Richard Henry Blood, Sr. is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. He is known for being one of the few wrestlers to have stayed a Face for his entire career.
Awesome McCool Name: Just look above, the only reason he didn't use it when wrestling is that "Richard Blood" doesn't suit a career Face too well.
Badass: During the match at WCW Clash of the Champions XVII, November 19, 1991, where he and Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW World Tag Team ChampionsArn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko for the belts, Arn tried to rationalize what appeared to be a hopeless situation by saying, "He's just a man!"
Corpsing: In the profile for the Brisco Brothers (Jack and Jerry) in the book The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams, while discussing his and Jay Youngblood's matches with the Briscos, said, "You would not believe the number of times I had to stop from laughing. I'd be in the corner covering my mouth, but you could see my belly bouncing up and down."
He actually wanted to turn heel a few times, but bookers were unconvinced that he fans would buy him as a bad guy. He was reportedly told that even if he went out there with a chainsaw and sawed Hulk Hogan's arms off, the fans still wouldn't buy it. In fact, he's so likable that his real name (Richard Blood), an easy to use ring name, was changed to match his personality.
Flanderization: Originally nicknamed "The Dragon" due to his physical similarity to Bruce Lee. When he came back in 1991, he became an anthropomorphic dragon who breathed fire.
Lighter and Softer: During his second run in the NWA after his stint in the WWF, he was well known for having his wife and son at ringside with him during his matches, portraying himself as a settled family man. This arguably worked against him, as the idea of the happily staid babyface was becoming passe in the early 90s and he spent most of his tenure feuding with Ric Flair, he of the fast cars and faster women, who despite being the heel had the far more entertaining gimmick.
Charlie Brown from Outta Town: Los Dos Hombres, in mid-1993 WCW. It was supposed to have been Steamboat and Douglas under masks against the Hollywood Blondes ("Stunning" Steve Austin and "Flyin'" Brian Pillman), but Douglas had left/quit/been fired and Brad Armstrong was the second guy. For the cage match at WCW Slamboree 93, it was Tom Zenk.