Fabulous Ones


Real Names - Steve Keirn, Breck Stansfield Lane
Birthdates - n/a & 8/5/53
Keirn - 6' 215 lbs. - Tampa, FL
Lane - 6' 225 lbs. - Myrtle Beach, SC

Aliases - Skinner, Doink (II), The Evil Clown (Keirn); Breck Lane, Stanley Lane, Nature Boy Lane, Stan Flair (Lane)

Athletic background - Karate (Lane)

Teachers - Eddie Graham, Hiro Matsuda (Keirn); Ric Flair (Lane)

Professional background (together) - Memphis(`82-`85), AWA, SCW(`84), Florida(`86), USWA(`91)
Professional background [Keirn] - Mid-Atlantic(`75), Florida(`76-`79), Los Angeles(`79), Georgia(`80-`81), Florida(`81), Memphis(`81-`85), Florida(`87-`89), WWF(`93-`94), Indies(`93-)
Professional background [Lane] - Cont'l(`81), NWA/JCP(`87-`89), WCW(`89-`90), SMW(`92)

Peak Years - `82-`85

Career Highlights - m/a

Finisher(s) -
- Double DDT
- German Suplex (Keirn)
- Superkick (Lane)

Favorites -
- Flying Forearm (Keirn)
- Sunset Flip (Both)
- High Cross Body (Lane)
- Dropkick (Both)
- Punch (Both)

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7/6
science - 2/3
aerial - 3/3
power - 7/6
strikes - 7/7

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6/6
selling - 7/6
bumping - 7/5
carrying - 7/6
heat - 7
legacy - 6

Place in History - While some people might not know it, the Fabulous Ones were the heartthrob tag team that teams like the Rock-N-Roll Express, (Midnight) Rockers and the Fantastics were modeled after. Though they certainly don't look like those teams with what one might consider a rougher look, they clicked well with the Memphis crowd in the early 80s in a big way. Managed by, oddly enough, Jim Cornette, the Fabs were Southern Tag champions over a dozen times and feuded with all the heel teams: the Interns, the Moondogs, Bobby Eaton & Duke Myers and especially the Sheepherders. In the early 80s, they were an exciting young team with a high-speed offense and simple psychology that the Memphis fans enjoyed. After they sort of settled in their role, the Fabs were surpassed by the aforementioned "copycat" teams who were dazzling fans in Mid-South, the Carolinas and the AWA. Out of the four teams the Fabulous Ones would be hard-pressed to have had the amazing popularity of the RNRs, the national appeal of the Rockers or the working ability of the Fantastics, but they certainly were the innovators and that means something. Steve Keirn was a top flight junior in the late 70s and was a player in New Japan before Tiger Mask hit, he had forgettable runs in the WWF that have made newer fans not realize his once great ability and he now runs a wrestling school in Florida. Stan Lane went on to be in second incarnations of both the Midnight Express in WCW and the Heavenly Bodies in Smoky Mountain and did well in both.