It's Vader Time

The Story of a  Modern -Day Gladiator


Leon White grew up on the tough streets of Compton, before taking on the World. His impressive College Football days led him to the NFL culminating at the Super Bowl.

After reinventing himself, he debuted as a wrestler battling monsters like Bruiser Brody and Jerry Blackwell.

Then, on a Japanese tour, he was given a new gimmick. As "Big Van Vader” he beat the undefeated Antonio Inoki for the IWGP Title and had his eyeball literally pulled out of his skull by Stan Hansen, initiating his own legendary monster status.

After winning titles around the World with every major promotion (wrestling names like Sting, Mick Foley, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan) this Mastodon became "The Greatest Super Heavyweight of all time," while also being a father.

Read how his reign of terror continued even after getting an expiration date; a diagnosis of only "two years to live." this is the story of his life, ...and a legacy that will last forever. This is Vader Time.


KENNY CASANOVA – is a semi-retired professional wrestler whose first international break came ring-announcing for the WWE in 1995. As a loudly-dressed, karaoke-singing personality, Kenny managed, announced, and worked for promotions around the world. As a writer, he aims to keep wrestling legends alive by ghostwriting well-researched, often 400-page autobiographies for wrestlers he worked with including Kamala, Brutus Beefcake, Dangerous Danny Davis, Sabu, and the upcoming Big Van Vader. His body of writing includes biographies, young adult novels, comic books, and a post-apocalyptic sci fi novel called TAG: A Time Travel Story. Kenny is an award-winning DJ, a publisher, and a teacher of 20+ years who won a 60k Fulbright Scholarship in 2007 awarding him an educational ambassadorship to Japan. Kenny Casanova was also inducted into the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010