The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast

Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme

June 22, 2020 ProWrestlingStories.com Season 1 Episode 11
The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast
Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme
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The Pro Wrestling Stories Podcast
Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme
Jun 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
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Every story about the life of Tony Halme, professional wrestling’s Ludvig Borga, seemed so outrageous they couldn’t possibly be true. Halme truly lived the “foreign heel” gimmick in his surreal, shocking life; he was openly racist and homophobic and even had a Nazi tattoo. Yet, despite being an overtly bigoted man with deplorable views, he kept surfacing in public worlds of celebrity: he was a pro wrestler, boxer, UFC fighter, actor, writer, and musician before getting elected to parliament in Finland. Before he was even a year into his political term, he overdosed on amphetamines and alcohol, shot an illegal firearm in his apartment during an argument with his wife, and went into a 3-week coma where he possibly suffered brain damage. As unbelievable as it all seems, it was all actually real.

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Show Notes

Every story about the life of Tony Halme, professional wrestling’s Ludvig Borga, seemed so outrageous they couldn’t possibly be true. Halme truly lived the “foreign heel” gimmick in his surreal, shocking life; he was openly racist and homophobic and even had a Nazi tattoo. Yet, despite being an overtly bigoted man with deplorable views, he kept surfacing in public worlds of celebrity: he was a pro wrestler, boxer, UFC fighter, actor, writer, and musician before getting elected to parliament in Finland. Before he was even a year into his political term, he overdosed on amphetamines and alcohol, shot an illegal firearm in his apartment during an argument with his wife, and went into a 3-week coma where he possibly suffered brain damage. As unbelievable as it all seems, it was all actually real.

Follow along with the article! Click here to read "Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme" on Pro Wrestling Stories.

ProWrestlingStories.com, your daily source of nostalgia and a peek behind the curtain wall of wrestling’s past!

Looking to kill some more time? Want more? Click here to choose from over 500 great wrestling stories!

Follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Facebook: @prowrestlingstories, Twitter: @pws_official, Instagram: @prowrestlingstories, and on YouTube: @prowrestlingstoriespodcast.

Follow Chris Toplack (host/producer): @christoplack, Cory Rivard (host/video editor): @coryrivard, and JP Zarka (executive producer/"the man behind the curtain"): @jpzarka.

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