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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - In search of The Missing Link?
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#1 Posted on 23.12.05 1212.48
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I guess you could file this under Where Have They Been. I've often wondered what happened to The Missing Link, since I was a huge mark for him when I was kid, and now it looks like I might be getting some answers.

I just found this. (ecwpress.com) The autobiography of Dewey Robertson (aka The Missing Link) will be out in this spring. Here's what the website says:

" In the mid-80s, wrestling fans around the world were thrilled by those words as the bizarre and volatile Missing Link entered the ring. But then he disappeared as mysteriously as he appeared, and for more than a decade, fans were left wondering.… Now the man behind the face-paint emerges to tell the real story. No, he wasn’t a Stone Age throwback or a refugee from a freak show — he was veteran ring hero Dewey Robertson, known to wrestling aficionados for his all-Canadian looks, physique, and mastery of a thousand holds.

"Straight from the heart, Bang Your Head details Dewey’s story from the very beginning — growing up in the wrestling mecca of Hamilton, ON; becoming one of the stalwarts of Toronto’s Maple Leaf Wrestling promotion; moving to the southern United States and becoming one of wrestling’s most popular “goons”; losing his career and abusing alcohol and drugs; becoming destitute and homeless for nearly a year; returning to Canada to begin a long road to recovery; and finally emerging, victorious upon his return to the ring. The tremendous response showed that interest in the Link was as strong as ever."


I had no idea he dropped out of sight due to drugs and alcohol, but given how common these stories are in the wrestling world, I can't say I'm surprised.
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#2 Posted on 23.12.05 1417.08
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Yeah, he sometimes shows up on indy shows in Ontario (I saw do sort of a run-in about a year back where he hit someone with a chair and then left). I believe he helped train Val Venis, for whatever it's worth.
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#3 Posted on 23.12.05 1637.39
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That blurb exhibits a severe case of Behind the Music Syndrome with its victorious-but-dubious claim that "interest in the Link was as strong as ever."
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