This shoot was a far cry from the recent Too Cold Scorpio shoot I watched. In the Too Cold interview, Scorpio detailed a lot of dirt from the different scenes he was a part in, and didn’t hesitate to bury other guys and call people out. Ware was much more humbler, his memory a bit foggier, and made it clear he wasn’t the type to hold grudges. They spent a good amount of time discussing all of his different territorial runs before getting the call from Vince to join the WWF. The juiciest story from his early days was one in which Steve Kiern suckerpunched Ware in a locker room shower.
Koko talked a lot about all of the different people he worked against and with in the WWF. He didn’t have much to say negatively, outside of not enjoying being on the receiving end of a Headshrinkers splash, as they never held back. He talked very fondly about WrestleMania III and it was obvious it was one of the highlights of his life. He told the origins of his mascot bird Frankie. I won’t get into details, but he discussed over a dozen of the company’s top performers from that era, and if you’re a fan of that period you should seek this out. He talked about an incident while touring in Europe where he beat the shit out of one of McMahon’s executives, which played a major factor in his being released by the company.
Near the end of the interview, Koko talked about being discouraged about not being contacted by Jarrett to do anything with TNA, and how he just wishes WWE would give him the opportunity to walk down the aisle in Madison Square Garden one last time. The video ends with a solitary tear running down Ware’s face as he gets choked up. This wasn’t acting, it was real emotion, and the incompetents at RF Video couldn’t have scripted something this sincere if they tried. I genuinely hope Koko is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day, as he deserves his due, and seems to be one of a few from that era who’s heart is bigger than his head.