Ricky Steamboat - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Ricky Steamboat, 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.

Richard Henry Blood Sr. was born in West Point, New York on February 28, 1953, and he is currently 70 years old.

Ricky Steamboat was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 as an individual, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2012 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Richard Henry Blood Sr.
  • Ring Names
    • Ricky Steamboat ( October 21, 1991 - Present)
    • The Dragon ( March 11, 1991 - October 20, 1991)
    • Ricky Steamboat ( May 9, 1976 - March 10, 1991)
    • Rick Blood ( March 13, 1976 - May 8, 1976)
  • Born February 28, 1953 (age 70)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place West Point, New York
  • Billed From
    • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)
  • Nicknames The Dragon

Career History

  • Roles
    • Ambassador ( June 28, 2010 - July 19, 2014)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( April 5, 2009 - June 18, 2010)
    • Producer ( April 1, 2005 - April 26, 2009)
    • Wrestler ( March 13, 1976 - August 28, 1994)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE June 28, 2010 July 19, 2014
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE April 1, 2005 April 26, 2009
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH April 23, 2004 December 26, 2004
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW November 19, 1991 August 28, 1994
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF March 11, 1991 October 20, 1991
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW September 30, 1990 February 10, 1991
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 18, 1989 July 29, 1989
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF March 2, 1985 March 27, 1988
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 17, 1976 February 24, 1985
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 23, 1984 October 23, 1984
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 28, 1980 December 13, 1982
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 13, 1976 May 8, 1976
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face April 5, 2009 June 18, 2010
    Face March 13, 1976 August 28, 1994
  • Images
    Apr 2005
    Apr 2005
    Mar 1991
    Mar 1991
    Mar 1985
    Mar 1985
    Mar 1976
    Mar 1976

  • Finishers
    • Dragon Fly Press - Diving Crossbody ( March 13, 1976 - June 18, 2010)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project - Single ( April 23, 2004 - June 18, 2010)
    • Theme Song "One" by Creed - Single ( June 6, 2009 - August 2, 2009)
    • Theme Song "Ricky Steamboat Theme" - Single ( November 19, 1991 - August 28, 1994)
    • Theme Song "Dragon Fire" by Jim Johnston - Single ( March 11, 1991 - October 20, 1991)
    • Theme Song "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project - Single ( March 2, 1985 - March 10, 1991)
    • Theme Song "Tong Poo" by The Yellow Magic Orchestra - Single ( September 30, 1990 - February 10, 1991)
    • Theme Song "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor - Single ( January 1, 1984 - March 1, 1985)
    • Theme Song "Rydeen" by The Yellow Magic Orchestra - Single ( November 28, 1980 - October 23, 1984)
    • Theme Song "Opening Ceremony (The Dragon breathing fire)" by Coloursound - Single ( May 17, 1976 - December 31, 1983)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Individual
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2012, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Modern Era
  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Federation

    • 1 WWF Intercontinental Championship

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / World Championship Wrestling

    • 2 NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (3 with Paul Jones, 1 with Jay Youngblood)
    • 4 NWA/WCW World Television Championship
    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 NWA (Mid-Atlantic version)/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 8 NWA (Mid-Atlantic version)/WCW World Tag Team Championship (5 with Jay Youngblood, 1 with Paul Jones, 1 with Dustin Rhodes, 1 with Shane Douglas)

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2009)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Outstanding Performance Award Winner (1980 – with Dick Slater)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Fair Play Award Winner (1980 – with Dick Slater)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League New Wave Award Winner (1982 – with Jay Youngblood)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1987 - vs. Randy Savage at WrestleMania III)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1989 - vs. Ric Flair at WCW WrestleWar)
    • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2009)
    • PWI Rookie of the Year (1977)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1978 - with Paul Jones)
    • PWI Stanley Weston Award Winner (1995)
    • 7° in PWI 500 (1991)
    • 13° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • 19° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Jay Youngblood)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1983 - with Jay Youngblood)
    • WON Match of the Year (1987 - vs. Macho Man Randy Savage at WrestleMania III; 1989 - vs. Ric Flair at WCW Clash of the Champions VI)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat - Goldust / Dustin Rhodes ( November 2, 1993 - August 16, 1994)
    • Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas - Shane Douglas ( November 2, 1992 - April 11, 1993)
    • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat - Goldust / Dustin Rhodes ( November 19, 1991 - December 2, 1992)
    • Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood - Jay Youngblood ( March 2, 1979 - December 28, 1983)
    • Ricky Steamboat & Paul Jones - Paul Jones ( August 22, 1977 - December 2, 1978)
  • Family
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