Vince McMahon's reaction to 'bloody' hotel lobby fight involving former WWE Superstar revealed by backstage official
During the Something To Wrestle podcast, SmackDown executive director Bruce Prichard reminisced the infamous fight between former WWE Superstar KoKo B. Ware and WWE official Jim Troy. Prichard revealed that the fight between the two took place somewhere in France after Troy had made some disrespectful remarks about B. Ware's size.
Everybody had been out, drinking heavily, and Jim was talking about what a tough guy he was in the hockey world, that his fights were real, not like you fake wrestler guys, and made some disparaging comments to Koko B. Ware about his size, and just kind of laughing Koko off, because he’s like, ‘Oh, you little guy, fake wrestlers, what I did was real,’ and Koko had just about enough of it.
So Koko’s like, ‘Hey man, you want to find out how real I am, I’ll be happy to show you how real I am.’ Nothing happened at the restaurant but when they got back to the hotel, it exploded and they went all through the lobby of this really nice hotel, fighting, and Koko, finally they got them separated.
But Jim Troy was about 6’2″, 6’3″, big guy, and Koko’s 5’9″, maybe, and Koko from everything I heard, I was not there, so this is all hearsay, and rumor and innuendo, but I’d always heard that Koko more than held his own and probably got the better of Jimmy and they were both, both had a lot to drink, Jim definitely more than anybody else there, and when I saw Jimmy, when he came in to the office after that fight, his face was pretty messed up.
Prichard further spoke about Vince McMahon's reaction to the fight and the first step he took:
He sent them both home on the spot, as soon as he found out about it, and got them on separate flights just to get them both out now, send them both home, I’ll talk to them when they get here.
He told Koko, I was actually in the room when he told Koko, they had Koko at the building, and said get him on the phone, and had someone get a hold of Troy and tell him to get his sh** and go home, come home, come see me when he gets here. That was it, and he dealt with it. Told them, said ‘I can’t tolerate that.’ (h/t: Lords of Pain)
Koko B. Ware is a WWE Hall of Famer and was an integral part of the company from the late '80s to 1997. While B. Ware has continued to make sporadic appearances for wrestling events, he wrestled his last match for WWE in 2005, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.