The Best of
RICKY "The Dragon" STEAMBOAT
Some of his headline matches from the mid- to late-1980s
Just barely less than 6 hours of action!
1. Ricky Steamboat vs. The Magnificent Muraco--by DQ; this is the match that started their bitter rivalry where Muraco and Mr. Fuji hang Steamboat with his own belt
2. Ricky Steamboat vs. The Magnificent Muraco--by DQ; brutal battle from Madison Square Garden. Extremely physical post-match brawl; both competitors bleed big time.
3. Ricky Steamboat vs. Mr. Fuji (Kung Fu Challenge from Saturday Night's Main Event)
4. Ricky Steamboat and the Junkyard Dog vs. The Magnificent Muraco and Mr. Fuji; another tough, physical battle from the Muraco-Steamboat rivalry
5. Ricky Steamboat and the Junkyard Dog vs. The Magnificent Muraco and Mr. Fuji (this one from Saturday Night's Main Event)
6. Ricky Steamboat in Piper's Pit
7. Ricky Steamboat vs. Cowboy Bob Orton--by DQ; very good match between 2 solid ring technicians
8. Ricky Steamboat vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts; match never gets started (from the Saturday Night's Main Event where Roberts DDT's Steamboat on the cement floor)
9. Ricky Steamboat brings a lizard to the ring, attacking Jake Roberts
10. Ricky Steamboat vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts (from Saturday Night's Main Event)
11. Ricky Steamboat vs. Davy Boy Smith (from the Wrestling Classic)
12. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage (from the Wrestling Classic)
13. Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy "Macho Man" Savage--double countout; great match (this is the match where Savage drops the time keeper's bell onto Steamboat from the top rope, injuring Steamboat's neck)
14. Ricky Steamboat vs. The Iron Sheik (from Saturday Night's Main Event)
15. Ricky Steamboat wins the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Randy "Macho Man" Savage (from Wrestlemania III; considered by many to be one of the best pro wrestling matches of all time; voted 1997 Match of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated)
16. Ricky Steamboat vs. Bret "The Hitman" Hart; JIP, last 10 min. of a great, great match
17. Ricky Steamboat and Eddie "Hotstuff" Gilbert vs. Ric Flair and Barry Windham; JIP, last 6 min. of good match, where Steamboat starts his 1989 rivalry with Flair. Post-match interviews with Flair and Steamboat.
18. Ricky Steamboat vs. Russian Assassin #2; brawl between Steamboat, Gilbert, Flair, and Windham after; Gilbert takes a vicious knee drop from Flair, face down on the concrete floor. Steamboat interviewed later in show.
19. Ricky Steamboat in a workout session against Dustin Rhodes, Bob Cook, and Ric Diamond; Flair interrupts and gets beat down by Steamboat. Vintage Flair interview after.
20. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat attacks Ric Flair during an interview; Steamboat strips Flair out of his suit and down to his underwear during the fight. Actually a damn good fight and funny too.
21. Ricky Steamboat wins the N.W.A. World Heavyweight Title from Ric Flair; these 2 put on one of the greatest matches in pro wrestling history.
22. Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (best 2/3 falls match); one of the greatest matches of all time. These two truly demonstrate what it means to "work" a 55 min. match, and exemplifies what wrestling really used to be about.
23. Ric Flair wins the N.W.A. Heavyweight Title from Ricky Steamboat; another absolutely marvelous performance by both of these wrestlers.
24. Ricky Steamboat vs. Terry Funk--by DQ; and another physical match; Lex Luger turns on Steamboat after the match.
25. Ricky Steamboat wins the W.C.W. United States Championship from "Stunning" Steve Austin
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