#28 Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat

Wrestlemania I: defeated Matt Borne
Wrestlemania 2: defeated Hercules
Wrestlemania III: defeated Intercontinental Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Wrestlemania IV: lost to Greg “the Hammer” Valentine
Wrestlemania XXV: lost to Chris Jericho in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match

Won Intercontinental Championship

Ricky Steamboat competed in the first four Wrestlemanias. The fact that he was on the first Wrestlemania means that he was apart of why this tradition has now continued on for 30 years. Steamboat also impressed fans as he returned for one last Wrestlemania bout when he turned back the clock versus Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 25. Lastly, the reason Ricky Steamboat is most associated with Wrestlemania is that he was apart of one if not the greatest Wrestlemania match versus Randy Savage. Steamboat came out the victor on that night winning the coveted Intercontinental Championship. We were robbed of the rematch at Wrestlemania IV as Steamboat lost to Valentine in the WWE Championship Tournament but it would have added to Steamboat’s Wrestlemania legacy. Steamboat consistently had good matches on the Grandest stage but to many fans he will be remembered for one match which is testament to his talent as one of the all-time greats.


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