Koko Ware is an American professional wrestler. He was born in 1957 in the city of Union City, Tennessee. His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million. According to his wiki page, he is a retired professional wrestler.
In 1986, he became one of the most popular wrestlers of the time, a cult favorite known as the “Birdman” or “Sweet Brown Sugar”. As a part of the World Wrestling Federation, he made his debut on the Superstars episode of September 6, 1986. The following year, he won the USWA World Heavyweight Championship, the first of many in the promotion.
Before he joined the WWF, Ware worked in several regional promotions, including Mid-South, the Georgia Wrestling Alliance, the NWA, the Continental Wrestling Association, and the Mid-American promotion. Some of his friends included Sting, Rey Misterio Sr. and Ultimate Warrior. While he has a wealth of knowledge on the wrestling business, he keeps his personal life out of the public eye.
Aside from the fact that he is an entertaining performer, Ware has a unique personality. One of his most memorable moments was when he had a bird named Frankie. The Macaw entertained the crowd with high-flying maneuvers that made Koko popular with fans. It was also at this point that he had an affair with a manager, Jimmy Hart. However, he was still able to win his first tag team championship with Steve Keirn in 1993.
In the beginning of his career, Ware was in a series of tag teams. He also made appearances in the United States Wrestling Association, as part of a talent exchange program with the WWF. After the USWA dissolved in 1997, he began to work on the independent circuit.
In the 1990s, Ware returned to Memphis. In 1998, he wrestled for Power Pro Wrestling in Memphis. From there, he went into semi-retirement.
He appeared in the 1999 documentary Beyond the Mat. In addition, he has worked on a number of television shows and films, including the AWF Warriors of Wrestling and Saturday Night’s Main Event. This is not to mention the videos he has starred in for WWE, including the video for the title track on their second album.
Ware is a former member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He has been a guest on Daniel Tosh’s Tosh.0 show, and he was interviewed for the 1999 wrestling documentary Beyond the Mat. Throughout his career, he has been featured on the television shows Survivor Series, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Raw, and The World Wrestling Federation.
In 2009, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He was also one of the stars in the acclaimed WWE video, the Piledriver. During his career, he had a number of other notable feuds, including one with Brian Christopher, a match against Jerry Lawler, and a battle royal.
When he signed with the WWF in 1986, Ware was able to become the “Birdman” of the WWF, a name that he adopted after a match with Yokozuna. His other famous matches were against Owen Hart, Brian Christopher, and a match against Harley Race.