Dewey Robertson

Dewey Robertson

Birth
Kitchener, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 16 Aug 2007 (aged 68)
Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Urn Garden 26, row 1, spot 34
Memorial ID 20991983 · View Source
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Professional Wrestler. Born in Kitchner, Ontario, Canada, as Bryon James John Robertson, he was nicknamed Dewey by his family and friends. During his professional wrestling career he performed under several ring names, "The Masked Crusader", "Troy Steel" and "Crusader", but most fans knew him as "The Missing Link". His career began in 1960 in Canada using the name "Dewey Robertson" where he became very popular as a much loved baby face (Canadian slang for a good guy). While seeking to further his career, he left Canada in 1973, and moved to the United States to wrestle, but returned a year later, wrestling as "The Masked Crusader". As "the Masked Crusader" he was on a campaign to keep professional wrestling clean and scientific. He was unmasked after losing a match to "The Sheik". Later that same year he formed a tag team with Billy "Red" Lyons known as the "Crusaders," at times wrestling while masked. For a short period in 1979 he wrestled as a heel (bad guy) in the Mid-Atlantic States. During that time he was managed by the former World Champion Buddy Rogers, and Dewey took "The Nature Boys" trademark figure 4 leg lock as his own finishing maneuver. From 1979 to 1980 he received a gigantic push, from winning the Canadian title tournament, by defeating Ken Petera, Greg Valentine and Gene Kiniski. In 1983, he shaved almost all of his head and painted his face green, to become know as "The Missing Link." He wrestled for a brief time in 1985 for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He retired from active wrestling in the late 1980s. Having defeated the demons of drug addiction in 1970, he served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse from 1990 to 1993. In 2006, he and his co-author Meredith Renwick published his biography "Bang Your Head." During his professional wrestling career he held men singles and tag team titles: United States Tag Champion 1973, International Tag champion (3 times) from 1974 to 1978, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Canadian champion from 1979 to 1980, NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag champion (2 times) 1980 and 1981, among many others. Dewey passed away at the age of 68 from Pancreatic Cancer.

Bio by: Hilda Duell


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Hilda Duell
  • Added: 17 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20991983
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dewey Robertson (28 Feb 1939–16 Aug 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20991983, citing Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .