Jim Ross Says WWE Hall Of Famer Chief Jay Strongbow Has Died

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- Jim Ross posted the following today on Twitter:

Strongbow's real name was Joe Scarpa and he had his success in the NWA for twenty-three years before joining the WWWF in the 70's. After leaving for a brief stint in Big Time Wrestling, Strongbow returned to the World Wrestling Federation from 1979 to 1983. You can view his WWE Hall of Fame profile at this link.

  • Patrick_Peralta

    RIP Chief Jay Strongbow,

  • kevin

    One of my favorites RIP Chief.

  • Jg

    Rip chief

  • Russell

    R.I.P chief jay strongbow I saw him at axxess Wrestlemania 27.

  • chelu671

    RIP Chief Jay Strongbow. You may have been before my time, but you'll never be forgotten. I'm forever proud of you to represent my Native American heritage.

    • Wayne

      FYI He was Italian.

  • Wayne

    Remember him as a kid.

  • Jim

    Very sad to hear of his passing! He was my favorite wrestler as a kid. I remember him teaming with Rene Goulet against Crazy Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler in Augusta, Maine. A guy gave me a $5 to give him a Zippo lighter to use as a foreign object!

  • Philip Thompson

    I'm too young to remember his career – other than what I've seen from archive footage. I remember his HOF induction and also him being the on-screen mentor of Tatanka in 1994 – he was also sometimes on screen when he was acting as what would now be referred to as a 'producer' in WWE.

  • Mary

    RIP, sorry to hear.

  • mikki gardner

    sending thoughts and prayers to the scarpa family. i loved watching chief jay strongbow in action. there is no one else like him-he is one of a kind. thank you chief strong bow for all those years you gave to all the fans in the squared circle.

  • Jesse Hernandez

    My condolences go out to Chief Strongbow's family and friends. He was an awesome boss for us in the WWF /WWE I learned so much from him. Will be greatly missed.
    Jesse Hernandez

  • Kevin

    The Chief will be sorely missed. They just don't make wrestlers like him anymore. RIP, Chief, and thank you for all those wonderful years you gave me and all the other wrestling fans.