Steve Doll
Steven Dunn in 1994.jpg
Steve Doll in 1994, as Steven Dunn.
Birth nameSteven Lyle Doll
Born(1960-12-09)December 9, 1960
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 22, 2009(2009-03-22) (aged 48)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of deathBlood clot
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Steve Doll
Steve Dunn
Steven Dunn
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Billed fromPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Trained byFritz von Erich
DebutMay 1985

Steven Lyle Doll[1] (December 9, 1960 – March 22, 2009) 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

Early career (1985–1993)

Doll began training in 1984 with retired wrestlers Rick and John Davidson.[2] In May 1985, he debuted for Mid South Wrestling against Dick Slater in Shreveport, Louisiana. 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. 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.

World Wrestling Federation (1993–1995)

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. Their gimmick was essentially made as heel male strippers with thongs and bowties included. They were used primarily as an undercard tag team but feuded with The Bushwhackers on several episodes of Monday Night Raw. He left WWF in early 1995 along with King due to injuries.

World Championship Wrestling (1996)

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. He was a jobber who left the company later that year.

United States Wrestling Association (1996–1997)

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.

Later career (1997–2003)

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. He retired from wrestling in 2003.

Personal life

In May 2006, Doll was hospitalized after having a seizure related to an intestinal blockage.[3][4] He underwent successful surgery at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.[5]

On March 22, 2009, Doll died in his sleep[6] after a blood clot from his lung reached his heart; he was 48 years old.[7]

Championships and accomplishments

See also


  1. ^ "Steve Doll - OWW". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  2. ^ "Steven Lyle Doll Obituary (2009) The Dallas Morning News". Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  3. ^ "Heart and kidney failure claim Steve Doll". Slam Wrestling. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  4. ^ David, Sean. "Former Pro Wrestlers Steve Doll and Abismo Negro Die Over the Weekend". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  5. ^ "Former WWF Star Steve Doll Passes Away".
  6. ^ "Steve Doll fondly remembered". Slam Wrestling. 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  7. ^ "Update On Death of Steve Doll; Caused By Blood Clot".
  8. ^ Will, Gary; Duncan, Royal (2000). "Texas: NWA Texas Heavyweight Title [Von Erich]". Wrestling Title Histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  9. ^ "NWA Texas Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Rodgers, Mike (2004). "Regional Territories: PNW #16 Page #2".