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Wrestling fans of the 80’s and 90’s will remember Leon White, the monster heel known as  Big Van Vader and speaking on the latest episode of Jim Cornette’s ‘Drive Thru’, infamous wrestling manager Jim Cornette discussed just how the WWF and other promotions got around using the Vader name with George Lucas.

“I can’t sit here and say with a 100% certainty that no one ever contacted him because of his name, but obviously nothing ever came of it. I can tell you in the WWF, no that was not the reason. The reason was the same reason they used to announce Sting as ‘The Man They Call Sting’. Because one-named people were not all that common in wrestling in those days and it was like a better intro. The Man They Call Vader to Vince was a better intro than Vader, but that’s pretty much as deep as it went, I don’t mean to be disappointing.”

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Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark
  • Hardcover Book
  • Anders, Lou (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 08/25/2020 (Publication Date) - Disney Lucasfilm Press (Publisher)