In the realm of professional wrestling, the storied career of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat is often celebrated, yet there remains a conspicuous absence from his accolades, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson recently delved into the potential reasons behind Steamboat’s notable omission from the WCW world title scene.
During a recent episode of his podcast ARN, Arn Anderson emphasised the critical role of having the right support system in propelling a wrestler towards championship glory. He posited that Steamboat might have lacked the necessary backing during a transitional period in the wrestling business, particularly in the face of significant changes in WCW’s main event landscape in 1994, marked by the arrival of the iconic Hulk Hogan.
He didn’t have the right guy pushing him and pushing for him. You’re getting towards the end of Ricky’s career, and the complexity of the business is changing.
Noted Anderson, shedding light on the intricacies that may have influenced Steamboat’s championship pursuits. Steamboat’s quest for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship became intertwined with his enduring rivalry with the legendary Ric Flair. A unique turn of events unfolded when both competitors simultaneously pinned each other, resulting in the title being declared vacant. However, Steamboat’s subsequent rematch with Flair ended in defeat, paving the way for Hogan’s triumphant ascent to the championship throne at the Bash At The Beach event.
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