In sad news today in the wrestling world, iconic WWF jobber "Iron" Mike Sharpe has passed away at the age of 64. The man best known for his legendary black forearm guard had been battling a number of health issues over the past few years and was found dead at his home in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
While Sharpe is known to most of us as the guy who made the other guys look good, he was a big talent in Gene Kiniski's NWA All Star Wrestling before making the jump to the World Wrestling Federation in 1983. He was originally managed by Captain Lou Albano and actually once challenged Bob Backlund for the title, but as the years went by and wrestling hit the mainstream, he was used in the jobber role that he's best known for.
Farewell to "Canada's Greatest Athlete".
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