||The Missing Link
||Byron James John Robertson
||Born in Kitchener, Ontario
Moved to Hamilton, Ontario
|Height & Weight:
||6'2" - 255lbs
||Figure Four Leg Lock
[Missing Link Gallery]
(Oklahoma) United States Tag Team titles (1973);
(Toronto) International Tag Team titles (1974-78) (3);
NWA (Toronto) Canadian Heavyweight title (1979-80);
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles (1980-81) (2);
NWA Central States Television title (1981);
NWA Central States Tag Team titles (1981-83) (4);
NWA Central States Heavywieght title (1983) (2);
Mid-1960s: Byron Robertson began wrestling on the Hamilton TV show..
Byron Robertson became very popular in Toronto as babyface under the name "Dewey Robertson"..
Dewey Robertson had an excellent physique and good mat skills, although he was never particularly charismatic..
1973: Dewey Robertson left Toronto to wrestle in the United States and Internationally..
1974: Dewey Robertson came back as the Masked Crusader (with manager John St. John)..
~~~The Crusader gimmick was that he was on a crusade for clean, "scientific" wrestling..
~~~The Crusader wore an all-white costume and was soon unmasked after losing a match by countout to The Sheik..
April 7, 1974: The Sheik defeated The Crusader by COUNT OUT and unmasked the Crusader as Dewey Robertson..
1974: Dewey Robertson was joined by Billy "Red" Lyons, as the tag team The Crusaders (often wrestling under masks)..
Dewey Robertson owned a gym in Burlington for a few years in the 70s and appeared on a TV commercial tearing up a phone book..
1979: Dewey Robertson briefly wrestled as a heel in the Mid-Atlantic area, managed by former world champion Buddy Rogers..
~~~During his association with Rogers, Robertson used the Nature Boy's trademark figure-four leglock as his finisher..
1984: Dewey Robertson shaved most of his head, painted his face green, acted nuts, and became a big in the US as the Missing Link..
1985: Dewey Robertson briefly wrestled in the WWF, and got a full-page photo in Sports Illustrated..
Late 1980s: Dewey Robertson overcame a battle with drugs..
1990s: Dewey Robertson served on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)..
Dewey Robertson's son Jason Stirling has wrestled on independent shows in Ontario..
~~~Jason briefly wrestled in the UWF and in Florida in 1987 along with brother Mark Stirling..
May 7, 2004--World of Hurt Wrestling: The Missing Link defeated Doink the Clown..
May 14, 2004: Dewey Robertson wrestled Quinson Valentino in a match for the CIWA promotion, result was a double DQ..
June 12, 2004--WWSA: The Missing Link defeated Skinhead Ivan..
September 18, 2004--Twin Wrestling Entertainment: The Missing Link defeated Flesh Gordon..
~~~Later on they had a Legends Ceremony for Sweet Daddy Siki, Waldo von Erich, Missing Link & Baron Scicluna..
January 29, 2005 - WrestleReunion: The Missing Link (Dewey Robertson) defeated George South..
March 18, 2005--NWS: The Missing Link (at 66 years old) defeated John Cabbie..
November 5, 2005--MWF/AWA New England: Gino Martino vs Missing Link (66-years-old) ended in a No Contest..
May 19, 2006--World of Hurt Wrestling: The Missing Link defeated Max Moon ....