[Bad News Allen Gallery]
[Bad News Allen dies suddenly]
[RATNW Interview: Bad News Allen]
||Bad News Brown
Bad News Allen
||Allen J. Coage
||October 22, 1943 in NYC
||Billed from Harlem, New York
Resides in Calgary, Alberta
||Married; Helen Coage
|Height & Weight:
||6'2" - 255 lbs
||Buffalo Allen Coage
"The Ultimate Warrior"
Bad News Allen
Bad News Brown
||Ghetto Blaster (Double-Leg Insegurrey)
World TV Title (Los Angeles, CA, 1978)
North American Heavyweight Champion (Stampede 1982 - 1984, 1986)
Pacific Heavyweight Champion (1985)
Bahamas Heaveyweight Champion (1987)
Florida Heavyweight Champion (1987)
Southern Heavyweight Champion (1987)
ICW Heaveyweight Champion (1991)
IWA Heaveyweight Champion (1996)
In The Beginning
Allen Coage got the name "Bad News" during his days in judo ---- from his opponents..
1976 - Montreal Olympics: Allen Coage competed in the Heavyweight (+205 lb) class for Judo, and won bronze..
Allen Coage won two straight gold medals at the Pan-American Games..
1977: Allen Coage was trained by Antonio Inoki and the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo..
October 23, 1977: Allen Coage made his transition from Judo to Pro-wrestling.
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Allen Coage debuted in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, under the guidance of Antonio Inoki and Kotetsu Yamamoto..
Allen Coage debuted in New Japan using the name "Buffalo Allen Coage"..
World Wide Wrestling Federation
1978: Allen Coage had his first (albeit brief) stint with the WWWF and Vince McMahon Sr..
The "Bad News Allen" gimmick was born and Allen got a lot of experience in Japan and the US..
1982: Bad News Allen went to Calgary, where he wrestled for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling..
Bad News Allen began wrestling guys like Dynmamite Kid & Owen Hart..
Six months later, Bad News Allen did a tour of Australia before returning to Stampede..
Allen Coage met his wife in Redwater, outside of Edmonton, after Coage missed both the babyface and heel bus..
World Wrestling Federation
Bad News Allen signed with the WWF and was forced, for some reason, to change his name to Bad News Brown..
March 27, 1988 - WrestleMania IV: Bad News Brown won a battle royal throwing Bret Hart out last, turned the Hitman into a face..
July 31, 1988 - WrestleFest 1988: Bad News Brown defeated Bret "Hitman" Hart..
August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: Bad News Brown defeated "Strongman" Ken Patera..
October 1988 - House Show: Bad News Brown defeated Junk Yard Dog..
November 24, 1988 - Survivor Series: Bad News Brown prooves that he was a "loner" by walking out on his Teammates..
December 1988 - House Show: Randy "Macho Man" Savage defeated Bad News Brown to retain the WWF Heavyweight title..
January 15, 1989 - Royal Rumble: Bad News Brown entered at #13 and was eliminated by Hulk Hogan..
March 11, 1989 - SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated Bad News Brown..
April 2, 1989 - Wrestlemania V: Bad News Brown wrestled "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan to a NO CONTEST..
November 23, 1989 - Survivor Series: For the second year in a row, Bad News Brown walked out on his Teammates..
January 21, 1990 - Royal Rumble: Bad News Brown entered at #9 and was eliminated by Roddy Piper..
April 1, 1990 - Wrestlemania VI: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs Bad News Brown ended in a NO CONTEST..
August 27, 1990 - Summerslam: Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Bad News Brown with help from the Big Bossman..
Bad News Brown physically manhandled President Jack Tunney on an episode of the Brother Love Show..
Failure to live up to promises to him by Vince McMahon, has cause trememdous amounts of "bad blood"..
Allen does not cherish the time he spent in the WWF, and only did it to support his family..
Allen Coage had to retired after 22 years in the ring due to the poor condition of his knees..
Allen & Helen Coage now live in Calgary, and have nine children -- three boys and six girls -- and 14 grandkids..
Allen Coage still works occasional spot shows for promoters like Tony Condello in Winnipeg and Tim Flowers in Vancouver..
Allen Coage says he'd eventually like to end up promoting a wrestling organization out of Calgary..
Allen Coage is working on a book about his career filled with inside wrestling stories..
2005: Rick Bogner & "Bad News" Allen Coage now run a wrestling school out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada..
March 6, 2007: Bad News Allen Coage suddenly passed away from a heart attack at 5:30 a.m. at the age of 63..