Steve Olsonoski

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Steve Olsonoski
Birth name Steven L. Olsonoski
Born (1953-07-03) July 3, 1953 (age 65)[1]
Edina, Minnesota[1]
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Steve O
Steve Olsonoski
Super Ninja
Super Ninja Go[1]
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight 230 lb (100 kg)[1]
Trained by Verne Gagne[1]
Debut 1978[1]
Retired 1991

Steven L. "Steve" Olsonoski (born July 3, 1953),[1] better known by the ring name Steve O, is a retired American professional wrestler[2] from Minnesota. He was considered one of the top junior heavyweights during the 1980s.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Steve Olsonoski, purportedly from Edina, Minnesota, began his wrestling career in the late 1970s in the American Wrestling Association. He was often described as an up-and-coming star.[3] He briefly teamed with Evan Johnson in the AWA, but his career progressed substantially as a solo wrestler. He wrestled off and on for the AWA through the 1980s.

Olsonoski, also known as Steve O., also wrestled for the National Wrestling Alliance in the early 1980s in the Georgia Championship Wrestling territory. While in Georgia he won the NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight Championship, the NWA National Heavyweight Championship, the NWA National Tag Team Championship and twice won the NWA National Television Championship. He later returned to worked for Verne Gagne in the American Wrestling Association.[3]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Steve O Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Jones defeats Bockwinkel". Milwaukee Sentinel. 5 June 1978. p. 2, Part 2. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Andrews, Michael (April 21, 2015). "Steve O. fondly remembers his former life as a wrestler". Canadian Online Explorer. SLAM! Sports. 
  4. ^ "NWA Georgia Television Championship history". 
  5. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 – 1991". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  6. ^ Pedicino, Joe; Solie, Gordon (hosts) (March 26, 1988). "Pro Wrestling This Week". Superstars of Wrestling. Atlanta, Georgia. Syndicated. WATL. 

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