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In the world of professional wrestling, the term BSK refers to the Bone Street Krew, a backstage group of wrestlers who were prominent in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the 1990s.

A backstage group that liked to hang with each others and having fun playing dominoes in the locker room and drinking Jack Daniels whiskey at night.

Henry Godwinn, Undertaker, The Godfather, Savio Vega, Rikishi, and the late Yokozuna of BSK enjoying a few refreshments at a Gentlemen's Club together
BSK Bone Street Krew members Henry Godwinn, Undertaker, The Godfather, Savio Vega, Rikishi, and the late Yokozuna drinking Jack Daniels whiskey at a Gentlemen’s Club.

 

The Founding of Bone Street Krew

The Bone Street Krew was the brainchild of two iconic wrestlers in the WWF, Yokozuna and The Undertaker. It was formed as a camaraderie of like-minded individuals who shared common interests and bonds that extended beyond the squared circle. One of the activities that solidified their brotherhood was playing dominoes, often referred to as “bones.”

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BSK Members and Camaraderie

  1. Yokozuna, co-founder and co-leader
  2. The Undertaker, co-founder and co-leader
  3. Henry O’ Goodwinn
  4. Phineas I’ Goodwin/ Mideon
  5. Savio Vega
  6. Papa Shango/ Kama/ The Godfather
  7. Fatu/ Rikishi
  8. Brian ‘Crush’ Adams
  9. Paul Bearer
  10. “Uncle” Mr. Fuji

These wrestlers were handpicked and vetted by Yokozuna and The Undertaker to join their exclusive group.

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BSK members Brian Adams aka Crush and The Undertaker.

Almost all the members of BSK have tattoos representing their group. It started out with Savio Vega getting a tattoo and then everyone else followed suit. A notable exception was Rikishi who never got one.

The most memorable BSK tattoo is on the stomach of the Undertaker. It simply reads…B.S.K. Pride.

The Undertaker BSK Pride tattoo

 

The Relationship with The Kliq

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The Kliq, BSK Bone Street Krew, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and Gerald Brisco partying in the back of the bus. It seem that The Undertaker was the original head of the table.

During the same era, there was another backstage group in the WWF known as The Kliq, composed of Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Triple H, and X-Pac. Despite rumors of animosity between the two groups, there was no real hostility, and they coexisted peacefully backstage.

 

Plans for an Onscreen Stable

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At one point, there were discussions about turning the Bone Street Krew into an onscreen stable, which could have led to exciting storylines and feuds. However, this idea never came to fruition, and the BSK remained an influential behind-the-scenes group.

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Rikishi working his "Make A Difference" Fatu gimmick on-screen while wearing his BSK beanie hat in 1995.
Rikishi working his “Make A Difference” Fatu gimmick on-screen while wearing his BSK beanie hat.

It would have a force to reckon with on-screen. Ten members, real-life friends, but an heteroclite assembly of wrestling characters. So diverse that it wouldn’t have made any sense even in the weird world of professional wrestling.

 

Dissolution and Reunion

BSK Reunites before The Undertaker's Final Farewell at WWE Survivor Series 2020
BSK reunites before The Undertaker’s Final Farewell at WWE Survivor Series 2020

As with most things in the wrestling world, nothing lasts forever. The Bone Street Krew eventually dissolved in the late-1990s as some of its members left the WWF for various reasons. However, in November 2020, several members of the BSK reunited to attend The Undertaker’s retirement ceremony at Survivor Series, celebrating their enduring friendship.

 

The Undertaker’s BSK Table For 3

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The BSK’s legacy lives on, and in a special episode of WWE Table For 3, The Undertaker sat down with Rikishi, The Godfather, and Henry Godwinn for an extended edition. This candid conversation shed light on their careers, shared memories, and the bond that made the BSK unforgettable.

Key Takeaways from WWE Table For 3

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During the Table For 3 episode, several key takeaways emerged. The camaraderie forged through simple activities like playing dominoes and traveling together strengthened their friendship. The BSK members also shared heartwarming stories about WWE Hall of Famer Jack Lanza, who played a significant role in their lives.

 

Conclusion

The Bone Street Krew remains an integral part of wrestling history, representing the power of friendship and camaraderie in a fiercely competitive industry. Their bond, forged through shared interests and experiences, has left a lasting legacy in the hearts of wrestling fans worldwide.

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FAQs:

Q1: Are there any plans to bring back the Bone Street Krew in the future? As of now, there have been no official announcements regarding the revival of the Bone Street Krew as an onscreen stable. However, the group’s reunion at The Undertaker’s retirement ceremony showed that their friendship and bond remain strong.

Q2: How did The Undertaker and Yokozuna come up with the name “Bone Street Krew”? The name “Bone Street Krew” was coined by Yokozuna and The Undertaker. It originated from their shared love for playing dominoes, which are colloquially referred to as “bones” in some circles.

Q3: Did any other backstage groups rival the BSK during the 1990s? While there were other backstage groups during that era, the most prominent rival to the BSK was The Kliq, led by wrestlers like Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash. Despite rumors of tension, both groups coexisted peacefully behind the scenes.

Q4: What made the Bone Street Krew unique compared to other backstage groups? The Bone Street Krew’s uniqueness stemmed from the genuine camaraderie and friendship among its members. They bonded over shared interests and experiences, creating a brotherhood that extended beyond their wrestling personas.

Q5: How has the legacy of the BSK influenced modern wrestling camaraderie? The legacy of the Bone Street Krew serves as a reminder of the importance of genuine friendships and camaraderie in the wrestling world. Their bond has inspired subsequent generations of wrestlers to form strong connections both inside and outside the ring.

 

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Source:
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