Early life[ edit ] Taitoko was of Waikato Tainui  and Clan Campbell  descent, leading him to reflect humorously in one routine, "I'm half Maori and half Scots. Half of me wants to go to the pub and get pissed, and the other half doesn't want to pay for it. Prince Tui Teka encouraged him to embark on a solo career  which saw him in great demand for his skits and impressions and his cabaret singing.
Professional wrestling career[ edit ] Early career — [ edit ] After a stint as a professional bull rider in Professional Rodeo Cowboys AssociationSopp left the profession in his earlys in order to pursue a career as a professional wrestler.
After the match, Sunny abandoned The Gunns, saying that she would only manage title holders. Billy, frustrated with losing both the championship and Sunny, walked out on Bart, breaking up The Smoking Gunns.
On Shotgun Saturday NightJames realized both of their careers were going nowhere and suggested that they became a tag team. Gunn agreed and smashed a guitar over the Honky Tonk Man's head to solidify their new alliance. They quickly rose to the top of the tag team ranks and won the Tag Team Championship from the Legion of Doom on November The Outlaws slowly began to align themselves with D-Generation X.
They were, however, defeated. Ass and reformation of the Outlaws and DX — [ edit ] "Mr. Ass" Billy Gunn The Outlaws then began to focus more on singles competition.
Valentine's Day MassacreGunn was the special guest referee for the Intercontinental Championship match between Val Venis and champion Ken Shamrock, where Gunn made a fast count and declared Venis the new champion before attacking both men.
Gunn defeated his former partner, Road Dogg, in a match at Over the Edge. The One — [ edit ] Gunn made his return in October and immediately teamed with Chyna to feud with Right to Censorwho wanted to "censor" his Mr.
Ass gimmick, so he renamed himself Billy G. Gunn then feuded with Eddie Guerrero and the rest of The Radicalz. After the match, Gunn suggested that they form a tag team. Palumbo agreed, and Billy and Chuck quickly rose to the top of the tag team division. Initially they were a generic tandem, but they were given a gimmick where they grew increasingly affectionate toward each other, showing evidence of a storyline homosexual relationship.
On the September 5 edition of Smackdown! Gunn agreed, and one week later, on the September 12 episode of SmackDown! Return to singles competition — [ edit ] After returning in the summer ofGunn reverted to the "Mr.
Ass" gimmick, defeating A-Trainand Torrie Wilson became his new manager. He started a feud with Jamie Noblewhich led to an "Indecent Proposal" Match at Vengeancewhich Noble won and due to the match's stipulation, won a night with Torrie.
In JuneSopp gave an interview in which he was heavily critical of WWE and the events that led to his release. Many of the negative comments were directed towards Triple Hwho Sopp claimed "runs the show up there".
Due to the legal issues with WWE, all TNA - DVD releases featuring footage with Sopp as "The Outlaw" and presumably also as "The New Age Outlaw" have had the name on on-screen graphics blurred, the name silenced out of the audio, and match commentary completely replaced to reflect a retroactive name change to "Kip James".
The Epic Set" box set, in which the silencing of the name during a segment where Dusty Rhodes picks his name from a lottery leaves DVD viewers in the dark as to who just got picked.The Māori comedian Billy T. James cleverly drew on old racist stereotypes about Māori, such as the Māori who was confused by the English language.
By laughing at the stereotypes James helped to defuse them. Billy T. James William James Te Wehi Taitoko MBE (17 January \u 7 August ) better known by his stage name Billy T.
James, was a New Zealand entertainer, comedian, musician and actor. He became a key figure in the development of New Zealand comedy, and a household name during his lifetime. Early life Taitoko was of .
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Billy T. James was born on January 17, in Waikato, New Zealand as William James Te Wehi Taitoko. He was an actor and director, known for Came a Hot Friday (), Under the Mountain () and The Leading Edge ().
He died on August 7, in New timberdesignmag.com: Jan 17, or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out Cover photo and vital information Quickly see who the memorial is for and Place Of Birth: New Zealand. Mr. Allsop's terrific video tribute!
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