Former WWE Superstar Elijah Burke was seen backstage during last Tuesday night’s episode of SmackDown Live in Louisville, Kentucky. As previously reported, boxing legend Evander Holyfield was also seen backstage during SmackDown Live and it appears that Burke and Holyfield are friends or business partners. There is no word yet on if Burke was just visiting or if he’s looking to make a WWE return down the road. He was last seen working for Impact Wrestling as an announcer and a part-time wrestler in 2017 under the name “Da Pope” D’Angelo Dinero. Burke announced his TNA/Impact Wrestling/GFW departure in mid-August of that year. He last worked for WWE in 2008.
Below is a photo of Burke backstage with Kofi Kingston during SmackDown Live last Tuesday night:
Great seeing my friend and former travel partner @TrueKofi at Smackdown Live, but I gotta ask,” Why the surprised look?” ~PHS #WWE #SmackDownLive #RealDealPope #TheRealDealBoxing pic.twitter.com/CLCFVPFGMB
— Elijah Burke (@DaBlackPope) April 25, 2018