Koko B. Ware

  • Born: 06/20/1957 in Union City, Tennessee
  • Birthname: James Ware
  • Height & Weight: 5'7", 228 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)

Koko B. Ware is a retired American professional wrestler who made his professional wrestling debut in 1978. He rose in popularity during the mid 1980s, while appearing in the World Wrestling Federation, where he was initially a strong mid-carder before he eventually became a jobber to the stars. Ware came to the ring with a blue-and-yellow macaw named Frankie, and would flap his arms like a bird while dancing before and after his matches.

Before joining the WWF, Ware worked as a part of several tag teams, first with Bobby Eaton in Memphis and then later on with Norvell Austin as one half of the P.Y.T. Express in several promotions. Ware also holds the distinction of having competed in the first ever match on the first episode of Monday Night Raw in a losing effort against Yokozuna.

Notable Feuds

vs. Jimmy Valiant

w/ Owen Hart vs. The Nasty Boys

w/ Owen Hart vs. Money Inc.

Other Notable Achievements

BSPW Heavyweight Championship

BSPW Tag Team Championship (2) – with Juicy Johnny

NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) – with Norvell Austin

AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (7 times) – with Norvell Austin (3), Bobby Eaton (2), Stan Lane (1), and Dutch Mantel (1)

NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (6 times)

NWA Mid-America Television Championship

IWCCW Heavyweight Championship

IWA Heavyweight Championship

RWF Heavyweight Championship

SCW Supreme Championship

USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

USWA World Tag Team Championship – with Rex Hargrove