January 11, 2010

Tony Halme, RIP

Dead at the age of 47, Halme is another one of those only-in-America (or rather, only-in-Finland) pro wrestling stories: Halme competed in the mid-'90s WWF as Ludvig Borga, and then returned to his native Finland and was elected to Parliament as part of a far-right nativist party. He made headlines a few years ago for claiming in an interview that Finnish president/Conan O'Brien lookalike Tarja Halonen was a lesbian.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 11, 2010 06:35 AM
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