In the late 90s, Giant Warrior began wrestling as Tiger Steele. Tiger Steele became widely popular throughout Europe; below are some of his lesser known matches as Tiger Steele for Shawn Michaels’s TWA in San Antonio. Giant Warrior (formerly Tiger Steele): I started doing Tiger Steele to reinvent myself while I was living in South Africa because I had wrestled there for such a long time as Giant Warrior that I had been overexposed in all of the major cities. With the help of Paul Lloyd (Justin Gabriel’s father, Pink Panther), we developed the character of Tiger Steele. I wrestled as Tiger Steele in South Africa, Europe, and Mexico; after returning to the US I wrestled for Shawn Michaels’s TWA in San Antonio. Tiger Steele vs. Paul Diamond
Tiger Steele and Paul Diamond brutalize each other outside of the ring until Paul Diamond is finally disqualified for abusively bludgeoning Tiger Steele with a kendo stick while he is on the ground.
Giant Warrior (formerly Tiger Steele): This was the first company that I worked with in the US as Tiger Steele. This was the first in a series of matches for Venom’s TWA heavyweight title. Eventually, I won the TWA title from Venom; however, when I was presenting the belt to Shawn Michaels during the celebration of his becoming commissioner of TWA through my win, I turned on Shawn and gave the title back to Venom, giving him control of TWA.
Hardcore Match: Spanky vs. Tiger Steele pt. 1
Hardcore Match: Spanky vs. Tiger Steele pt. 2
Tiger Steele and Spanky engage in a hardcore match involving a metal trash can, a folding table, a steel chair, and a brutal incident with an extension cord.
Giant Warrior (formerly Tiger Steele): This was my first match as a villain in TWA. Spanky (later known in WWE as Brian Kendricks) was just beginning his career in TWA. During hardcore matches, I’ve always liked if I can find an extension cord or tv cable to use because it is so brutal. When Spanky split my head open with the steel chair at the end of the match, I had to go to the emergency room to get staples.