Ludvig Borga had the look of a potential top guy, but his WWE run was short-lived. Debuting in 1993, the Finland native chastised Americans for their issues, taking on the role of a heel. Borga feuded with Lex Luger and even picked up a victory over Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon during his first year in the company.
But Borga was out of the company by 1994. And though a Nazi tattoo wasn't Borga's biggest issue, it didn't seem to help his cause.
"I think somebody saw him in the shower. I didn't have guys do cavity searches or nothing. Nobody dropped their drawers in my office. I ain't Harvey Weinstein. We found out about it and I think the deal was, he was wearing boots that were low-cut and he had a very diminutive SS tattoo," Jim Ross recalled on Grilling JR. "It wasn't huge. But it was there. I think the discussion should have been, 'we can't use you. If we do, we're basically condoning the Holocaust.' That's how I looked at it. He got different boots and covered it up. There might have been a handful of times before he got new boots that it was even seen. But it was very uncomfortable. And he was uncomfortable and untalented. But he had a million-dollar look. He looked like a Ferrari with a four-cylinder motor. When he left, nobody shed any tears."
Borga would go on to fight Randy Couture in the UFC in 1997 before becoming a member of the Finnish Parliament in 2003. He passed away in 2010.
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