Steve Doll

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Steve Doll
Steven Dunn in 1994.jpg
Steve Doll in 1994, as Steven Dunn
Birth name Steven Lyle Doll
Born (1960-12-09)December 9, 1960[1]
Dallas, Texas[1]
Died March 22, 2009(2009-03-22) (aged 48)[1]
Nashville, Tennessee[1]
Cause of death Blood clot
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Steve Doll
Steven Dunn
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg)
Billed from Portland, Oregon
Debut May 1985

Steven Lyle Doll (December 9, 1960 – March 22, 2009)[1] was an American professional wrestler, best known for his tenure in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Steven Dunn in the tag team Well Dunn.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Doll began training in 1984 with retired wrestlers Rick and John Davidson. In May 1985, he wrestled his first match against Dick Slater in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He wrestled for Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) from 1987 to 1992, winning a total of four Pacific Northwest Heavyweight titles and eighteen Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles in teams with Scott Peterson, Jimmy Jack Funk, Crush, The Grappler, and Rex King. With Peterson, Doll formed The Southern Rockers in 1987. Rex King joined him in the Southern Rockers when Scott Peterson left wrestling in 1989. As a tag team they wrestled together for over a decade, including when they signed together with the WWF, becoming known as Steven Dunn and Timothy Well, known then as Well Dunn.

He was half of a jobber tag team that wrestled the Blade Runners (Sting and Warrior) in their first match in the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) in 1985.

Steve Doll joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1993 alongside his Southern Rocker teammate Rex King, and they became known as Well Dunn (Steven Dunn and Timothy Well) and were managed by Harvey Wippleman. They were used primarily as an undercard tag team but feuded with The Bushwhackers on several episodes of Monday Night Raw.

Steve Doll was wrestling The Mauler on WCW Monday Nitro when Scott Hall debuted in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) to start the nWo angle on May 27, 1996.

Doll went to the United States Wrestling Association as Steven Dunn. He defeated Doomsday for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. He was the last wrestler to hold that distinction until the USWA folded in 1997.

Post USWA he went on to form a well regarded tag team with Reno Riggins known as The Tennessee Volz. They primarily competed in Music City Wrestling, which was syndicated throughout the United States, but would also appear in various promotions in KY, TN and IN. Their matches and promos on Music City Wrestling television were often the highlight of the program.

Doll went to the New Age Wrestling Alliance, in 1999, teaming up with Adam Rose. they defeated the tag team champions, CJ Stardust and Chris Alexander, in Crossville Tennessee.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2006, Doll was hospitalized after having a seizure related to an intestinal blockage. He underwent successful surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.[2]

On March 22, 2009, Doll died after a blood clot from his lung reached his heart; he was 48 years old.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Ring Around The Northwest Newsletter
    • Tag Team of the Year (1987–1989) with Scott Peterson[4]
    • Wrestler of the Year (1991)[4]

See also[edit]