Koko B. Ware

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Title History

  • NWA (Nashville) Mid-America Televison title win a Battle Royal (1980);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Stan Lane defeating Ricky Gibson in a Handicap match (September 1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bobby Eaton defeating Ricky Gibson and Robert Gibson in a Tournament (March 14, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bobby Eaton defeating Jim Mitchell and Dream Machine (August 16, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bobby Eaton defeating Terry Taylor and Steve Keirn (September 1982);
  • CWA (Tennessee) Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Eaton (Febuary 25, 1983);
  • CWA (Tennessee) Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Eaton (March 7, 1983);
  • CWA (Tennessee) Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Landell (August 22, 1983);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Dutch Mantell defeating Tony Anthony and Len Denton (September 1983);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Rogers (October 10, 1983);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Norvell Austin defeating Zambouie Express (Febuary 6, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/ Norvell Austin defeating Mark and Jay Youngblood (Febuary 26, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Norvell Austin defeating Steve Keirn and Stan Lane (April 15, 1985);
  • CWA (Tennessee) Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Bota the Witch Doctor in tournament (August 12, 1985);
  • CWA (Tennessee) Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Bota the Witch Doctor (September 1985);
  • CWA (Tennessee) Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Tom Branch (November 16, 1985);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Kamala (Febuary 24, 1992);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (December 7, 1992);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Rex Hargrove defeating Brian Christopher and Jeff Jarrett (November 1, 1993);
  • IWCCW (New England) Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine (June 2, 1995);
  • RWF (Tennessee) Heavyweight title defeating Steel (March 1, 2002);
  • SCW (Supreme championship Wrestling) Supreme title defeating Billy Maverick (August 22, 2003);
  • ICW (New England) Heavyweight title;
  • EWA World Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Koko Ware spent his early days in the sport in the Mid-South, Georgia and other NWA territories.
  • Koko Ware portrayed the characters “Sweet Brown Sugar” and “Stagger Lee” at different times.
  • April 5, 1982 – Memphis: Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko Ware) beat Robert Gibson and Steve Keirn.
  • Late 1983: Koko Ware (under a mask as Stagger Lee) teamed with Norvel Austin as BABYFACES in a Tag Team Tournament.
  • ~~~During a match against The New Fabulous Ones (Tommy Rich and Eddie Gilbert), Lee’s mask accidentall came off.
  • ~~~This is when Koko Ware and Norvell Austin became a heel tag team.
  • Koko Ware teamed with Norvell Austin called “Pretty Young Things” or “PYT Express” in Dallas, Florida and Memphis.
  • September 3, 1984 – Star Wars: Iceman Parsons and Skip Young beat Koko Ware and Norvell Austin via disqualification.
  • October 27, 1984 – Cotton Bowl Extravaganza: Buck Zumhoffe defeated Koko Ware.
  • November 22, 1984 – Star Wars: The Fantastics defeated Koko Ware and Norvell Austin to retain the American Tag Team titles.

World Wrestling Federation – “The Birdman” Koko B. Ware:

