Elijah Burke Comments On Ghosts, Lawler, More News

Ryan Clark

From Richard Milam: I saw you mention that Abdullah was unable to get into the ring in Japan. Thought I would let you know that when he wrestled at a Legends show in North Carolina a couple of months ago, he was also unable to get into the ring. The promoter told me that he not able to get into the ring any longer. he can only stand at ringside & do a few trademark Butcher moves (pulling the fork out of his tights, blading, etc).

from calendarlive.com: A few years before Andy Kaufman’s death from lung cancer at 35 in 1984, the darkly edgy comic/performance artist leaped into pro wrestling, grappling with women in particular (he declared himself “Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion”) and feuding with (male) wrestling star Jerry Lawler. On Tuesday, the American Cinematheque jumps into the ring with a Kaufman wrestling double bill. Lynne Margulies and Joe Orr’s 1989 documentary “I’m From Hollywood” chronicles the escapades that many think hurt his career, while 1979’s “Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall” shows his mind-boggling range, including Foreign Man, the lovable character that launched his career. Bonus: Lawler and the Aztec Mummy (“the world’s oldest living wrestler”) will attend. 7:30 p.m. Tue., Egyptian Theatre, $10, (323) 466-3456, americancinematheque.com.

ECW superstar Elijah Burke posted the following update on his MySpace.com page regarding in appearance on Ghosthunters on the Sci-Fi Network: Sup family? Hope all had a happy halloween. As for the Black Pope, mine was pretty uneventful until I added a little “Experience” to it, If you get my grip. Last nite, I appeared on Sci-fi’s Ghost Hunter and had a very wonderful time with Jason, Grant, Steve and the whole crew. We filmed from Waverly Hills for 6 hours live! Now, im not one to walk around an abandoned/haunted building searching out ghosts, so it can get a little boring, but since I was there I tried to (within limitaions) liven it up as much as I could. Oh how I wanted to tell lyttle Timmy to “Walk Into The Light”! Lol As you’ saw from the show, it became pretty uneventful at times…..But not with YOUR Black Pope!? You ever stop to wonder why most of all the “Activity” was happening around Me? (You might have to think about that one) My calling is to Entertain YOU, my fans. Whether I’m on ECW, GhostHunters or The Price is Right, if the camera’s are rolling, I am On! So I hope I was able to add a little something special (The Bat, The touch on my back), especially for those who follow me weekly and to all of who wish to believe. And Remember, “SEEING IS BELIEVING!”

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