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By Mike Johnson on 9/5/2017 6:45 AM

One of the Greatest Wrestlers of All-Time, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat comes to San Antonio on September 8


The title Enter the Dragon will have a new meaning on Friday, September 8 at Turner Club, 5555 Duffek Drive in Kirby (San Antonio, Texas) as World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Ricky" The Dragon" Steamboat comes to River City Wrestling (RCW) for a spectacular live event. The event begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening to the general public at 7:30 p.m. and Early Bird VIP starting at 6:45 p.m.


Tickets start at just $20 and can be purchased at RCW's website,


As mentioned, Steamboat will make a rare live appearance. Steamboat, a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, appears regularly on television, in print, and in videos. He is recognized by over 20 million U.S. wrestling fans. Ricky Steamboat is the only professional wrestler to have ever held every major championship wrestling belt in the United States, except the WWE World Championship Belt. Ricky has never been granted an opportunity to compete for the WWE World Championship Belt.


Hawaiian born, son of an English father and Japanese mother, Ricky attended Vern Gagne's School of Wrestling in Minneapolis. He has competed professionally for 17 years and has been the 1979 Mid-Atlantic Champion; the 1977 NWA Television Champion; the 1979 Heavyweioght Champion; and the World Tag Team Champion, from 1979-1983. With appearances in 44 states, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia, the Bahamas and Canada, Ricky is a worldwide star.


Aside from wrestling fame, Ricky held the 1982 Mr. North Carolina Bodybuilding Championship. Eager to share his knowledge, Ricky and his wife, Bonnie, opened Steamboat's Mid-Atlantic Gym in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1984. Ricky, a versatile performer, was a cast member on the "A-Team" and a special guest star on "Sidekicks" (Walt Disney Studios). He has also starred in over 20 wrestling videos. In addition, he is involved in numerous top selling product endorsements. Sensitive, empathic, and selfless, Ricky visits hospitals, children's centers and other rehabilitative settings. He also participates in annual fund raising events for Muscular Dystrophy and United Cereberal Palsy.


Ricky's popularity as a performer and entertainer helped draw a world record crowd of 93,173 to the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan on March 27th 1987 for Wrestlemania III. 


In addition to the legendary Steamboat, "The Monster" Abyss will face Ethan Carter III (EC3) in a Street Fight! Both of these stars can be seen each week on national television on the cable channel Pop for GFW Impact Wrestling. At the July RCW event, EC3 cheated his way to victory over The Monster, feigning an injury and then rolling up an unsuspecting Abyss for the win. Abyss is known for his hardcore brutality and challenged EC3 to an "anything goes" Street Fight on September 8.


There will also be five additional wrestling matches including a six-way match for the vacant RCW Championship.


Follow RCW at rcwforever on Twitter and Facebook! For directions, call (210) 227-4412. This event is sponsored by The Roof Doctor.