Steve Williams

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Real Name - Steve Williams
Birthdate - 5/14/60
6'1" 265 lbs. - Norman, Oklahoma

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Wrestling, (University of Oklahoma), Football (USFL)

Teachers - Ali Baba, Billy Starr

Professional background - Mid-South/UWF(`82-`87), New Japan(`86-`89), NWA(`87-`90), All Japan(`90-), UWF(`91), WCW(`92), UWF(`94), ECW(`96-`97), WWF(`98), WCW(`99)

Groups - Varsity Club, Team 2000, Black-Ship

Career Highlights -
- Forms a popular tag team with Ted DiBiase in Mid-South
- Defeats Big Bubba Rogers to win and become the last holder of the UWF World Heavyweight title
- Teams with Terry Gordy to win the AJPW Tag titles for their first of five reigns
- Ends the nearly two year reign of Mitsuharu Misawa to win All Japan's Triple Crown
- Teams with Terry Gordy to become the NWA Tag Champions defeating the Steiners

Finisher(s) -
- Dangerous Back Suplex
- Doctor Bomb
- Oklahoma Stampede

Favorites -
- Gourdbuster
- Press Slam
- Shoulder Tackle
- Powerslam
- Lariat

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 8
science - 4
aerial - 1
power - 10
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 6
bumping - 5
heat - 8
carrying - 6
push - 8
legacy - 6

Serious Injuries - ACL (Requied Surgery)

Place in History - Steve Williams has accomplished so much in professional wrestling it is a surprise he's still grinding along past 2000. In the 80s he was one of the premier big men, who could work exceptionally well. Just when Williams seemed to be peaking, he headed to Japan and got better. Jumping to All Japan in 1990, "Dr. Death" became one of the gaijins in the country. As a single, Williams had great success, but he found even more as a tag partner. Teaming with former Mid-South star and fellow top-notch big man, Terry Gordy, the two became the 90s version of Hansen & Brody. Dubbed the "Miracle Violence Combo," Doc and Gordy were perpetually the Double Tag Team title holders and Tag League winners. After Gordy's medical problems, Williams struggled and never quite regained his footing. Forgettable visits to ECW, WWF and WCW soured Americans to Dr. Death's once highly regarded abilities. Infrequent visits to All Japan have seen a broken down Steve Williams unable to deal with the physical style that made him an international star. One of wrestling's greatest near three-hundred pounders is Steve "Dr. Death" Williams.