Dick Steinborn, who won several titles across various NWA territories as well as WWC, passed away at the age of 86.
Heartbreaking news this morning, Dick Steinborn passes away at the age of 86. The son of Milo Steinborn (also a wrestler), Dick wrestler for 34 years, winning titles in the AWA and many other places, and was especially huge in California. Our deepest condolences to the family pic.twitter.com/02blkGlfWq— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) April 18, 2020
Steinborn wrestled for more than 30 years, traveling the world and competing against a number of noteworthy names throughout his career. Steinborn shared the ring with the likes of Dynamite Kid, Carlos Colon, Kerry Von Erich, Bob Orton Jr., Dory Funk Jr. and more.
In his career, Steinborn captured the WWC Junior Heavyweight, Caribbean Heavyweight, AWA World Tag Team, NWA Florida World Tag Team, Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championships and more. Steinborn, who is the son of former wrestler Heinrich “Milo” Steinborn, retired from in-ring competition in the mid-1980s.
Several people within wrestling have reacted to the news and shared their reactions on social media below:
Just heard the passing of Dick Steinborn one of the most gifted wrestling performers of all time. Tremendously talented and a good guy. If I had to compare, Dickie was an earlier version of @AJStylesOrg and even had time for this rookie in my first year. RIP Mr. Steinborn.— ----. ---------- (@DirtyDMantell) April 18, 2020
Godspeed, Dick Steinborn. Rest well, sir.— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) April 18, 2020
Pro wrestling has lost another great with the passing of Dick Steinborn at age 86. A master storyteller and a treasure trove of wrestling history, Dickie was an amazing mat technician and ring general. The ultimate good guy. pic.twitter.com/aZ0AM7vK7M— Mike Mooneyham (@ByMikeMooneyham) April 18, 2020
Damn the sadness this week never stops! Dick Steinborn passed away this morning. One of the "Greatest Workers" ever in our industry, & a great ring general. R.I.P. my friend--— Les Thatcher (@LesThatcher) April 18, 2020
Fightful sends its condolences to Steinborn's family and loved ones.