  • September 6, 1986 – Superstars: Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart defeated Koko B. Ware and Paul Roma.
  • September 7, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Bob Bradley.
  • September 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated The Gladiator.
  • October 4, 1986 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Randy Barber.
  • November 8, 1986 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Moondog Rex.
  • November 16, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware vs. Randy Savage ended in a double count-out.
  • November 29, 1986 – SNME: Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • December 6, 1986 – House Show: Koko B. Ware defeated The Iron Sheik.
  • December 6, 1986 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry Colt.
  • December 7, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Rick Renslow.
  • December 20, 1986 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and The Killer Bees defeated Dennis Stamp, Mike Luca and The Raider.
  • December 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Frenchy Martin.
  • December 30, 1986 – House Show: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • January 1, 1987 – House Show: Intercontinental champion Randy Savage defeated Koko B. Ware to retain the title.
  • January 24, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Steve Lombardi.
  • February 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: King Harley Race defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • February 8, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 21, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated The Red Redmond.
  • March 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 14, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry O.
  • March 22, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Johnny K-9.
  • March 29, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: Butch Reed defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • April 11, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • April 19, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Bill Howard.
  • May 9, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and The Killer Bees defeated Pete Doherty, Steve Lombardi and Terry Gibbs.
  • May 17, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Dave Wagner.
  • May 31, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Dusty Wolfe.
  • June 6, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Tiger Chung Lee.
  • June 21, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Johnny K-9.
  • June 27, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Jose Estrada.
  • July 25, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • August 2, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • August 16, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Brian Costello.
  • August 22, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Chris Curtis.
  • August 30, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Dave Wagner.
  • September 12, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and The Rougeau Brothers defeated Billy Anderson, Leroy Malion and Rudy Ryder.
  • November 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and The Killer Bees defeated Johnny V, Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine.
  • November 28, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and The Young Stallions defeated Dusty Wolfe, Barry Horowitz and Tony Gibbs.
  • December 13, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and The Junkyard Dog defeated Barry Horowitz and Tony Gibbs.
  • December 19, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Raul Mata.
  • January 2, 1988 – SNME: Greg Valentine beat Koko B. Ware via submission.
  • January 10, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Rick Renslow.
  • January 12, 1988 – Prime Time: Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 19, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Pete Sanchez.
  • March 29, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated John Ziegler in a dark match.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania IV: The Islanders and Bobby Heenan defeatd The British Bulldogs and Koko B. Ware w/ Matilda.
  • April 10, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Jerry Hall.
  • April 16, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Tom Stone.
  • April 30, 1988 – SNME: Rick Rude pinned Koko B. Ware.
  • May 21, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • May 22, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Bobby Heenan in a dark match.
  • June 5, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Rick Renslow.
  • June 11, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Rick Gantner.
  • June 25, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Steve Lombardi.
  • August 27, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Brian Costello.
  • August 29, 1988 – Summerslam: The Big Boss Man defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • October 1, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Phil Newkirk.
  • October 9, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Trent Knight.
  • October 23, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Trent Knight.
  • November 6, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Tom Burton.
  • November 12, 1988 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Mike Williams.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Hercules, Hillbilly Jim, Koko B. Ware and The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) defeated Akeem, King Haku, Ted DiBiase, The Big Boss Man and The Red Rooster in a tag team Survivor Series elimination match.
  • December 4, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 7, 1989 – SNME: Mr. Perfect pinned Koko B. Ware.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Koko B. Ware entered at #20 and was eliminated by Hulk Hogan.
  • February 18, 1989 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Ross Browner.
  • May 27, 1989 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated The Black Knight.
  • June 18, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • June 25, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Jim Megan.
  • July 8, 1989 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Harley Manson.
  • August 12, 1989 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Bobby Jarret.
  • August 26, 1989 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Greg Valentine.
  • August 28, 1989 – SummerSlam: Dino Bravo defeated Koko B. Ware in a DARK match.
  • September 17, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Sandy Beach.
  • September 23, 1989 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Craig Reilly.
  • October, 10, 1989 – First WWF UK Event: Koko B. Ware pinned Boris Zhukov.
  • January 6, 1990 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Allen Martin.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Koko B. Ware was in the Royal Rumble match won by Hulk Hogan.
  • January 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Tony Burton.
  • April 1, 1990 – Wrestlemania 6: Rick Martel defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • May 13, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Randy Neverman.
  • June 10, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Orient Express defeated Koko B. Ware and Jim Evans.
  • July 14, 1990 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Buddy Rose.
  • August 11, 1990 – Superstars: The Orient Express defeated Koko B. Ware and Ricky Rice.
  • October 13, 1990 – SNME: Sgt Slaughter defeated Koko B. Ware by submission.
  • November 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Ted DiBiase defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: The Million Dollar Team (Greg Valentine, Ted DiBiase, The Honky Tonk Man and The Undertaker) defeated The Dream Team (Bret Hart, Dusty Rhodes, Jim Neidhart and Koko B. Ware) in a Survivor Series tag team elimination match.
  • December 22, 1990 – Superstars: Randy Savage defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: The Mountie defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • March 23, 1991 – Superstars: Demolition defeated Koko B. Ware and Tito Santana in a dark match.
  • March 24, 1991 – Wrestlemania 7: Koko B. Ware defeated The Brooklyn Brawler in a DARK match.
  • May 19, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Al Burke.
  • July 23, 1991 – Superstars: The Natural Disasters defeated Koko B. Ware and Bob Frazier.
  • August 24, 1991 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Dick Warning.
  • September 1, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Peter Dougherty.
  • August 9, 1991–-Global Wrestling Federation in Dallas: PYTs (Koko Ware and Norvell Austin) defeated Terry Garvin and Chaz.
  • August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam: Koko B. Ware defeated Kato in a DARK match.

