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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2007 03:04 am
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Ultimark wrote: Is that the same Joe Scarpello who gained great fame as Chief Jay Strongbow?  Damn, he was old in the 1970's.

"Strongbow" was a guy who started his career under the name Joe Scarpa.  Scarpello was a 3 time Big Ten wrestling champ who started in the pros about the same time Verne did (they both had spots on the '48 US Greco Roman Olympic team which stayed home) and he was Verne's regular tag team partner up until probably the late 60s, and did spot tag work with him after that.  Scarpello did a ton of mid-card work for the AWA proper and AWA Omaha.



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