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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:54 PM

John "Dewey" Robertson, known to wrestling fans around the world as The Missing Link passed away 3:30 am this morning in his native Hamilton, Canada after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Robertoon began his career in the 1960's as the protg of Whipper Billy Watson and also used the ring names Troy Steel and the Masked Crusader. But Robertson's biggest wrestling success would be portraying the mute, green faced, Neanderthal-like "Missing Link" Character. Robertson had runs with Bill Watt's Mid-South Wrestling, the Von Erich's World Class Championship Wrestling and a brief run in the WWF, with Bobby Heenan as his manager.

Robertson retired and left the business for a while, but returned to it in 2004 working religious based Independent shows. He released an autobiography entitled, "Bang Your Head," in which he discussed his career, battles with drug addiction, homelessness, and returning to Canada where he would turn his life around.

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I just figured i'd post this for the long time Wrestling fans on this board. I didn't get to see The Missing Link perform that much, except on tapes, but, I knew of him from old magazines back then and remember him in WCCW. I just think it's sad how many Wrestlers have died this year. It's really awful.

RIP John "Missing Link" Robertson. :(

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:20 PM

I just think it's sad how many Wrestlers have died this year. It's really awful.

RIP John "Missing Link" Robertson. :(

Well with this guy 68 is still young to die, but not out of the ordinary...but still I agree...too many sudden deaths have taken place in wrestling over the past few years.

I wonder with the increase in usage of all kinds of undetectable drugs to enhance performance etc....we will see these untimely deaths increase in other sports.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:26 PM

Yeah but dying at 68 is like wrestling speak for dying at 88, it seems these days.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:09 PM

Well 68 isn't too bad considering he had some drug addictions. I'm sure that took a bunch of years off his life and being homeless probably didn't help either.
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