Skip to comments.Former WWF star 'Iron' Mike Sharpe passes away (professional wrestler)
Posted on 01/18/2016 1:34:41 PM PST by EveningStar
We are sad to report that former WWF star "Iron" Mike Sharpe passed away over the weekend in Hamilton, Ontario. Sharpe, 64, was said to have been found in his apartment. We are told that he had been dealing with a number of health issues in recent years.
Sharpe, a second generation talent, was best known for his long run with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, where he was billed as "Canada's Greatest Athlete" and was a recurring performer for the company, losing TV and undercard matches on live events. Working heel, Sharpe consistently wore a leather band around his forearm, which he used to batter opponents and occasionally, load and use as a foreign object to secure victories.
While he was most seen by the most eyeballs in this lower level role, Sharpe had a long career after following his father Mike and Uncle Ben into the business (where they were huge stars, especially in Japan) and was trained by the late Dewey "Missing Link" Robertson.
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He looks like the typical WWF dogmeat foil opponent. RIP sir.
My favorite WWF “jobber”
RIP Iron Mike, Canada’s Greatest Athlete.
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Back in the 1980s, as it states in the article, Sharpe ran a wrestling school in Brick, NJ (central New Jersey, near Asbury Park, Seaside Heights.) I lived in the area at the time and attended local wrestling cards. “Iron Mike” would show up and have some of his students booked on these cards to get them some experience working in front of a live crowd. R.I.P. Iron Mike Sharpe.
One of my least favorite wrestlers as a kid, but that’s the way it was supposed to be, right? I remember his growl.
I can live with Dusty, Piper , Mr Perfect...but not Iron Mike passing away.
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