George Steele - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of George Steele, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

William James Myers was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 16, 1937.

He died on February 16, 2017 at the age of 79.

George Steele was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2005 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name William James Myers
  • Ring Names
    • George Steele ( February 19, 1966 - September 30, 2000)
    • Jim Steele ( November 17, 1972 - March 2, 1973)
    • The Student ( February 19, 1965 - December 9, 1967)
  • Born April 16, 1937
  • Died February 16, 2017 (aged 79)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Detroit, Michigan
  • Billed From
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Weight
    • 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Nicknames The Animal

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( July 12, 1997 - September 30, 2000)
    • Producer ( August 25, 1988 - October 1, 1990)
    • Wrestler ( February 19, 1965 - August 24, 1988)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF December 13, 1998 December 15, 1999
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF April 19, 1983 October 1, 1990
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF April 8, 1981 October 24, 1981
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 29, 1979 August 2, 1979
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF June 21, 1975 December 16, 1978
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 17, 1972 January 1, 1977
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF May 2, 1968 September 15, 1973
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 19, 1965 February 17, 1968
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel July 12, 1997 September 30, 2000
    Face May 11, 1985 October 1, 1990
    Heel February 19, 1965 May 10, 1985
  • Images History
    Feb 1966
    Feb 1966
    Feb 1965
    Feb 1965

  • Finishers
    • Flying Hammerlock - Elevated Hammerlock ( July 12, 1997 - September 30, 2000)
    • Flying Hammerlock - Elevated Hammerlock ( February 19, 1965 - August 24, 1988)
    • Big Splash ( February 19, 1965 - August 24, 1988)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "I'm An Animal" by Sly & The Family Stone - Single ( May 2, 1968 - August 24, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1995, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2005, Modern Era
  • Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (with Frankie Laine)

    Grande Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 GWA Heavyweight Championship

    National Wrestling Federation

    • 1 NWF North American Heavyweight Championship

    Superstars of Wrestling (Newfoundland)

    • 1 SoW Canadian Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWF Slammy Award - Best Performance by an Animal (1987)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (2004)

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