WWE Hall Of Famer KoKo B. Ware recently appeared as a guest on the Why It Ended with Robbie E. podcast for an in-depth interview about his career. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On his belief that Vince McMahon inducted him into the WWE Hall Of Fame as a way of apologizing for his controversial release from the company several years ago: "I guess he might have said, 'well let's put Koko in there. Instead of coming and saying, 'Koko, I'm sorry,' you know, 'well let's just put him in the Hall of Fame and give him a little money.'"
On receiving $5,000 and a ring for his WWE Hall Of Fame induction and cherishing his ring but not being happy with how his WWE career ended: "But that's the only thing I got out of it. Now, somebody else, whatever somebody else said they got out of the Hall of Fame, I don't know. But I got five thousand dollars and a ring for the rest of my life."
On taking the first-ever Tombstone Piledriver from The Undertaker, but 'Taker botching it: "I love Mark to death, and I'm still proud of The Undertaker today. He really, really has [taken] his gimmick a long, long way. But Mark was, you know. I was the first one to take the tombstone, but he was a little excited because that was his first time doing it, and I almost kind of cracked my neck a little bit doing it. And I heard all kind of little cracks and stuff like that.
"But I knew Mark was trying to get over... I got dropped on my head, to be honest with you. Yes. But thank God for working out, it kind of helps you. Now, if I had a weak head or something like that, I probably would have broke my neck big time. I was the first one that he used it on. [We didn't practice], he just said hey. They wanted him [to do it]. It was kind of like a piledriver, but he just had my head between his legs too far that you could see my head, and if he would have had my head between the fat part of his thighs, then it wouldn't have hurt."