Mike Sharpe

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Title History

  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast heavyweight title defeating Guy Mitchell (June 27, 1977);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian tag team titles w/Black Avenger defeating Eric Froelich and Guy Mitchell (October 3, 1977);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian tag team titles w/Salvatore Martino defeating Iron Sheik and Texas Outlaw (October 9, 1978);
  • Mid South Brass Knuckles title defeating Ron Bass (1979);
  • Mid South Louisiana heavyweight title defeating Mike George (September 5, 1979);
  • Mid South Mississippi heavyweight title defeating Mike George (September 19, 1979);
  • Mid South Mississippi heavyweight title defeating Mike George (January 17, 1980);
  • Stampede International tag team titles w/Duke Myers defeating Bobby and Leo Burke (February 28, 1981);
  • Mid South Louisiana heavyweight title defeating Killer Khan (August 18, 1982);
  • NWA Mid America heavyweight title defeating Korstia Korchenko (December 17, 1984);

Career Highlights

Canada’s Greatest Athlete:

  • Mike Sharpe is the son and nephew of tag greats Mike and Ben Sharpe.
  • Mike Sharpe is the self-proclaimed ‘Canada’s Greatest Athlete’ (stolen gimmick from Gene Kiniski).

World Wrestling Federation – “Iron” Mike Sharpe:

  • Mike Sharpe was briefly pushed in the WWF in the mid 80s, fans would yell “WIMP” at Sharpe.
  • Mike Sharpe wore a leather band on his right arm — allegedly to help heal an injury — and used a forearm smash.
  • ~~~Commentators in the WWF later joked that he had the slowest healing injury in sports history.
  • May 24, 1986 – NESN: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Tony Garea.
  • June 2, 1986 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Dr. X.
  • June 13, 1986 – House Show: Danny Spivey defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 21, 1986 – House Show: Cousin Luke defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 12, 1986 – MSG Network: Pedro Morales defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 7, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The American Express (Danny Spivey and Mike Rotundo) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and The Magnificent Muraco.
  • October 18, 1986 – Superstars: Ricky Steamboat defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • October 25, 1986 – House Show: Hercules Hernandez defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 2, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • November 23, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 7, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Hillbilly Jim, Pedro Morales and Tito Santana defeated Barry O, Brian Costello and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 13, 1986 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • December 29, 1986 – House Show: Blackjack Mulligan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 2-3, 1987 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Billy Anderson.
  • January 14, 1987 – House Show: Dick Slater defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 24, 1987 – House Show: Mike Rotunda defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 1, 1987 – House Show: Brad Rheingans defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 4, 1987 – House Show: Tama defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 8, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • March 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 14, 1987 – Superstars: The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Tiger Chung Lee.
  • March 22, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • April 4, 1987 – Superstars: The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • April 5, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated Al Navarro and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • April 25, 1987 – Superstars: The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • April 26, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • May 2, 1987 – Boston Garden: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Sivi Afi.
  • May 16, 1987 – Superstars: Billy Jack Haynes, Blackjack Mulligan and Tito Santana defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and The Shadows.
  • May 17, 1987 – Billy Jack Haynes defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 24, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Ricky Steamboat defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 30, 1987 – Superstars: Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 14, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes, Hillbilly Jim and SD Jones defeated Bob Orton, Iron Mike Sharpe and The Magnificent Muraco.
  • June 27, 1987 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake and The Rougeau Brothers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe, Jimmy Jack Funk and Johnny K-9.
  • July 11, 1987 – Superstars: Ken Patera defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 9, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake and The Rougeau Brothers defeated Dusty Wolfe, Iron Mike Sharpe and Mario Mancini.
  • August 29, 1987 – Superstars: Paul Orndorff defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 5, 1987 – Superstars: The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • September 13, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Jake Roberts defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • October 11, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Strike Force defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • October 16, 1987 – Madison Square Garden: Ivan Putski defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 21, 1987 – Superstars: Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 26, 1987 – MSG Network: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated SD Jones.
  • January 16, 1988 – Superstars: Tag team champions Strike Force defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Dusty Wolfe to retain the titles.
  • January 23, 1988 – Superstars: Billy Jack Haynes and Ken Patera defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Joe Mirto.
  • January 24, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Don Muraco defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 6, 1988 – Boston Garden: Sam Houston defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 6, 1988 – Philadelphia Spectrum: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Brady Boone using the loaded forearm support.
  • Mike Sharpe is best known as the WWF’s loudest jobber, but was a champion wrestler in several territories.

