For nearly four years now, I’ve been blogging about professional wrestling right here on  In that time, I’ve seen countless professional wrestlers pass away, but I’ve very rarely ever felt the need to get on the computer and write about it, other than maybe a “RIP So-and-so” status on my personal facebook.  Today, however, I felt inspired by the passing of one Chief Jay Strongbow.

When you’re a wrestling fan for a long enough time, there are names that, whether you’d actually seen them compete or not, you know.  Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Captain Lou Albano, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Steve Austin, to name a few.  Chief Jay Strongbow is one of those.  I can’t honestly say that I’ve seen a Chief Jay Strongbow match in my life, but I know the name.  I know the legacy.  How big of a name in professional wrestling was Chief Jay Strongbow?  Here’s a quote from the 1999 Adam Sandler film, “Big Daddy.

“He taught me how to do the sleeper hold like Chief Jay Strongbow.”

My only real experience seeing Chief Strongbow with my own eyes was in a ceremony done on WWF Superstars with Tatanka, when Strongbow presented him a feather headdress that was destroyed a few weeks later by Irwin R. Schyster.  But I’d known the name for a long, long time.  Our condolences to his friends and family.

Post by thinksojoe

The founder of and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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