• Old School ECW Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 47th birthday of ECW Veteran “The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freak” Balls Mahoney (Real name: Jonathan Rechner).
The first time we saw him on TV was when he did televised jobs for the World Wrestling Federation in 1992 and later joined Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1994.
Before Balls Mahoney made a name for himself in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, he portrayed The Million Dollar Man’s evil Santa Claus called “Xanta Klaus” on WWF TV for a short period of time.
In ECW he won 3 Tag Team Championships, 2 with Spike Dudley and 1 with Masato Tanaka.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & R.I.P.!
April 11, 1972 – April 12, 2016
• Booker T Fires Back At WWE Hall Of Famer For Saying Kofi Kingston Needs To Do Steroids
This past Sunday at WrestleMania 35, Kofi Kingston defeated Daniel Bryan to become the new WWE Champion.
WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham had the following to say regarding this on Facebook:
“Kofi Kingston…. My Advice
I am sure Vince will sit Kofi down and say, ” Now Kofi, you listen to every word the Superstar has to say about your run as the first African born WWE World Heavyweight Champion.”
Congratulations to Kofi for winning the most important Title in pro wrestling history….sorry you NWA guys…. Notice the word ” Heavyweight ” in his Title…so my man, I urge you to start doing some steroids and add about 50 pounds of solid muscle to your championship body.
Vince wont care, honestly. Actually he would be quite pleased with the muscular transformation, as I predict that you young man will have the longest run as WWE champ in modern-day history.
Then in just a short time while you are red hot and the fans are celebrating your win, your 2 former partners in crime, E and Woods get jealous and turn on you. In my day there would be some blood in that double cross on you but God forbid….not now.
You then have Daniel Bryan for rematches and your two former partners as opponents. The final suggestion, is to get all of my promo material together that you can find in the WWE’s vast library and study my promos. You must be an entertainer as well as a wrestler my man and best of luck with your run !!! S.B.G.”
During a recent edition of Heated Conversations podcast, two time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T had the following to say about Graham’s comments:
“These old guys need to wake up and realize that their era is over.
To bring steroids into a conversation as far as what a man need to do to get to the top in the wrestling business, man…there’s more to life than the wrestling business. What about your health?
They got a Wellness Policy now. They’re trying to keep these guys alive. We lost so many soldiers along the way because of steroids and drugs. And for this man to say another man need to get on drugs to become successful…HE IS SUCCESSFUL!! HE’S THE WWE CHAMPION!!”
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