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142.  Steve Keirn

Although we kind of found the “Skinner” character a guilty pleasure, it was hardly a reflection of the great career of Steve Keirn.

Keirn was a star in Florida where his technical skills and rugged good looks made him popular with the fans.  With his excellent wrestling acumen Keirn excelled in tag team competition and brought out the best of his opponents and various partners alike.  Keirn was still an excellent solo competitor and was one of those wrestlers who could be said could have a good match with a broomstick.

His run in the WWF was hardly memorable as the tobacco chewing swamp man, Skinner, but when given the chance he was still putting on great matches.  As a road agent and trainer in FCW, he could yet receive his due from the WWE that he didn’t quite receive accurately when he wrestled there.

Should Steve Keirn be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 2.8%
No way! - 8.3%

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  • Other Aliases: Skinner
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Tampa, Florida)
  • Key Championships Held: AWA Southern Heavyweight
    AWA Southern Tag Team (17) (14w/Stan Lane, 2w/Bill Dundee, 1w/Terry Taylor)
    CWA International Tag Team w/Ron Starr
    CWA World Tag Team (2) w/Stan Lane
    NWA Florida Heavyweight (5)
    NWA Florida Tag Team (12) (9w/Mike Graham, 1w/Bob Backlund, 1w/Jimmy Garvin, 1w/Brian Blair)
    NWA Florida Television
    NWA Georgia Heavyweight
    NWA Georgia Tag Team w/Mr. Wrestling
    NWA Mid American Heavyweight
    NWA National Television (Georgia) (2)
    NWA North American Tag Team (Florida) w/Mike Graham
    NWA Southern Heavyweight (Florida) (2)
    NWA United States Tag Team (Florida) (5) 3w/Mike Graham, 2w/Stan Lane
    USWA Tag Team w/Stan Lane
  • Why they will get in: He is a big part of FCW and thus is still on the WWE payroll.
  • Why they won't get in: The Skinner does not seem like a Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Wins the United States Tag title with Mike Graham over the Valiant Brothers (1/25/78)
    2.  Wins his first NWA Florida Title over the Spoiler (10/10/78)
    3.  Defeats Baron Von Raschke to win the Georgia Heavyweight Belt (8/15/80)
    4.  Begins successful tag team with Stan Lane as the Fabulous Ones (1982)
    5.  Showed the WWF audience what he was capable of in an IC title shot on PPV against Bret Hart (12/3/91)

Should Steve Keirn be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 2.8%
No way! - 8.3%

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0 #1 Millie 2016-08-11 19:24
Why is STEVE KEIRN NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME?
Long overdue!
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