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How He-Man stopped Joe Johnson from re-living his famous World Snooker Championship win

Joe Johnson caused one of the great snooker shocks when he beat Steve Davis.

The 1986 world snooker champion Joe Johnson with his trophy.
The 1986 world snooker champion Joe Johnson with his trophy.

JOE JOHNSON PRODUCED a super human performance to win the World Snooker Championship 30 years ago but it was He-Man who appeared on screen when he sat down to finally watch a replay of his exploits.

Outsider Johnson stunned the legendary Steve Davis to be crowned champion in 1986 with a sensational 18-12 victory at The Crucible.

The Englishman had a shock of his own when he came to watch his finest hour with his family years later as his son had taped over the famous match.

Johnson said:

“It was for my eldest daughter. It was years after I’d won, I’d never thought to watch it back but her and her boyfriend wanted to see it so I said I’d find the tape.

“The tape goes in and we are all sat around. We could watch the last couple of frames and the presentation, do it as a family, you know? Quite nice.

Then on it comes, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Where’s my snooker?

“Wind on, it’s still not there. It’s gone. One of the boys had taped over the whole thing. Thanks, boys.”

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