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  1. Richard Henry Blood Jr. (born July 7, 1987) is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Richie Steamboat.He is known for wrestling in WWE's developmental territories Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT, and was the second FCW Grand Slam Champion having won the Florida Heavyweight Championship, Florida Tag Team Championship, and Jack Brisco 15 Championship

  2. Alter egos: Ricky Steamboat Jr. a.k.a. Richie Steamboat. Roles: Singles Wrestler (2008 - 2012) WWE Development Wrestler (2010 - 2013) Beginning of in-ring career: 25.07.2008. End of in-ring career:

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    Training and early career

    Blood trained with George South in Charlotte, North Carolina for several months. He later trained with Harley Racefor approximately four months. Blood made his professional wrestling debut on July 25, 2008, using the ring name 'Ricky Steamboat, Jr.', when he defeated George South, Jr. at a Premiere Wrestling Showcase. The following month, Steamboat debuted for the Exodus Wrestling Alliance, when he defeated Mr. Florida to win the EWA Florida Heavyweight Championship on August 9. Just under a...

    Overseas

    Blood lived and trained at the Pro Wrestling Noah Dojo in Japan for three months, beginning in January 2009. He made his Pro Wrestling Noah debut under the name 'Ricky Steamboat, Jr.' on January 23, 2009, in a loss to Makoto Hashi. On February 15, Steamboat teamed with Buchanan in a loss to Akira Taue and Taiji Ishimori. Three days later, Steamboat, Buchanan, and Roderick Strong were defeated by Kotaro Suzuki, Mohammed Yone, and Takeshi Rikio. On February 21, Naomichi Marufuji and Atsushi Aok...

    World Wrestling Entertainment

    Blood signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in December 2009, and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental territory. Blood debuted in FCW on February 18, 2010, under the ring name 'Richie Steamboat' and lost to Heath Slater in his first match for the promotion. His first victory in FCW came at the television tapings on February 25, when he defeated Donny Marlow. He went on to wrestle against Derrick Bateman, Wade Barrett, Curt Hawkins, Al...

    Blood's father, Richard Blood, Sr., is also a professional wrestler, known as Ricky Steamboat. Blood began participating in amateur wrestling at the age of five. Blood often competed against Reid Fliehrin wrestling competitions during his high school years. Blood won four state titles and two national titles in amateur wrestling, and was a member of the Ohio All-Star team. He was offered a place on the Junior Olympic wrestling team, but turned it down. Blood also played football in high school as a linebacker and tight end, and played four years of varsity football at Lake Norman High School. Blood has completed two years of a college course in International Business, and plans to return to finish his degree.

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  3. Professional wrestling career Early career (1976–1977) Ricky debuted in 1976 as a babyface in the American Wrestling Association (AWA). He took the name Sam Steamboat Jr. from older Hawaiian wrestler Sam Steamboat, to whom he is not actually related, and he also wrestled for a time under his real given name before settling on the name Ricky Steamboat (or, alternately, Rick Steamboat), by ...

    • February 28, 1953
  4. Ricky Steamboat has been the special referee in main event matches between John Cena, Triple H, and/or Edge at WWE house shows. In 2006 at the Raw SummerSlam Tour in Sydney, Australia, he was a referee for a match between Cena and Edge for the WWE Championship.

    • 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
    • 1976
  5. This match is from the Highspots.com/PWS supershow from 12/6/08 in Charlotte, NC

  6. From NWA Fanfest 2008HighspotsWrestlingNetwork.com

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