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Sad news re pro wrestling's Missing Link

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Per Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer website:

    <i>--Byron "Dewey" Robertson, aka The Missing Link, is gravely ill with cancer at a hospital in Hamilton, ONT.</i>

    Robertson is a native of Kitchener, Ont. and is probably in his early 60s.
  2. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Link was an admitted heavy 'roid and drug user throughout much of his career. Gotta wonder if either is playing a role in his troubles now.

    At least he got to his 60s, unlike most of his former colleagues.

    One of my favorites from back in the day, though. His two-page pic in Sports Illustrated with Hulk Hogan on the cover back in 1985, I believe, was classic.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Oh no, not again.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Dewey Robertson and the immortal Billy (Red) Lyons were The Crusaders, a great tag team when I was a little kid.
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest


    A unique look back in the day.
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    He's 68 years old and a manic depressive person. Did steroids and yeah, he's crazy. There's a good story I saw by the author of a book on Robertson. There's even a photo of him now, sans the wrestling gear.

    Here's the link (pardon the pun):

  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Good find, Pall. That's exactly the pic I was talking about in my previous post.

    I guess Bears fans can have a use once in a while...

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