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Steve Williams

was an American professional wrestler, author, former collegiate football player, and amateur wrestler at the University of Oklahoma. Williams was known as "Dr. Death", a nickname he acquired in junior high school. Williams was a three-time professional wrestling world heavyweight champion, having won the UWF World Heavyweight Championship twice and the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship once. In addition to his singles success, Williams achieved notoriety in Japan in tag team competition, winning the World Tag Team Championship eight times with notable tag team partners Terry Gordy, and Vader. He also achieved great tag team success in North America, winning tag team titles in the Mid-South(UWF), World Championship Wrestling, and NWA United States Tag Team Championship as well as winning the World's Strongest Tag Determination League twice with Gordy and Mike Rotunda In 2004, Williams underwent surgery for throat cancer and was declared cancer-free the next year. His return match was against King Kaluha, who he defeated on August 27, 2005 at WrestleReunion 2.[6] According to promoter Sal Corrente, Williams was initially hesitant to work with King Kaluha but was ultimately appreciative about the choice of opponent. Williams made an appearance at a SmackDown! brand house show on March 11, 2006, in Alexandria, Louisiana, after which he was signed to help train up-and-coming WWE wrestlers in its Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) developmental territory. While acting in that capacity, he made a few appearances on OVW television, where he helped fellow Oklahoma wrestler Jake Hager and briefly working as his tag team partner. He also made an appearance at an August 30 Raw house show, during which he addressed the crowd and announced how happy he was to be cancer free for four years. Later, he made appearances for Oklahoma-based independent federation Sooner World Class Wrestling (SWCW).He also worked for Southwest Airlines in Colorado. After the death of longtime rival and friend Mitsuharu Misawa in June 2009, Williams made the decision to retire from wrestling after 27 years. Williams's final match took place August 15 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for Asylum Championship Wrestling. He defeated Franco D'Angelo for the ACW Heavyweight Championship, which he vacated after the match. Death The throat cancer eventually returned and Williams's health gradually worsened. His last public appearance was at the K&S Wrestlefest Wrestling Convention on December 12, 2009, in Carteret, New Jersey. On December 29, 2009, Williams died at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver from throat cancer. He was 49 years old.

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May 14, 1960 In Lakewood, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie WCCW Parade of Champions '85 1985-05-05
Latest Project:
Movie Raven vs Sandman Feud 2022
Known For
Poster of Courageous
Poster of Wrestling with Satan
Poster of Facing the Giants
Poster of WWE Raw
Movie Raven vs Sandman Feud Dr Death 2022
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 3 Dr Death Steve Williams 2015-04-28
Movie Legends of Mid-South Wrestling Himself 2013-09-10
Movie Courageous Victoria's Father 2011-09-30
Movie Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven Franky 2011-11-08
Movie Wrestling with Satan Himself 2009-04-18
Movie WWE: Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen Himself 2007-04-10
Movie Facing the Giants Larry Childers 2006-09-29
Movie MLW Revolutions Unknown 2003-05-09
Movie MLW War Games Unknown 2003-09-19
Movie MLW Rise of The Renegades Unknown 2003-07-26
Movie MLW Reloaded Unknown 2002-09-26
Movie MLW King of Kings Unknown 2002-12-20
Movie Firetrap Firefighter Chief Sheehan 2001-03-16
Movie AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Spectacular Unknown 2001-01-28
Movie WCW Mayhem 1999 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1999-11-21
Movie WCW Starrcade 1999 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1999-12-19
Movie ECW Crossing The Line Again "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1997-02-01
Movie AJPW October Giant Series 1997 - Day 18 Unknown 1997-10-21
Movie ECW The Doctor is In "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1996-08-03
Movie ECW When Worlds Collide 1996 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1996-09-14
Movie ECW High Incident "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1996-10-26
Series WCW Monday Nitro Unknown 1995-09-04
Movie UWF Blackjack Brawl "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1994-09-23
Series WWE Raw Steve Williams 1993-01-11
Movie AJPW Summer Action Series 1993 - Day 22 Unknown 1993-07-29
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XIX "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1992-06-22
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1992 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1992-07-12
Movie WCW Beach Blast 1992 Himself 1992-06-20
Movie WCW Starrcade 1992 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1992-12-28
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc 1992 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1992-10-25
Movie AJPW October Giant Series 1992 - Day 17 Unknown 1992-10-21
Movie UWF Beach Brawl "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1991-07-09
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions X: Texas Shootout "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1990-02-06
Movie NWA WrestleWar 1989: The Music City Showdown "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-05-07
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-04-02
Movie NWA Chi-Town Rumble "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-02-20
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions V: St. Valentine's Massacre "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-02-15
Movie NWA The Great American Bash '89: The Glory Days Himself 1989-07-23
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions VII: Guts & Glory "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-06-14
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions IX: New York Knockout "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-11-15
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc '89 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-10-28
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions VIII: Fall Brawl '89 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1989-09-12
Movie The 3rd Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1988-04-23
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions III: Fall Brawl '88 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1988-09-07
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions IV: Season's Beatings "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1988-12-07
Movie NWA Starrcade '88: True Gritt Himself 1988-12-26
Movie The First Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1986-04-19
Movie WCCW Parade of Champions '85 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1985-05-05
Movie WCCW Christmas Star Wars '85 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1985-12-25
Movie Rambo: First Blood Part II Lifer 1985-05-21