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Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), is an American professional wrestler.

Background

Pre-WrestleMania

Steamboat debuted in WWE in 1985. Shortly after his debut, Steamboat was given the gimmick of a babyface nicknamed "The Dragon"; Steamboat's jacket-and-trunks attire was replaced by a keikogi and long tights. Steamboat's mother is Japanese American, hence his Asian features which were crucial for his "Dragon" gimmick. Steamboat kept the nickname and gimmick for the remainder of his career.

Match Record

Winner Loser Location WrestleMania Stipulations Date
Ricky Steamboat Matt Borne New York, New York I Singles match March 31, 1985
Ricky Steamboat Hercules Hernandez Los Angeles, California 2 Singles match April 7, 1986
Ricky Steamboat (with George Steele) Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) Pontiac, Michigan III Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship March 29, 1987
Greg Valentine Ricky Steamboat Atlantic City, New Jersey IV First round tournament match March 27, 1988
Chris Jericho Ricky Steamboat/Roddy Piper/Jimmy Snuka (with Ric Flair) Houston, Texas XXV Handicap Elimination match April 5, 2009

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Diving crossbody
  • Signature moves
    • Arm drag
    • Dropkick
    • Electric chair drop
    • Elevated double chickenwing, dropped into a chickenwing facebuster
    • Front powerslam
    • Headscissors takedown
    • Kneeling facebuster
    • Multiple chop variations
      • Cross
      • Diving overhead
      • Kesagiri
      • Knife-edged
      • Mongolian
    • Multiple pinning variations
      • Crucifix
      • Schoolboy
      • Roll-up
      • Small package
      • Sunset flip
      • Victory roll
    • Scoop slam
    • Seated armbar
    • Skin the cat
    • Snap scoop powerslam
    • Spinning heel kick
    • Spinning spinebuster
    • Superplex
    • Swinging neckbreaker
  • Nicknames
    • "The Dragon"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Opening Ceremony" ("The Dragon Breathing Fire") by Coloursound (WCW)
    • "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project (WWF)
    • "Hercules" by Sonoton Music Library (WWE DVD overdub)
    • "Dragon" by Jim Johnston (WWF/WWE)
    • "Rydeen" by Yellow Magic Orchestra (AJPW)
    • "Tong Poo" (Live, Public Pressure) by Yellow Magic Orchestra (NJPW)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Maple Leaf Wrestling
    • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 time)
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / World Championship Wrestling
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • NWA United States/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic/NWA World Television/WCW World Television Championship (4 times)
    • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Paul Jones (3), Dino Bravo (1) and Jay Youngblood (1)
    • NWA/WCW World Tag Team Championship (8 times) – with Jay Youngblood (5), Paul Jones (1), Dustin Rhodes (1) and Shane Douglas (1)
  • World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment
WWE Intercontinental Champions
Pat PattersonGreg ValentineRandy SavageRicky SteamboatThe Honky Tonk ManUltimate WarriorRick RudeMr. PerfectThe Texas TornadoBret HartRoddy PiperBritish BulldogShawn MichaelsRazor Ramon ● Diesel ● Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple HRocky Maivia/The RockStone Cold Steve AustinKen ShamrockRoad DoggThe GodfatherEdgeD'Lo BrownChris JerichoKurt AngleRikishiEddie GuerreroBilly GunnJeff HardyKaneAlbertChristianWilliam RegalRob Van DamBooker TRandy OrtonRic Flair ● CM Punk ● JBLBig ShowDaniel Bryan ● The Miz
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