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Allen James Coage

  • Birth 22 Oct 1943 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 6 Mar 2007 Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Burial Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Plot GARDEN OF DEVOTION (ALL SAINTS)
  • Memorial ID 18418307

Olympic Athlete. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, he was a renowned Judo fighter, winning a bronze medal for the United States at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. He was the first African-American to ever win a medal in Judo at the Olympic Games, and remains the only American to win an Olympic medal in Judo's heavyweight division. After the Olympics, he went on as a six-time National Champion and two-time gold medal Pan American Games champion. He later moved to Japan and wrestled professionally under the name "Buffalo Coage". He also wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation and Canada's Stampede Wrestling, known to fans as "Bad News Brown" or "Bad News Allen". He continued to tour and wrestle until retiring in 1998. In 1990 he was inducted into the Judo Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Inscription

SON, BROTHER, HUSBAND,
FATHER, GRANDFATHER,
PRO WRESTLER, JUDO OLYMPIAN
& KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR
OCT. 22, 1943 ~ MAR. 6, 2007
CARRIED IN OUR MEMORY FOREVER


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 15 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18418307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allen James Coage (22 Oct 1943–6 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18418307, citing Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .