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Steven 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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Born:
May 14, 1960 In Lakewood, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the movie Cooley High 1975-06-25
Latest Project:
Movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) 2020-02-05
Known For
Poster of WCW Beach Blast 1992
Poster of NWA The Great American Bash 1989
Poster of NWA Chi-Town Rumble
Poster of WCW Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem
Filmography
Movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Patrick Erickson 2020-02-05
Movie Velvet Buzzsaw VA Janitor 2019-02-01
Movie Glass Jaw Harry 2018-10-26
Movie It Leroy Hanlon 2017-09-06
Movie The Trust Cliff 2016-04-29
Movie The Stakelander Doc Earl 2016-10-14
Movie My Favorite Five Robert Colburn 2015-01-06
Movie Legends of Mid-South Wrestling Himself 2013-09-10
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer Master of Secrets 2013-02-27
Movie The Call Terrance (voice) 2013-03-14
Movie Christmas Twister Terry 2012-12-15
Movie 3 Musketeers Planchet 2011-10-25
Movie The Fear Chamber Captain Bradley 2009-05-19
Movie Adventures of Power Carlos 2008-01-20
Movie WWE: Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen Himself 2007-04-10
Movie Forfeit 2007-03-01
Movie Graves End Paul Rickman 2005-04-22
Movie Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Detec. Mike Burton 2005-10-16
Movie Dark Wolf Hartigan (as Stephen Williams) 2003-04-15
Movie L.A. Law: The Movie Albert Hutchinson 2002-05-12
Movie Route 666 Rabbit aka Fred 2001-10-30
Movie Crash and Byrnes Shannon 2000-12-12
Series L.A. Heat August Brooks 1999-03-15
Movie WCW Starrcade 1999 Himself 1999-12-19
Movie The Sender Lockwood 1998-06-22
Series Legacy 1998-10-09
Series Linc's Russell A. `Linc' Lincoln 1998-08-01
Movie The Omen Dr. Cornelius 1995-09-08
Movie Bloodfist VII: Manhunt Captain Doyle 1995-10-03
Movie Deep Red Det. Sgt. Eldon James 1994-03-12
Series WWE Raw Steve Williams 1993-01-11
Movie Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Creighton Duke 1993-08-13
Movie Dance with Death Demot 1992-01-01
Movie WCW Beach Blast 1992 Himself 1992-06-20
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1992 Himself 1992-07-12
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc 1992 Himself 1992-10-25
Movie WCW Starrcade 1992 Himself 1992-12-28
Series The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage 1991-03-31
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Satchel Paige 1990-10-15
Movie NWA WrestleWar 1989 Himself 1989-05-07
Movie NWA Chi-Town Rumble Himself 1989-02-20
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1989 Himself 1989-07-23
Movie NWA Halloween Havoc 1989 Himself 1989-10-28
Movie Under the Gun Gallagher 1988-04-25
Movie WCW Clash of the Champions II: Miami Mayhem "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1988-06-08
Movie WCW Clash of the Champions III: Fall Brawl "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1988-09-07
Movie NWA Starrcade 1988 Himself 1988-12-26
Series 21 Jump Street Captain Adam Fuller 1987-04-12
Movie Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Captain David Nester 1985-03-01
Movie House Cop #4 1985-12-06
Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie Bar Patron (segment "Time Out") 1983-06-24
Movie The Marva Collins Story McCloud 1981-12-01
Movie The Blues Brothers Trooper Mount 1980-06-17
Movie Dummy Julius Lang 1979-05-27
Movie Big Apple Birthday 1978-01-01
Movie Cooley High Jimmy Lee 1975-06-25