World Wrestling Federation – “Iron” Mike Sharpe:

  • February 22, 1988 – MSG Network: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and King Harley Race.
  • February 26, 1988 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Outback Jack.
  • March 5, 1988 – Superstars: Randy Savage defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 13, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The British Bulldogs defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • March 26, 1988 – Superstars: The British Bulldogs defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Bill Newkirk.
  • April 10, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The British Bulldogs defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • April 30, 1988 – Superstars: The Junkyard Dog defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 1, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 15, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Killer Bees defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Terry Gibbs.
  • May 27, 1988 – MSG Network: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Jerry Allen.
  • June 18, 1988 – Superstars: The Rockers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe defeated The Intruder.
  • June 19, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Ken Patera defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 3, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Jake Roberts defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 15-16, 1988 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • July 16, 1988 – Superstars: The Powers of Pain defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Tony Ulysses.
  • July 23, 1988 – Superstars: Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 24, 1988 – Superstars: The Rockers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Chris Duffy.
  • August 2, 1988 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated George Skaaland.
  • August 24, 1988 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Bill Wood.
  • October 16, 1988 – Superstars: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Sandy Beach.
  • October 16, 1988 – King of The Ring: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Boris Zhukov in the 1st round. The Red Rooster defeated Iron Mike Sharpe in the quarter-finals.
  • October 30, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rockers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi.
  • November 13, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Tito Santana defeated Iron Mike Sharpe. The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Steve Lombardi in a dark match.
  • December 3, 1988 – Superstars: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated Barry Horowitz and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 4, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 18, 1988 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
  • December 24, 1988 – Superstars: Ronnie Garvin defeated Iron Mike Sharpe in a dark match.
  • December 25, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rockers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Jose Estrada.
  • December 26, 1988 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Scott Casey.
  • January 1, 1989 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • January 7, 1989 – Superstars: Tag team champions Demolition defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Rusty Brooks to retain the titles.
  • January 21, 1989 – House Show: The Blue Blazer defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 22, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Tag team champions Demolition defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Allen Kinsey to retain the titles.
  • February 25, 1989 – Superstars: Ronnie Garvin defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 5, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Mitch Casey.
  • March 18, 1989 – Superstars: The Rockers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Mitch Casey.
  • March 25, 1989 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 26, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated Dusty Wolfe and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 6, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 24, 1989 – House Show: Steve Blackman defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 10, 1989 – MSG Network: Tim Horner defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 14, 1989 – House Show: Mark Young defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 22, 1989 – Superstars: Tag team champions Demolition defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Sunny Beach to retain the titles.
  • July 29, 1989 – Superstars: Jimmy Snuka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 20, 1989 – House Show: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Paul Roma.
  • December 28, 1989 – MSG Network: Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 6, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwhackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and John Zieler.
  • January 13, 1990 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 27, 1990 – Superstars: Tugboat Thomas defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 10, 1990 – Superstars: The Big Bossman defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and The Black Knight.
  • March 19, 1990 – MSG Network: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 24, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Jimmy Snuka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 30, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwhackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Bob Bradley.
  • August 11, 1990 – Superstars: The Texas Tornado defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 12, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and  Shawn Michaels) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Spike Jones.
  • August 15, 1990 – Summerslam Fever: Jake Roberts defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 19, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwhackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Pet Whatley.
