WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has remembered Iron Mike Sharpe in his latest Facebook post:
IRON MIKE SHARPE
The wrestling world lost a good man yesterday with the passing of “Iron” Mike Sharpe. I fondly remember Iron Mike on TV – in the early 80’s, with that solid style, the forearm brace and the booming voice. I got to know Mike pretty well over the years, and I will miss that booming voice. For as loud as he was in the ring, the sound of his laughter was even louder – and I was fortunate to hear it frequently – filling up the bus on overseas trips, and echoing in locker rooms at independent shows across the U.S.
I used to love hearing stories about Iron Mike. Even in a business like pro wrestling, where colorful characters are plentiful, the Mike Sharpe stories – usually centered around his passion for cleanliness – stood out. I never got tired of them – no matter how many times old-school wrestlers told me about Mike getting locked inside buildings because of his two-hour showers, or how he put every item from his suitcase into his hotel dresser, even if he were staying for just one night. He was a big man, with a big laugh, and a big heart – and he liked to be clean.
Rest in peace Iron Mike.
WWE has recently been teasing a confrontation between Stardust and actor Stephen Amell at The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Secaucus, New Jersey which happens to take place during Royal Rumble weekend.
According to PWInsider, WWE is scheduled to shoot footage with Amell and Stardust at the convention.
The confrontation will reportedly lead to a Stardust vs. Amell singles match which has been in the work for a long while.