I'm back and today's highlighted wrestler is "Doctor Death" Steve Williams
Steve Williams is a wrestler that is described perfectly by his nickname. "Dr. Death" made a career out of beating the every living hell out of his opponents. After a brief run for All Japan Pro Wrestling in the early 1980s, which included Williams teaming with fellow legend Terry Gordy against the Funks in Terry Funk's retirement match, Steve headed back to the states, competing for the UWF promotion, and amassing a long winning streak in the United States. However, Williams had his greatest success in the Land of the Rising Sun, specifically All Japan, where he had many great matches with the likes of Kenta Kobashi, Toshiaki Kawada, and Mitsuharu Misawa. In 1993, he and Kobashi met in an absolute war that almost saw Kobashi's head come off multiple times. In 1994, he ended the legendary first reign of Misawa, and at last became the Triple Crown Champion. His first challenge was Kobashi, whom he defeated once again. After losing the belts, he made his way to the WWF, where he was in line for a big push until the Brawl for All. After a brief and horrendous run in WCW, Steve returned to All Japan after the NOAH split, and competed once again for the Triple Crown, though he wouldn't regain it. Since 2003 or so, he battled throat cancer, and defeated it many times before it returned one last time, this time Steve couldn't fight if off. Steve passed away December 30th. Steve Williams will be remembered as one of the greatest gaijin competitors in the history of Japan. His Slams were hard hitting, specifically the Spinebuster and the Oklahoma Stampede. Many fell to his mighty Dr. Bomb, and the Homicide Backdrop is the stuff of nightmares.
Here he teams with Johnny Ace in a 5 star classic against Misawa & Kobashi
Here we go: Steve Williams & Johnny Ace vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi
From the spectacular September 1994 Triple Crown Title bout, and "Dr. Death" Steve Williams' first defense after ending Mitsuharu Misawa's legendary(and still record) reign as the Triple Crown Champion. Williams hauls Kobashi off the canvas, and plants him with an absolutely perfect Dr. Bomb.
Turnbuckle Homicide Backdrop
Here, Williams has Kenta Kobashi stunned, and goes for the Homicide Backdrop. Even though he's in the corner, he hauls Kobashi up, dropping him head and neck first into the top turnbuckle.
Probably the lesser known of Dr. Death Steve Williams' iconic Homicide Backdrops. This was the second in the now famous match between him and Kenta Kobashi. After taking one of the most horrific Homicide Backdrops in history, Williams goes for a second. As with the previous clip, Kobashi blocks, only to take an Enzu Lariat, and get brought right back in. The result: An amazingly brutal Homicide Backdrop.
Homicide Backdrop Hold
Dr. Death Steve Williams demonstrates one of his most effective moves, the Homicide Backdrop Hold. The Homicide Backdrop itself is pure devastation, but now with the pinfall attempt following immediately after, very few men have survived this beast.
Steve Williams With the Homicide Backdrop
Two legends who have since left our world way too soon. Mitsuharu Misawa is standing tall, but he loses sight of "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, and that's not the thing to do. Williams comes up behind him, and nails his famous Homicide Backdrop.
The Top 10 Moves of Doctor Death Steve Williams
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