  • August 30, 1990 – House Show: Tony Atlas defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 1, 1990 – House Show: Saba Simba defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 22, 1990 – Superstars: Nikolai Volkoff defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 29, 1990 – House Show: Meng defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • October 19, 1990 – MSG Network: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated SD Jones.
  • December 1, 1990 – Superstars: Shane Douglas defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 2, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The British Bulldog defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 19, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 25, 1992 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion Bret Hart defeated Iron Mike Sharpe to retain the title.
  • August 8, 1992 – Superstars: The British Bulldog defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 30, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion Of Doom (Animal and Hawk) defeated Bob Bradley and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 12, 1992 – Superstars: The Big Bossman defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 27, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tag team champions The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated Doug Somers and Iron Mike Sharpe to retain the titles.
  • October 1, 1992 – House Show: Jeff Jarrett defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 8, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Crush defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 14, 1992 – Superstars: Bob Backlund defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 28, 1992 – House Show: El Matadore defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 24, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 30, 1993 – Superstars: Bob Backlund defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 1, 1993 – RAW: High Energy (Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware) beat Mike Sharpe and Glen Ruth.
  • February 15, 1993 – RAW: Iron Mike Sharpe competed in a battle royal won by Razor Ramon.
  • May 10, 1993 – RAW: Mr. Perfect defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 12, 1993 – Superstars: The Steiner Brothers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Phil LaRue.
  • June 20, 1993 – Superstars: Owen Hart defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 27, 1993 – Superstars: Jim Duggan defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 28, 1993 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Barry Horowitz.
  • July 18, 1993 – House Show: Phil Apollo defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 1, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 2, 1993 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Damien DeManto and Iron Mike Sharpe in a dark match.
  • August 16, 1993 – RAW: Men on a Mission defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Barry Horowitz.
  • August 21, 1993 – Superstars: Men On A Mission (Mabel and Mo) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Jeff Libolt.
  • August 29, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Marty Jannetty defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • October 18, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 13, 1993 – MEWF: Iron Mike Sharpe defeated T-Bone Strong.
  • November 13, 1993 – Superstars: Men On A Mission (Mabel and Mo) defeated Chuck Greenlee and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 20, 1993 – Superstars: Owen Hart defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 28, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 4, 1993 – Superstars: Bob Backlund defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 18, 1993 – Superstars: Virgil defeated Iron Mike Sharpe in a dark match.
  • December 25, 1993 – Superstars: Men On A Mission (Mabel and Mo) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Mike Bell.
  • January 17, 1994 – House Show: Scott Putski defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 27, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Men On A Mission (Mabel and Mo) defeated Chris Duffy and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 6, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Earthquake defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 7, 1994 – RAW: Doink the Clown defeated Mike Sharpe.
  • March 27, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Sparky Plugg defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • April 24, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Men On A Mission (Mabel and Mo) defeated Emilio Ulacia and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 28, 1994 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Tony DeVito and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 4, 1994 – Superstars: Mabel defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 4, 1994 – RAW: Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 4, 1994 – Superstars: Doink defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • September 11, 1994 – Superstars: The Bushwhackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Ray Roy.
  • September 17, 1994 – Superstars: Sparky Plugg defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 7, 1995 – Superstars: Mabel defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 22, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: Duke Droese defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 15, 1995 – RAW: Man Mountain Rock defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • June 10, 1995 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn and Billy Gunn) defeated Duane Gill and Iron Mike Sharpe.

Retirement:

  • June 22, 1996 – MEWF: Virgil defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • November 1, 1996 – USA Pro Wrestling: Bodyguard For Hire vs. Mike Sharpe ended in a no contest.
  • December 7, 1996 – USA Pro Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Mike Sharpe.
  • December 28, 1996 – PWA: Bodyguard For Hire defeated Mike Sharpe.
  • March 22, 1997 – PWA: Bodyguard For Hire defeated Mike Sharpe.
  • Mike Sharpe has been training wrestlers in New Jersey in the 90’s.
  • Iron Mike Sharpe is having kidney problems that have kept him hospitalized in Canada for the past four months.
  • Mike Sharp passed away on January 18, 2016.