August 11, 2007—NWA Legends Show: Steve “Dr. Death” Williams defeated “Hacksaw” Butch Reed…
October 13, 2007–USPW: “Dr. Death” Steve Williams defeated Jeremy Young with the Oklahoma Stampede..
November 2007: The WWE decided to no longer use Steve “Dr. Death” Williams as a trainer at the OVW Camp..
November 2007: Steve Williams started helping to train wrestlers for Fusion Pro Wrestling in Denver, Colorado..
December 9, 2007–Pro Wrestling Syndicate: “The Cold Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto beat “Dr. Death” Steve Williams…
February 2, 2008–Sooner World Class Wrestling: Steve “Dr. Death” Williams defeated Luscious Larry
February 9, 2008–Fusion Pro Wrestling: Steve Williams & Paul Diamond defeated Billy V & Jeff McAllister. ..
February 16, 2008–Sooner World Class Wrestling: “Dr. Death” Steve Williams defeated “Hacksaw” Butch Reed..
September 2008: Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, at 48, has decided to retire from active wrestling…
December 29, 2009: Steve Williams passed away at the age of 49 after a very long battle with cancer..
Dave Meltzer wrote (On December 30): We are sorry to report the death of Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, an international star who was considered one of the top wrestlers in the world during the late 80s and early 90s, after a lengthy battle with cancer.Williams, known in his heyday as one of the physically toughest men ever to compete in the industry, was 49. He passed away last night. He had been battling the disease for a number of years, first apparently beating it even with great odds against him. It came back this year and his health had worsened in the last few months.
Williams formed two of the world’s best tag teams with the late Terry Gordy and with Ted DiBiase Sr., as well as a notable team with current WWE Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. He was in particular a major star in the 90s for All Japan Pro Wrestling. He was recruited into pro wrestling by Bill Watts and was the 1982 Rookie of the Year.
Watts discovered him at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a star lineman on the football team and a four-time All-American heavyweight wrestler. Many of his peers in wrestling over the years had believed if he had not played college football and concentrated on wrestling, that he would have been a strong candidate for an Olympic gold medal in 1984 or 1988.
May 14, 1960 in Colorado
Height and Weight
6'2" 275 lbs
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