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Steven Williams

"Dr Death"

Steven Williams

(1960 – 2009)

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Steven Williams

Steven Williams
(1960 – 2009)

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Steven Williams

(1960 – 2009)
About Steven
This is a tribute to Steven Williams, better known by his ring name "Dr. Death". Steve Williams, was an American professional wrestler and former collegiate football and wrestling star at the University of Oklahoma.
It was during the 1990s that Williams arguably had his most success. He worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling and became a main eventer for the company, making him one of the most successful foreign athletes in Japanese wrestling history. He also sporadically wrestled in the U.S. on the independent circuit. Incredibly through his tag team appearances in WCW and success on the independent circuit in the 1990s, Williams went unpinned on U.S. soil for over a decade. That run was brought to an end during
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one of his appearances in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). After defeating Axl Rotten in approximately 2 minutes, Williams had an impromptu ECW World Title match, but lost to the then champion Raven. The loss happened in February 1997 at ECW Crossing the Line Again.
In 1998, Williams was signed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) prior to the "Brawl for All" competition which was set up in legitimate fights. He was expected to win the competition, but after beating Pierre Carl Ouellet in the first round, he was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Bart Gunn, suffering a major injury in the process. Following the event, Williams was involved in a brief angle where he was managed by Jim Ross before Williams
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was released. During his time with Ross he would attack people with suplexes.
In 1999, Williams appeared briefly in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) again with Oklahoma as his manager in a feud with Vampiro, as a result of this feud, he wrestled against Jerry Only from the Misfits on an 1999 episode of WCW Monday Nitro in a steel cage match. He went back to All Japan Pro Wrestling in 2002 and wrestled a couple of matches for WWE in 2003 against Lance Storm. In late 2003, he was involved with the independent promotion Major League Wrestling (MLW) and also wrestled for the new NWA Mid-Atlantic, where he won their title in one of the first professional wrestling events in China.
In 2004 he was beaten in
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an MMA match by Alexey Ignashov in just 22 seconds at a K1 event in Japan. This defeat ended Steve Williams brief MMA career.
In 2004, Williams underwent surgery for throat cancer and was declared cancer-free the next year. He 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 Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) developmental territory. While acting in that capacity he made a few appearances on OVW television "helping out" fellow Oklahoma wrestler Jake Hager and briefly working as his tag team partner. He also made an appearance at an August 30 Raw brand house show, sitting ringside, during which he
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addressed the crowd and announced how happy he was to be "four years cancer free."
In 2007, he appeared at a taping of Harley Race's World League Wrestling in West Plains, Missouri, signing autographs and giving a brief speech about his battle with cancer and his newfound Christian faith.
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 the ring after 27 years. Williams' final American match took place August 15 in Colorado Springs, Colorado for Asylum Championship Wrestling.
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He defeated Franco D'Angelo for the ACW Heavyweight Championship, which he vacated after the match.
His final match was held on October 25 in Tokyo.
The throat cancer eventually returned and Williams's health gradually worsened. On December 29, 2009, Williams passed at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver as a result of the throat cancer. He was 49 years old. This memorial is dedicated to the life of Steve Williams. May he rest in peace.
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Steven Williams

This is a tribute to Steven Williams, better known by his ring name "Dr. Death". Steve Williams, was an American professional wrestler and former collegiate football and wrestling star at the University of Oklahoma.
It was during the 1990s that Williams arguably had his most success. He worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling and became a main eventer for the company, making him one of the most successful foreign athletes in Japanese wrestling history. He also sporadically wrestled in the U.S. on the independent circuit. Incredibly through his tag team appearances in WCW and success on the independent circuit in the 1990s, Williams went unpinned on U.S. soil for over a decade. That run was brought to an end during...

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