Ricky Steamboat

Professional Wrestler
Born Feb 28, 1953

Richard Henry Blood, better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is a retired American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE working as a road agent. He was one of the few wrestlers who stayed a babyface throughout his career. 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).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ricky Steamboat.


1953 Birth Born on February 28, 1953.


1971 18 Years Old Blood went to high school in New York, and graduated in 1971 from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida where he was on the school wrestling team. … Read More


1976 23 Years Old Blood debuted in 1976 as a babyface in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) under his real name Rick Blood. … Read More
1977 24 Years Old In 1977, Steamboat entered the National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) (which ran under the concurrent brand names "Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling" and "Wide World Wrestling"—later "World Wide Wrestling"—as well as airing syndicated TV programs under those respective names), where he would remain for the next eight years of his career. … Read More


1985 - 1989 9 More Events
1990 37 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving the NWA, Steamboat underwent surgery on his injured foot. Fully recovered, he returned to the ring in February 1990 for the North American Wrestling Association, where he feuded with Robert Fuller over the NAWA Heavyweight Championship, until leaving the promotion in October 1990.
1991 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Steamboat would return to the World Wrestling Federation. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  They lost the titles to Arn Anderson and his new partner Bobby Eaton at a live event in January 1992. … Read More


1993 40 Years Old In September 1993, at Fall Brawl, Steamboat's TV title reign was ended when he lost to Lord Steven Regal. … Read More
1994 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Heading into 1994, Steamboat engaged in one last feud over the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with longtime rival Ric Flair, which culminated in a match in the main event of Spring Stampede where the title was briefly held up due to both men's shoulders being pinned at the same time. … Read More


In 2004, he engaged in a series of confrontations with CM Punk over Punk's arrogance in matches Steamboat refereed and then became CM Punk's inspiration to become the better person Steamboat knew he could be.
2005 52 Years Old In early 2005, Steamboat returned to WWE as a road agent and was introduced as a WWE Legend on the "Homecoming" edition of Raw in October 2005.
2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2006, Ricky Steamboat told WWE management that he would like to come out of retirement at WrestleMania 22 and work a match with Ric Flair, but the idea was nixed. … Read More
2007 54 Years Old 1 More Event
He also refereed another title match in July 2007 between John Cena and Randy Orton in Anaheim, California.
2008 55 Years Old He made another appearance on WWE television during Ric Flair's farewell on the March 31, 2008 edition of Raw.
…  In the WWF/E, Steamboat was a one-time Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
2010 57 Years Old On June 28, 2010, he returned to WWE Raw to promote his new DVD only to be attacked and injured by The Nexus. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old On October 19, 2011 it was announced that Ricky Steamboat was going to be featured in the WWE '12 video game.
2012 59 Years Old On December 17, 2012, during the WWE Raw, Ricky Steamboat appeared alongside Jim Ross and Gene Okerlund to announce the winner of the Slammy Award for Match of the Year.


2013 60 Years Old Steamboat worked as an NXT trainer and in the talent relations department with Triple H until the developmental release of his son, Richie Steamboat, in 2013. … Read More
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