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Ricky Steamboat Timeline

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Ricky Steamboat Timeline

The Dragon flies during the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania

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The following is a timeline for the WWE, NWA and WCW career of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. Listed is every PPV match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses.

1977
10/23 - beat Ric Flair to win the U.S. Title

1978
1/1 - lost the U.S. Title to Blackjack Mulligan
4/27 - w/Paul Jones beat Masked Superstar & Ken Patera to win the vacant NWA Tag Team Championship
6/7 - w/Paul Jones lost the NWA World Tag Team Championship to Greg Valentine & Baron Von Raschke
12/18 - beat Ric Flair to win the U.S. Title

1979
4/1 - lost the U.S. Title to Blackjack Mulligan
10/24 - w/ Jay Youngblood beat Baron Von Raschke & Paul Jones to win the NWA Tag Team Championship

1980
3/26 - w/Jay Youngblood lost the NWA Tag Team Championship to Ray Stevens & Greg Valentine
5/10 - w/Jay Youngblood regained the NWA Tag Team Championship from Ray Stevens & Greg Valentine
6/22 - w/Jay Youngblood lost the NWA Tag Team Championship to Ray Stevens & Ivan Koloff

1983
3/12 - w/Jay Youngblood beat Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle to win the NWA Tag Team Championship in a cage match
6/18 - w/Jay Youngblood lost the NWA Tag Team Championship to Jack & Jerry Brisco
10/3 - w/Jay Youngblood regained the NWA Tag Team Championship from Jack & Jerry Brisco
10/21 - w/Jay Youngblood lost the NWA Tag Team Championship to Jack & Jerry Brisco
11/24 Starrcade 1983 - w/Jay Youngblood regained the NWA Tag Team Championship from Jack & Jerry Brisco
12/25 - Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood were stripped of the tag team titles when Ricky retired

1984
4/21 - won the U.S. Title from Dick Slater
6/24 - lost the U.S. Title to Wahoo McDaniel
11/29 Starrcade - lost to TV Champion Tully Blanchard

1985
3/1 Wrestlemania - beat Matt Borne
5/11 Saturday Night's Main Event # 1 - Barry Windham, Mike Rotundo, & Ricky Steamboat beat The Iron Shiek, Nikolai Volkoff & George Steele
11/2 SNME # 3 - beat Mr. Fuji
11/7 Wrestling Classic - 1st round: Ricky Steamboat beat Davey Boy Smith due to injury
11/7 Wrestling Classic - Quarterfinals: Randy Savage pinned Ricky Steamboat

1986
1/4 SNME # 4 - Ricky Steamboat & Junkyard Dog beat Mr. Fuji & Don Muraco
4/7 Wrestlemania 2 - beat Hercules Hernandez
5/3 SNME # 6 - Jake Roberts and Ricky Steamboat didn't wrestle because Roberts injured Steamboat before the match
10/4 SNME # 7 - beat Jake Roberts

1987
2/21 SNME # 10 - beat The Iron Sheik
3/29 Wrestlemania III - beat Randy Savage to win the Intercontinental Championship
5/2 SNME # 11 - beat Hercules by DQ
6/2 lost the Intercontinental Championship to the Honky Tonk Man
11/26 Survivor Series - Jim Duggan, Brutus Beefcake, Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat & Jake Roberts beat I-C Champ Honky Tonk Man, Harley Race, Hercules Hernandez, Danny Davis, & Ron Bass

1988
1/24 Royal Rumble - beat Rick Rude by DQ
3/27 Wrestlemania IV - WWF Title Tournament Round 1: Greg Valentine pinned Ricky Steamboat

1989
2/15 Clash of the Champions # 5: St. Valentine's Day Massacre - beat Bob Bradley
2/20 Chi-Town Rumble - beat Ric Flair to win the NWA World Championship
4/2 COC #6: Ragin' Cajun - Best of 3 Falls for the NWA World Title: Champ Ricky Steamboat beat Ric Flair 2-1
5/7 Music City Showdown - lost the NWA World Championship to Ric Flair
7/14 COC #7: Guts and Glory - beat Terry Funk by DQ
7/23 Great American Bash - lost to U.S. Champ Lex Luger by DQ

1991
8/26 SummerSlam - Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith & Kerry Von Erich beat The Warlord & Power & Glory

9/19 Clash of Champions XVII - w/Dustin Rhodes won the WCW World Tag Team Titles from Larry Zbysko & Arn Anderson
12/29 - Starrcade: Ricky Steamboat & Todd Champion beat Cactus Jack & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker

1992 - present is on the following page

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