World Wrestling Federation – High Energy:

  • Koko B. Ware formed a tag team with Owen Hart called “High Energy“.
  • April 12, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Beverly Brothers defeated Koko B. Ware and Ian Weston.
  • April 19, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • May 2, 1992 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Tom Bennett and Duane Gill.
  • May 10, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Barry Hardy and Duane Gill.
  • June 6, 1992 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Kevin Kruger and Kato.
  • June 21, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware defeated The Executioners.
  • July 4, 1992 – Superstars: Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware defeated Bob Bradley and Joe Milano.
  • July 12, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Joe McMullen and Kerry Davis.
  • August 2, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Duane Gill and The Dublin Destroyer.
  • September 13, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Bob Bradley and Louie Spicolli.
  • September 22, 1992 – Prime Time TV: Shawn Michaels defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • October 10, 1992 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Ken Johnson and Brian Jewel.
  • October 25, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated Billy Lyons and Bob St. Laurent.
  • November 24, 1992 – Survivor Series: The Headshrinkers defeated High Energy.
  • December 5, 1992 – Superstars: Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware defeated Barry Horowitz and WT Jones.
  • January 11, 1993 – RAW: Yokozuna pinned Koko B. Ware in the first match of the very first RAW ever!
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Koko B. Ware was in the Royal Rumble match won by Yokozuna.
  • January 30, 1993 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware and Owen Hart defeated The Brooklyn Brawler and Chuck West.
  • February 01, 1993 – RAW: High Energy (Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Glen Ruth.
  • February 7, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware defeated Dale Wolfe and Ken Johnson.
  • February 21, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware defeated tag team champions Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase by disqualification.
  • March 1, 1993 – RAW: Doink the Clown defeated Koko B. Ware by submission.
  • March 22, 1993 – RAW: Doink the Clown defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • May 14, 1993-–Global Wrestling Federation in Dallas: Koko Ware defeated Alex Porteau.
  • March 21, 1994 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • April 9, 1994 – Superstars: Irwin R. Schyster defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • June 18, 1994 – Superstars: Owen Hart defeated Koko B. Ware.

Semi-retirement:

