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Ricky Steamboat Praises Dolph Ziggler, Talks Jake’s DDT, Never Turning Heel, Last WWE Run

- WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat recently appeared on The Shining Wizards podcast. The full interview can be heard at this link. Below are some highlights: Never working heel & wanting to: I never had a match where I worked as a heel. When I started in 1974, I was always a face, and the reason for that was that the heel would always lead the match. Now for me to graduate...
Via Wrestling-Edge.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Steamboat Discusses Dolph Ziggler’s Potential, Gimmick, More

The following are highlights of a new Shining Wizards podcast interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Ricky Steamboat: On becoming Ricky Steamboat: “The late Eddie Graham gave me the Steamboat name. In 1976 I walked into the Tampa office and there sat Eddie Graham, and Verne Gagne had sent him pictures of me wrestling as “Rick Blood,” and Eddie said what a great wrestling name- but...
Via WZR Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstage Update – Ricky Steamboat & WWE

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As far as Ricky Steamboat and WWE are concerned, we’re told he’s no longer working full-time for the company but was not released. Steamboat has been working under a Legends contract in recent months but has been attending TV tapings and working as a producer/agent. Normally, a WWE Legends contract pays around $10,000 per year. With that...
Via WZR Online
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steamboat Asked About a Comeback, Note on WWE 2K15 Graphics

- Ricky Steamboat recently spoke with FHM Malaysia and was asked about making another return to the ring. He said: “No, I’ve been there and done it against Jericho and I proved a point, so there’s no sense in jeopardizing that. Everyone who saw me work that match said I did good for my age. They have a good memory of that and I’d like to leave it at that. I do know some of...
Via Wrestle Scoop
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Hall of Famer Reportedly No Longer Under Contract

- WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat has reportedly been let go from the company due to budget cuts. Steamboat had worked as a coach in NXT and apparently was working at the WWE offices in Talent Relations under Triple H recently. Steamboat will be doing several conventions and non-WWE interview DVD’s in the coming months, which is usually a sign that you’re no longer under contract...
Via Wrestle Scoop
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Steamboat Fired from WWE?

WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat has reportedly been let go from the company due to budget cuts. Steamboat had worked as a coach in NXT and apparently was working at the WWE offices in Talent Relations under Triple H recently. Steamboat will be doing several conventions and non-WWE interview DVD's in the coming months, which is usually a sign that you're no longer under...
Via Ring Side News
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE's NXT to Become a Third Brand, Richie Steamboat Back Injury

WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat says that WWE management wants the NXT Developmental territory to become a third brand at the level of what Raw and Smackdown are at. "NXT is a new, young program hoping to become a third brand with WWE, such as Raw and Smackdown. The focus and the push is to go in that direction," Steamboat told John Pollock of The Fight Network in a...
Via Ring Side News
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

NXT Release News, Man Arrested for Fake Tickets, Steamboats

- Bonita Blood, the ex-wife of Ricky Steamboat, applied to trademark “Ricky Steamboat” back on January 2nd of this year. There was a prior trademark application done by Ricky back in 2009 that was abandoned. On the same day, Richard H. Blood III (NXT’s Richie Steamboat) applied to trademark “Richie Steamboat.” - Caller.com reports that police in Corpus Christi, Texas arrested...
Via TWNP-Wrestling News & Information
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rollins, Steamboat and Kruger Debut on WWE NXT, WWE Superstars In Action

- Week 2 of the new WWE NXT season saw three top prospects debut - Seth Rollins, Leo Kruger and Richie Steamboat. Rollins debuted in the opening match, defeating Jiro. Rollins cut a promo after the match and said he was here to change the world. Kruger, another former FCW Champion, first appeared in a vignette that talked about his South African heritage. Kruger dubbed himself...
Via Ring Side News
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Steamboat Health Update, Tough Enough’s Andy Discusses His Progress

- The Miami Herald spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat this week to promote WrestleMania 28. Steamboat says that he is at about 80% after recovering from a brain aneurysm almost two years ago. Steamboat still helps out at WWE developmental but doctors don’t want him getting in the ring so he works with the talents in other ways.- The Herald also spoke with WWE Tough Enough...
Via Wrestling-Edge.com
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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