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[Koko B. Ware Gallery]

[www.kokobware.net]
Wrestler: "Birdman" Koko B. Ware
Real Name: James Ware
Birthday:
Hometown: Union City, Tennessee
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'9" - 229 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1978 (Memphis)
1986 (WWF)
Previous Gimmicks: Sweet Brown Sugar
Stagger Lee -masked-
Koko Ware
The Birdman
Appeared as Blue Blazer.
Finishing Move: The Ghostbuster
Favorite Moves: Flying Dropkick
The Headbutt
Notable Feuds: Randy Savage
Joe Cagle & Rocky Sorter
Chick Donavan
Sonny King
The Fabulous Ones (Memphis)
Jimmy Valiant
Billy Travis & Ron Sexton
Butch Reed (WWF)
Rick Martel (WWF)

  • (Nashville) Mid-America Television title ();
  • (Tennessee) Southern Tag Team titles (5);
  • NWA (Nashville/Chattanooga/Memphis) Mid-America Heavyweight title (6);
  • (Georgia/Tennessee) GSG Heavyweight title ();
  • (Memphis) United States Junior Heavyweight title ();
  • (Florida) United States Tag Team titles ();
  • USWA (United States Wrestling Association) Unified World Heavyweight title (2);
  • USWA (United States Wrestling Association) Tag Team titles ();
  • SCW (Supreme Championship Wrestling) Supreme title defeating Billy Maverick (August 22, 2003);
  • ICW (New England) Heavyweight title ();
  • EWA World Heavyweight title ();


  • 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 & Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko Ware) beat Robert Gibson & 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 & 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 & Skip Young beat Koko Ware & Norvell Austin via DQ..
  • October 27, 1984 - Cotton Bowl Extravaganza: Buck Zumhoffe defeated Koko Ware..
  • November 22, 1984 - Star Wars: The Fantastics defeated Koko Ware & Norvell Austin to retain the American Tag Team titles..

    World Wrestling Federation - "The Birdman" Koko B. Ware:
  • November 29, 1986 - SNME: Koko B. Ware defeated Nikolai Volkoff..
  • March 29, 1987 - Wrestlemania III: Butch Reed defeated Koko B. Ware..
  • January 2, 1988 - SNME: Greg Valentine beat Koko B. Ware via submission..
  • March 27, 1988 - Wrestlemania IV: The Islanders & Bobby Heenan defeatd The British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware w/Matilda..
  • April 30, 1988 - SNME: Rick Rude pinned Koko B. Ware..
  • August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: The Big Bossman defeated Koko B.Ware..
  • 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..
  • October, 10, 1989 - First WWF UK Event: Koko B. Ware pinned Boris Zhukov..
  • August 28, 1989 - SummerSlam: Dino Bravo defeated Koko B. Ware in a DARK match..
  • April 1, 1990 - Wrestlemania 6: Rick Martel over Koko B. Ware..
  • October 13, 1990 - SNME: Sgt Slaughter beat Koko B. Ware by submission..
  • January 19, 1991 - Royal Rumble: The Mountie defeated Koko B. Ware..
  • March 24, 1991 - Wrestlemania 7: Koko B. Ware defeated The Brooklyn Brawler in a DARK match..
  • 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"..
  • November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: The Headshrinkers over High Energy..
  • January 11, 1993 - RAW: Yokozuna pinned Koko B. Ware in the first match of the very first RAW ever!
  • February 01, 1993 - RAW: High Energy (Owen Hart and Koko B. Ware) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Glen Ruth..
  • March 1, 1993 - RAW: Doink the Clown defeated Koko B. Ware by submission..
  • March 22, 1993 - RAW: Doink the Clown 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..
  • 2001: Koko B. Ware tragically lost his pet parrott Frankie due to a fire that happened in his home..
  • August 22, 2003--SCW: Koko B Ware & Eric Draven & Roger Blade defeated Billy Maverick & Terry Bull & Brandon Hunter..
  • ~~~LATER ON IN THE MAIN EVENT: Koko B Ware defeated Billy Maverick to win the SCW Supreme Title..
  • November 29, 2003 - Memphis Wrestling: Reggie B. Fine defeated Koko B. Ware by DQ in a "Loser Wears a Chicken Suit Match"..
  • October 23, 2004--Rice Pro Wrestling: Shark Boy & Koko Ware & Tim Morelli beat La Emporer & Shawn Cook & Brad Lamen..
  • November 6, 2004--AWA-Supreme: Eric Draven & Koko B. Ware defeated The Blackhearts (Tag Champs) in a NON TITLE match..
  • December 26, 2004--Memphis Wrestling: Koko Ware defeated Stan Lee..
  • June 11, 2005--EWF: Melliki defeated Koko Ware by Disqualification..
  • June 18, 2005--AWA Supreme: Eric Draven & Nic Noble defeated Koko Ware & 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 & 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 & Damien defeated Koko Ware & Bob in a tables match in Converse, Indiana.....
  • 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 & Gypsy Joe beat Tracy Smothers & Scotty McKeever
  • February 10, 2007--CIW: Koko B. Ware & P.J. Flowers defeated Dave DuPonte & Mr. Main Event