Thursday, February 28, 2008

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong (born Steve James) is a professional wrestler and is the son of the legendary "Bullet" Bob Armstrong. He has three brothers that also wrestle: Scott, Brad and Brian.

Steve Armstrong started wrestling in 1983 in the Alabama-based "Southeast Championship Wrestling". He formed a team called the "Rat Patrol" with Johnny Rich and they feuded with Ron Fuller's Stud Stable (Jerry Stubbs and Arn Anderson).

Steve formed a team with Tracy Smothers in "Florida Championship Wrestling" in 1987 called The Southern Boys. They won the Tag Team Titles and feuded with "The New Breed" (Chris Champion and Sean Royal). They went back to Continental Championship Wrestling (formerly SCW) and feuded with Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden over the Tag Team Titles.

In 1990, they went to World Championship Wrestling and feuded with The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin). In 1991, they changed their name to The Young Pistols and they became heels and won the U.S. Tag Team Titles.

In 1992-1993, Steve wrestled in the WWF as Lance Cassidy. He competed in some house shows and defeated Skinner.

Steve returned to WCW and formed a tag team with his brother Scott called "The James Boys" as they used their real last name of James. They were primarily used as jobbers.

He then went on to wrestle in the independents, including Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Steve also continued to promote wrestling shows in Pensacola Florida, which gained local fame and even television exposure. After a short hiatus, Steve's South Eastern Pro Wrestling promotion returned in January 2003, with Steve co-hosting the weekly program with wrestling announcer Taylor Mcknight. The show basically highlighted the local indy scene, including matches with The Armstrongs themselves. In June 2003, Steve won the South Eastern Pro Championship in Milton Florida, by defeating the gigantic Bull Horton. The promotion folded shortly afterward, however is remembered by video tape footage and wrestling collectors.

In 2005, Steve could be found wrestling in the independent promotions in Georgia and Alabama. In 2007 Steve retired from wrestling and currently lives in Pensacola, Florida.

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