The recent alleged charades of Randy Orton at the Kowloon restaurant in Saugus, MA, may have fans outside of the Boston area wondering why that eatery is mentioned in the Wrestling Observer and Chapter 1 of Mick Foley’s book, Foley is Good.
The Kowloon is a 1,000-seat establishment that serves greasy Chinese food and is open late by Massachusetts standards, so wrestlers finishing up a show in Boston at 10:30 or 11 p.m. have plenty of time to drive up Route 1 to the Kowloon. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember stretching back to the 1980s (and probably before that, since the restaurant has been around since 1950).
Inside the Kowloon, the walls of the lobby and bar are covered with photos of various celebrities who have visited, many of them WWF and WWE wrestlers. Of course, there’s also comedian Jimmy “Dy-no-mite” Walker, too, so you get the idea.
To see wrestlers who have visited, go to the Kowloon’s web page, click the “Celebrities” tab in the left column, and then click the “Sports” link. The photo of Professor Tanaka and Killer Kowalski kills me for some reason.