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RIP: The Missing Link

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HandsomeHarley, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    From WrestlingObserver.com:

    Byron "Dewey" Robertson, who gained his most fame as the Missing Link in several territories as well as WWE in the late 80s, passed away at 3:30 a.m. today at Henderson Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario after a year-long battle with cancer.

    The death was not unexpected, as doctors did not expect him to live the night on Tuesday. Robertson was 68.
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I thought this was about the ABC Cavemen series......

  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

  4. lono

    lono Active Member

    The flags have been lowered to half staff in Parts Unknown. :-[
  5. I wonder if Marc Mero will try and add him to his list o' death... ::)
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  7. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I met The Missing Link back in the '80s, when he was a pretty prominent WWF wrestler, on a short flight outta Memphis.

    Dude was in coach, believe it or not. Not sure how he fit. Big, big guy. Had that Ernie Holmes-style haircut.

    He was actually pretty engaging. When I told him I was a sportswriter, and it might make for a fun piece on the Weekend section, he said, no, no way, it wouldn't fit in with my image. They showed him cooking raw meat over an open flame, stuff like that, in a cave or something.

    Said he played a little hockey back in the day.

    RIP, Link.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Great story, JM.

    The Link will definitely be missed on my end. I think I'll throw in a couple old UWF and World Class tapes tonight from his heyday and pay tribute...
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  10. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member



    Oops...this is "The Missing Link"

    Down goes another. 2007 has not been nice to professional wrestlers.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Dewey Robertson was a jobber in St. Louis when I was growing up. I never knew he was the Link. RIP.
  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member

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