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theidealstranger 11-08-2012 07:13 AM

Forgotten Legends79: Chief Jay Strongbow
 
Starting out as Joe Scarpa, his own name, in NWA Georgia and Florida territories winning 17 titles for over two decades he became Chief Jay Strongbow after 23 years in his career when he joined WWWF with Vince Mcmahon.

He started out feuding with Jimmy Valiant and Billy Graham for the world title of WWWF never winning it. He had a feud with Lou Albano which ended in a MSG match which could be his most memorable WWWF moment as he was cut open in an attack by Albano during his match with Mike McCord.

He then feuded with Spiros Arion who was a super babyface who teamed with him but turned on him insulting "his" native american headress in the middle of the ring becoming a heel. He also had a WWWF tag title run with Sonny King and another with Billy White Wolf. He in parallel worked for Big Time Wrestling of The Sheik feuding with Bulldog Don Kent.

After a short feud with Johnny Valentine, he joined his kayfabe brother Jules Strongbow for another tag titles run which they lost to the Wild Samoans finally. He retired post this run after wrestling for 4 decades and winning over 21 titles.

A forgotten legend who is mostly known for mentoring Tatanka who portrayed a similar character in WWF in 1994, if at all.

austin316 G.O.A.T 11-08-2012 08:58 AM

Re: Forgotten Legends79: Chief Jay Strongbow
 
Here’s a quote from the 1999 Adam
Sandler blockbuster film, “BIG DADDY- “He taught me how to do the sleeper hold like Chief
Jay Strongbow.”

Greenlawler 11-09-2012 01:55 AM

Re: Forgotten Legends79: Chief Jay Strongbow
 
For a long period of time Chief Jay was probably the number 2 or 3 face in the company, depending on where Andre was at the time. He was over big time, in spite of the WWF's booking style with him. He was an emotional favorite with fans who did not seem to mind the fact that he did the job alot. They used him to put over the up and coming heels. Of course he would beat guys who were mid level heels, but for a guy as popular as he was it amazed me how they got away with jobbing him out so much. Thyat is a testament to his connection with the fans.

Stranger have you done a Bob Armstrong legends? I seem to think you have but cannot remember.

theidealstranger 11-09-2012 02:17 AM

Re: Forgotten Legends79: Chief Jay Strongbow
 
Bob Armstrong is one his way for sure. I wonder how effective was his garb of native american useful in him being over? Any insights on that one?

austin316 G.O.A.T 11-09-2012 08:57 AM

Re: Forgotten Legends79: Chief Jay Strongbow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greenlawler (Post 12244445)
For a long period of time Chief Jay was probably the number 2 or 3 face in the company, depending on where Andre was at the time. He was over big time, in spite of the WWF's booking style with him. He was an emotional favorite with fans who did not seem to mind the fact that he did the job alot. They used him to put over the up and coming heels. Of course he would beat guys who were mid level heels, but for a guy as popular as he was it amazed me how they got away with jobbing him out so much. Thyat is a testament to his connection with the fans.

Stranger have you done a Bob Armstrong legends? I seem to think you have but cannot remember.

How big was Andre in his prime?


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