Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat

WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat is 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, and a two-time Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion. In the WWF/E, Steamboat was a one-time Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
At WrestleMania III, in what many consider the greatest WrestleMania match of all time, Steamboat defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage for the Intercontinental Championship. 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.
Returning to the NWA, Steamboat earned a shot at the title at Chi-Town Rumble where Steamboat defeated Flair in the main event for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. After Steamboat retained the NWA title against Flair in a controversial ending on the April 2 Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun, Flair and Steamboat would then face each other in their final rematch at WrestleWar in May where Steamboat dropped the title to Flair. All three of Steamboat’s matches with Flair were given 5 or more stars by Wrestling Observer Newsletter publisher Dave Meltzer.
Steamboat was the guest timekeeper on the August 17, 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, returning to TBS for the first time since 1994.
Ricky Steamboat will be appearing only on Saturday August 12, 2023 at FarleyCon Comic Book Expo.