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The W - Pro Wrestling - RIP "Dr. Death" Steve Williams
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54
Another one a grew up watching. He was only 49. Jeez.

Steve 'Dr. Death' Williams Passes Away (PWInsider)

I watched him the UWF, I watched him in the NWA... and I caught some of his legendary matches in Japan as well (albiet much later). Cancer is just an awful, awful illness. Just terribly sad.

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I wouldn't have ever imagined we'd lose both members of the awesome Miracle Violence Connection within a few years and in such a short time.


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Matt Tracker

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One of the first monster wrestlers I could remember. He was huge, bearded, and strong like a bull. I had no idea he was breaking necks with the Doctor Driver on foreign soil. I only saw the Oklahoma Slam, a move that's now a full quarter of Batista's moveset. He set a precedent for a young Mister Tracker, and he was a hard act to follow.

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Who will keep Lucha population in America in-check now?

Another legendary All Japan Wrestling alumni is gone and in the same year as Misawa. That Death Driver was wicked and set a precedent for drop-you-on-your-head backdrops in wrestling. Goodbye you thick-necked killer gaijin.

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Wow. Sad. I can still remember him vs Reggie White when both were in the USFL.


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Steve Williams and the rest of the UWF was the first non Verne wrestling I got to see live when I kind of "came back" to watching wrestling as a young adult.

He and Eddie Gilbert and, to a lesser extent, the Freebirds and the Von Erichs, were my first look at a promotion other than the AWA and early WWF (which I had only seen on TV up to that time).

I saw Dr Death take on Big Bubba (Ray Traylor) live and it was almost as good as seeing the Bruiser and Crusher when I was a kid. I was more or less hooked for the next 20 years or so.

too bad. So young. I was surprised he was only 49.

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He did great work in and outside of the ring. He will certainly be missed by his loved ones, and also by those who admired his work.

Thank God for the digital age though, which means we can go onlien and re-live some of Steve's best work.


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I remember thinking he deserved better than his brief WWF run in 97-98...and definitely better than his run with "Oklahoma" in 2000 WCW.

I caught some of his UWF stuff on ESPN2 every now and then...classic.

RIP, Dr. Death. Another good old-school one gone too soon.

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Due to lack of cable, I never got to enjoy a lot of his 80's/90's matches, but really liked what I saw and he had one of the *best* nicknames ever. R.I.P.

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His pressing of Gordy into the roof of the WarGames cage at the 89 Bash is an image that I will never forget.


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I got to see Dr. Death first on the older TBS shows in the mid/late 80's. I did really like a lot of the Varsity Club stuff too, will never forget him pressing Gordy into the Wargames cage at Bash 89. RIP

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Steve Williams and the rest of the UWF was the first non Verne wrestling I got to see live when I kind of "came back" to watching wrestling as a young adult.

I'd say something similar. Growing up in the northeast we only had WWF in my early years until WCCW started being shown on Saturday mornings. Then one of the channels started showing a different program each weekday right when I got home from school, and UWF was shown one day per week. (I think the rest was NWA stuff.) I think Williams might have even been the UWF champ then, but I remember thinking he (and the UWF in general) was pretty bad-assed.


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.87
With Big Bubba Rogers, Terry Gordy and now Dr. Death gone, that leaves the One Man Gang as the only remaining UWF Heavyweight Champion.
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