Ludvig Borga – The Surreal, Shocking Life of Tony Halme
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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