Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chief Jay Strongbow Passes Away

Sad to report that one of the all time greats in the history of wrestling, Chief Jay Strongbow, real name, Joe Scarpa has passed away on April 3rd 2012, at the age of 83. Strongbow was a former World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champion and a true Hall of Fame Caliber Wrestler. The news was broken by Jim Ross earlier today.

Chief Jay Strongbow Passes Away at Age of 83

Joe Scarpa, known as Chief Jay Strongbow, made his professional wrestling debut in 1947, but he would be best known for his stint of the World Wrestling Federation, as Chief Jay Strongbow. The Chief held the World Wide Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles on four separate occasions throughout his year. He would never hold singles gold in the World Wrestling Federation, although he had unsuccessful title bids against the likes of Superstar Billy Graham and the Iron Shiek.

Strongbow would be phased out during the era of Hulk Hogan, becoming an enhancement talent until his inevitable retirement, but his help would be invaluable as a road agent during many years in the World Wrestling Federation, with nearly forty years of experience in the ring helping many of young wrestlers craft a great match throughout the late 1980s into the 1990s.

Yet another name from the old days of professional wrestling dies. Sad as it is obvious is, the one thing that we could say is that Chief Jay Strongbow had a great career and lived a rather long life compared to many who have died. He will be missed by the fans that he has had over the years and his peers in the professional wrestling business.

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