Ricky Steamboat

  • Born: 02/28/1953 in West Point, New York
  • Birthname: Richard Henry Blood Sr.
  • Height & Weight: 5'10", 235 Ib
Titles Won:
  • NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA (Mid-Atlantic version)/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
  • WCW World Television Championship (4 times)
  • WCW World Tag Team Championship (8 times) – with Jay Youngblood (5), Paul Jones (1), Dustin Rhodes (1) and Shane Douglas (1)
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Paul Jones (3) and Jay Youngblood (1)
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)

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 NWA and WCW, he was a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, a four-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a four-time World Television Champion, a twelve-time World Tag Team Champion (eight-time under the WCW banner, one-time (though unofficial) under the NWA banner, and three-time under the Mid-Atlantic banner), and a two-time Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion. In the WWF/E, Steamboat was a one-time Intercontinental Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.

Notable Feuds

w/ Youngblood vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle

vs. Wahoo McDaniel

vs. Tully Blanchard

vs. Don Muraco

vs. Jake Roberts

vs. Randy Savage

vs. Ric Flair

Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards

5 Star Match (1989) vs. Ric Flair: Chi-Town Rumble

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

5 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 Clash of the Champions VI

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)

Other Notable Achievements

NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)