Sunday, January 19, 2020

“Iron” Mike Sharpe and "Dr. Hannibal" Steve Gillespie Pass Away

“Iron” Mike Sharpe and "Dr. Hannibal" Steve Gillespie Pass Away
- Canadian pro wrestler Steve Gillespie, aka Dr. Hannibal, has passed away at the age of 56. Gillespie was found dead in his car on January 18. No other details are known at this time.

During the 80s and 90s, Gillespie worked in numerous promotions in Canada including, Stampede Wrestling and Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling. When WWE came to Canada, Gillespie would work under his real name as talent enhancement.

Most fans will know him as Dr. Hannibal in the 90s when he worked for the Japanese promotion, FMW. Teaming with Dr. Luther - the one currently working for AEW in the Nightmare Collective - the duo feuded with The Sheik, Mr. Onita, Sabu and others.

- We are also sad to learn of the passing of “Iron” Mike Sharpe. He was 64 years old.

PW Insider reports that he was dealing with a number of health issues in recent years. He passed away “over the weekend” in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sharpe was a second-generation pro wrestler. He had a run with WWF in the 1980’s and was billed as “Canada’s Greatest Athlete.” He was a heel and used those underhanded tactics to earn advantages in the ring. He was mostly used as an enhancement talent.

Our condolences to the families and friends of Steve Gillespie and “Iron” Mike Sharpe.