  • 1999: Koko appeared once on WWF Television as the “Black” Blue Blazer during the angle Owen Hart portrayed before his death.
  • May 9, 1999 – APWF: Koko B. Ware defeated Doink.
  • 2001: Koko B. Ware tragically lost his pet parrott Frankie due to a fire that happened in his home.
  • May 18, 2001 – GCW: Koko B. Ware defeated Brickhouse Brown.
  • June 28, 2001 – GCW: The Bull and Brickhouse Brown defeated Koko B. Ware and Robert Gibson.
  • August 22, 2003 – SCW: Koko B Ware and Eric Draven and Roger Blade defeated Billy Maverick and Terry Bull and Brandon Hunter.
  • ~~~LATER ON IN THE MAIN EVENT: Koko B Ware defeated Billy Maverick to win the SCW Supreme title.
  • September 13, 2003 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated The Warcloud.
  • September 20, 2003 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated Mr. Compulsive.
  • September 28, 2003 – Memphis Wrestling: Kamala defeated Koko B. Ware by disqualification.
  • November 29, 2003 – Memphis Wrestling: Reggie B. Fine defeated Koko B. Ware by disqualification in a “Loser Wears a Chicken Suit Match”.
  • April 23, 2004 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated Kevin White in a I Quit match.
  • August 28, 2004 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko B. Ware and Kamala defeated Bill Dundee and Kevin White.
  • October 23, 2004 – Rice Pro Wrestling: Shark Boy and Koko Ware and Tim Morelli beat La Emporer and Shawn Cook and Brad Lamen.
  • October 30, 2004 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated Brian Christopher.
  • November 6, 2004 – AWA-Supreme: Eric Draven and Koko B. Ware defeated The Blackhearts (Tag Champs) in a NON title match.
  • December 26, 2004 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko Ware defeated Stan Lee.
  • February 26, 2005 – Memphis Wrestling: Brian Christopher and Shock defeated Koko B. Ware and Kid Kash.
  • June 11, 2005 – EWF: Melliki defeated Koko Ware by disqualification.
  • June 18, 2005 – AWA Supreme: Eric Draven and Nic Noble defeated Koko Ware and Livewire.
  • July 1, 2005 – Memphis Clash of the Legends: The RockNRoll Express beat The Midnight Express and The PTY Express in a 3-WAY.
  • ~~~RNR Express (Morton/Gibson) | Midnight Express (Condrey/Eaton w/ Phil Hickerson) | PTY Express (Koko Ware/Porkchop Cash).
  • July 26, 2005 – Buckeye Pro Wrestling: Koko Ware defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.
  • August 5, 2005 – Southern Wrestling Alliance: Koko Ware defeated Rick Steiner.
  • August 6, 2005 – Memphis Wrestling: Koko B. Ware stunned promoter Corey Macklin with a stun gun and was taken out of the studio.
  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Koko B. Ware participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly 24 Legends.
  • October 24, 2005 – RAW: Rob Conway defeated Koko B. Ware in a match taped for HEAT.
  • November 19, 2005 – CIW: Koko Ware defeated Dr. Feelgood by Disqualification.
  • March 5, 2006 – World Wrestling Legends PPV: Koko B. Ware defeated Disco Inferno.
  • May 13, 2006 – FEW: Koko Ware defeated Tommy Marr.
  • May 26, 2006 – Blue Water championship Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated Nitro in a Grudge match.
  • June 16, 2006 – Clash of the Legends III: Dutch Mantel defeated Koko Ware by Disqualification.
  • June 17, 2006 – EWF: Kamala and Damien defeated Koko Ware and Bob in a tables match in Converse, Indiana.
  • June 22, 2007 – Great Canadian Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated Cody Deaner in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • July 15, 2006 – Memphis Wrestling: Corey Maclin defeated Koko B. Ware in a Bullrope Match.
  • October 7, 2006 – WCWA: Koko Ware defeated Man in Black.
  • January 4, 2007 – NWA Mid-South Wrestling: Koko B. Ware and Gypsy Joe defeated Tracy Smothers and Scotty McKeever.
  • February 10, 2007 – CIW: Koko B. Ware and P.J. Flowers defeated Dave DuPonte and Mr. Main Event.
  • April 27, 2007 – Memphis: Bill Dundee and Dutch Mantell w/ Jimmy Valiant beat Bobby Eaton and Koko Ware w/ Slick.
  • June 24, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Koko B. Ware defeated Niles Young in a singles match.
  • ~~~Brutus Beefcake came out after the match and put Niles Young to sleep and cut some of his hair.
  • August 17, 2007 – Memphis Wrestling: Mr. Hughes and Kevin White defeated Bill Dundee and Koko Ware.
  • August 23, 2007 – SuperEx Showdown: Koko B. Ware defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • February 2, 2008 – Sooner World Class Wrestling: Koko B. Ware defeated Hardcore champion Kareem Sadat in a Non-title match.
  • June 8, 2008 – TNA Slammiversary: Jay Lethal and So-Cal Val’s wedding was interrupted and ruined by the “Best Man” Sonjay Dutt.
  • ~~~George “The Animal” Steel, Kamala, “Birdman” Koko B. Ware and Jake “The Snake” Roberts attended the wedding ceremony.
  • May 3, 2008 – MWA Encore Classic: Cowboy Troy Hansen and Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Jones and Koko B. Ware in Lake, Iowa.
  • March 9, 2009 – RAW: They announced that Koko B. Ware would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2009!
  • April 4, 2009 – WWE Hall of Fame: Koko B. Ware was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Honky Tonk Man!
  • April 5, 2009 – WrestleMania 25: The entire WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 was introduced to the live crowd as a tribute.
  • June 5, 2009 – SmackDown in Memphis: Justin Roberts recognized WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware!
  • September 2009: James “Koko B.” Ware’s wife tragically passed away from cancer.
  • April 10, 2010 – International Wrestling Cartel: Koko B. Ware defeated Lanny Poffo in Franklin, Pennsylvania.
  • April 13, 2012 – ESW: Koko B. Ware, Dalton Castle and Will Calrissian defeated Bill Collier, The Rochester and Hellcat and Rob Sweet.
  • June 1, 2012 – PWS: Koko B. Ware, Mike Bennett, Taka Suzuki and Starman defeated QT Marshall, Apollyon, George South and The Sheik.
  • May 17, 2013 – GCW: Koko B. Ware and Kaitlin Diamond defeated Maurice and The D-Man.
  • August 24, 2013 – Wrestling Legends Night: Koko B. Ware defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.