Koko B. Ware Wants Your Help, Speaks on Hart, Vince & More

Nick Paglino

Right After WrestlingArda Ocal (@arda_ocal) & Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) of R.A.W. RADIO on SIRIUS 158 available on iTunes recently spoke with WWE Hall of Famer ‘The Bird-man’ Koko B. Ware. Highlights:

Koko B. Ware wants fans help in naming his new security company (details of the company are in the interview) – send suggestions on Twitter to @Arda_Ocal or @JimmyKorderas

Koko credits Sweet Daddy Siki as being a major reason he got into the WWE

The origin of his songs on the ‘Piledriver’ record
"Thank God for Jimmy Hart! He was the Mouth of the South. If Jimmy says something about you, he’ll hound everybody about it. He hounded promoters – he hounded Vince McMahon about how great of a singer I was. Vince never heard me sing, but Jimmy said I was a great singer. And that’s really how it started."

Who gave Koko the idea of bringing a macau (Frankie) with him to the ring
"It started out as my late-wife’s idea. She really helped me get the idea of the ‘Bird-man’. As a matter of fact, I was the ‘Bird-man’ before I got the bird. I had birds on my tights. And one day she went to a zoo or pet store – where they sell pets – and she saw some beautiful birds. And she saw that blue & gold macaw and she said ‘this is what you need to help you get on top’. I asked her what she meant by getting ‘on top’ and she said ‘if you wanna be where Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Roddy Piper were on top, you need this’."

On his first meeting with Vince McMahon on whose idea it was for Koko to become the ‘Bird-man’

The one time Koko B. Ware worked as a heel in the WWE and would he have wanted a longer run as a heel (including wanting to return today to work as a heel)

For the full 20+ Minute interview, click this link: http://radio.thescore.com/episodes/koko-b-ware-full-06272011

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