Steve Rickard VIDEO Title History New Zealand Heavyweight title (3 times 1963, ’64, ’84); British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight title (8 times); NWA Australasian title (1964); Australasian Tag Team titles; Career Highlights Steve Rickard is a former policeman turned wrestler and wrestling promoter who bought the Hutt Park Hotel (in Wellington, NZ). Steve Rickard won the New Zealand Heavyweight title 3 times defeating Al Hobman, Peter Maivia and Siva Afi. Steve Richard won the British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship an incredible 8 times! 1964: Steve Rickard defeated Peter Maivia for the NWA Australasian Title in Auckland, New Zealand. Steve Rickard and Mark Lewin beat King Kamaka and Hiro Sasake for the Australasian Tag Team titles. Steve Rickard became the promoter the NWA New Zealand promotion. Early 1990s: Steve Rickard promoted the Main Event, a New Zealand TV Show that showcased local New Zealand talent. ~~~As well as international names such as the Nasty Boys, Siva Afi, The Bull (Mr. Hughes), The Terminator (Johnny Ace). ~~~As well as Lou Perez, the Mongolian Mauler, the Russian Brute, Al Green and more. 1991: Steve Rickard (the guest ring announcer) was viciously attacked by the Mongolian Mauler in the conclusion of a match. ~~~The Mongolian Mauler had just gotten pinned by Siva Afi in the finals of a tournament. October 2004: Steve Rickard is promoting a show on December 12 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. ~~~Featuring Barbarian, Honky Tonk Man, Dusty Wolfe and Warlord, and “the first cage match in Singapore in 10 Years”. 2005: Steve Rickard is currently living with his wife Lorraine in Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. ~~~He still runs the occassional wrestling show in Asia. April 5, 2015 – Steve Rickard passed away.