S. Championship.
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Editor's Note: In this issue we present the conclusion of Jeremy Hartley's marathon interview with Ricky Steamboat, the usual Monday night program reports and a short essay by yours truely conerning the fans' reaction to the Eric Bischoff situation.
In the previous installment, Steamboat had been talking about how important his family is to him and how much they were involved in his career.
Ricky Steamboat:Also Jeremy, some of the best moments of my career, I was able to arrange to have my family there to witness it and to share some of the highlights.
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 Lords Of Pain UK- Your Source For Wrestling News!
WWE is hoping they could get their hands on Steamboat, at least for an appearance, at the big PPV.
Steamboat was one of Flair's best opponents over the years, and it would be a way to use Flair in an impactful way at WrestleMania.
Steamboat did not leave WWE on the best of terms, but from what I understand, that is not likely to pose a major issue in terms of negotiations.
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 Harley Race - Les Thatcher Wrestling Training Camp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wrestling hopefuls were able to learn the ropes from wrestling legends Harley Race, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Les Thatcher.
Steamboat has Streetfighter Jason Bates in the ring for instructions.
Referee Ricky Steamboat keeps control in the Ron Powers vs. Ron Harris WLW World Title match.
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