James Ware (born June 20, 1957) is a retired American professional wrestler from Union City, TN who competed from the 1970s through the start of the 21st century as Koko B. Ware. He started in the territories, working in Georgia, Mid-South, Memphis and elsewhere. He was primarily a midcarder, though he held several regional titles. He arrived in WWE in 1986, where, despite being very popular, he was pretty much stuck forever in midcard Jobber mode, including being the first-ever televised victim for The Undertaker, at Survivor Series 90. He stuck around until 1994, though WWE's interpromotional relationship with Jerry Lawler's USWA led to him defeating Kamala for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title, and then winning it a second time from Lawler himself. He went into semi-retirement in 1995, and eventually retired for good in 2009, being inducted in WWE's Hall of Fame in the same year.
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"Tropes B. Ware":
- Animal Motif: Birds, of course.
- Arch-Enemy: His biggest feuds, all in Memphis, were with Jimmy Valiant, Bobby Eaton and The Fabulous Ones.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
- Bash Brothers: With Owen Hart as High Energy
- Charlie Brown from Outta Town: As Stagger Lee in Memphis.
- Cool Pet: Frankie, the Macaw
- Cool Shades
- FaceHeel Turn: When he joined Jimmy Hart's stable the First Family and renamed himself Sweet Brown Sugar
- Finishing Move: Ghost Buster (Brain Buster); Missile Dropkick
- Fun Personified: Kids loved him.
- Identity Impersonator: Did this twice, once while teaming with the Killer Bees and once when he was trying to help prove his former Tag Team partner, wasn't the Blue Blazer (he was). Neither time worked because he was an African American replacing Caucasian males.
- Jobber: The bulk of his WWE run was this. Along with the Undertaker example, Yokozuna Squashed him in the opening match of the debut episode of Raw.
- Mysterious Middle Initial
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His Tag Team with Norvell Austin, the Pretty Young Things, later named the P.Y.T. Express, based their image on Michael Jackson, as part of their Pretty Boy image.
- Power Stable:
- The Pringle Dynasty
- The First Family
- Neidhart's Raiders (a breakaway group led by Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart)
- Red Baron: "The Birdman" and "The Holy Ghost"
- Salt and Pepper:
- As Sweet Brown Sugar with Bobby Eaton in Memphis
- With Owen Hart as High Energy in 1992-1993.