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Joe Scarpa / Chief Jay Strongbow


Name: - Chief Jay Strongbow

Height: - 6'0 (183cm)

Weight: - 265lb (120kg)

Born: - 4 October, 1928

From: - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Trained by: - Chief Don Eagle

Debut: - 1947

Retired: - 1985

Died: - 3 April, 2012

Finisher: - Indian deathlock

Also known as: - Joe Scarpa


Toured Australia: - 1965 (as Joe Scarpa)


One of the greats of the WWWF. Started wrestling in 1947, and was a mainstay in the southern states of US for over 20 years. Was particularly successful in Georgia and Florida, spending most of the 60s around Georgia. Wrestled in Australia in 1965, as a mid-card face.

Ventured to WWWF in 1970, as Chief Jay Strongbow. Quickly became the most popular WWWF wrestler of the 70s. As well as being a constant contender for the World title, he also held the tag belt numerous times. Had a stint in Detroit in 1977, as well as in Puerto Rico in 1980, but was a WWWF mainstay. Eventually retired from the ring in 1985, aged 57, but continued to work for WWF for years after as a road agent. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994. 


Titles held: -


(as Joe Scarpa) Florida Hwt, Georgia Hwt, Gulf Coast Hwt, NWA Brass Knuckles (2), NWA World Tag (2, w/ Don Curtis), NWA Southern Tag (4, w/ Jose Lothario [3], w/ Lee Fields), NWA Mid-America World Tag (3, w/ Lester Welch [2], w/ Alex Perez), Macon Tag (w/ El Mongol)

(as Chief Jay Strongbow) WWC Caribbean Hwt, WWWF World Tag (4, w/ Sonny King, w/ Billy White Wolf, w/ Jules Strongbow [2])

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
Photo credit: History Of WWE