‘Iron Mike’ Sharpe, Former WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestler, Dies At Age 64

One of the WWE’s most memorable characters of the 1980s and 1990s has passed away.

Michael “Iron Mike” Sharpe died in Hamilton, Ontario over the weekend. The 64-year-old reportedly had been wheelchair-bound since 2007.

Sharpe was considered more of a “jobber” in the WWE, often losing to bigger stars to help promote their careers. He was in and out of WWE from 1983 to 1995, and he also frequently wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He worked as a wrestling trainer following his retirement and owned his own school in New Jersey, training several future professional wrestling stars.

WWE released a statement expressing its sadness over the loss, adding the company “extends its condolences to Sharpe’s family, friends and fans.”

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/WWE

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