As I stood backstage talking with several wrestlers at MCW Pro Wrestling's show in Joppa, Md., July 15, WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat walked by and made eye contact with us.

In a customary show of respect, we introduced ourselves and shook the hand of the legendary former NWA World Champion and WWE Intercontinental Champion. Rather than walking away after the greeting, however, Steamboat engaged us in conversation.