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  • Larry Sharpe Passes Away

    Larry Weil, professionally known as "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe, who wrestled regularly for the WWWF territory before founding The Monster Factory wrestling school in New Jersey, passed away this evening at the age of 66. Sharpe had been in hospice in recent days following a long battle with liver disease.

    Weil was a well known collegiate wrestler from New Jersey who was trained by Gorilla Monsoon and Red Berry after being recruited into professional wrestling, making his debut for the WWWF in 1974 as Larry Sharpe. He was one half of the Hollywood Blondes with Dynamite Jack Evans in the late 70s for the promotion.

    As was the norm in that era, Weil worked for a number of territories, including Mid-Atlantic, Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico, Stampede and Texas over the course of his career. Sharpe and Evans had a nice run in Puerto Rico's WWC, feuding with Carlos Colon Sr. and Victor Jovica over the North American Tag Team championship. As a singles talent, Sharpe held the NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship while working in Hawaii.

    On behalf of everyone associated with PWInsider.com, we'd like to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Larry "Sharpe" Weil.
    Such a sad loss. Looking back on it, I loved Larry's work here in Hawaii and it's arguably where he had his greatest success as a wrestler. He then would go on to become one of wrestling's greatest trainers and what a resumé he built as a trainer, being the starting outlet for wrestlers such as the Big Show, Sheamus, Bam Bam Bigelow, Chris Candido, Tatanka, Tony Atlas, Balls Mahoney, The Headbangers, D'Lo Brown, The Godfather, etc. And besides the Storm Wrestling Academy, The Monster Factory is up there as one of the best wrestling schools in the country, still going strong today.

    RIP

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    Re: Larry Sharpe Passes Away

    May he rest in peace. Quite the list of students! Also didn't know there was a Hollywood Blondes team in the WWWF.
    First set of inductees for Titans: Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Undertaker

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      Re: Larry Sharpe Passes Away

      May he rest in peace. Quite the list of students! Also didn't know there was a Hollywood Blondes team in the WWWF.
      First set of inductees for Titans: Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Undertaker

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