Jimmy Garvin
American professional wrestler
Jimmy Garvin
James Williams is a retired American professional wrestler. He is best known by his ring name "Gorgeous" Jimmy "Jam" Garvin and as a member of the legendary Fabulous Freebirds.
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NASA's New Mars Orbiter to Study 'Critical Piece' of Martian Puzzle (Video)
Yahoo News - over 3 years
NASA's next Mars probe is set to piece together longstanding mysteries about the atmosphere of the Red Planet. Earlier robotic probes and rovers sent to Mars were designed to investigate the surface of the planet, but the space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft (MAVEN) is built for a different target: the planet's atmosphere. "The Martian atmosphere is a critical piece of the puzzle of how Mars works," Jim Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., said. You can watch the launch live on SPACE.com, via NASA TV, beginning at 11 a.m. EST (1400 GMT).
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Long-idled Ohio ethanol plant to restart next week
Reuters.com - over 3 years
Oct 8 (Reuters) - A central Ohio ethanol plant that has been idled for nearly five years will restart next week and produce up to 50 million gallons (189 million liters) of the fuel additive per year, said Jim Galvin, president of plant owner Three Rivers Energy.
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Fingal influence strong as Dubs chase All-ireland glory
Fingal Independent - almost 5 years
DUBLIN U-21 boss, Jim Gavin is expected to name an unchanged team for Sunday's All-ireland final showdown with Roscommon after reporting a clean bill of health last Monday
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// The 411 Wrestling Top 5: Top Stables & Supergroups - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
By the way, I was never a big fan of Jimmy Garvin in the group but I consider Terry Gordy, Buddy Jack Roberts and Michael Hayes to be one of the best three-man stables of all time. Hell, they were in The Highlander! 4. DEVASTATION INC
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Immokalee's Garvin to be featured on Golf Channel - Lehigh Acres News Star
Google News - over 5 years
Immokalee native Jimmy Garvin returned home from Washington DC last week to take part in the filming of a feature on him that will air this fall on The Golf Channel series “Golf in America.” Garvin, 54, inducted into the African American Golfers Hall
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My Top 10 Greatest Tag Teams of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Consisting of Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Jimmy Garvin, the Fabulous Freebirds brought about two concepts that added new ideas to the formation of tag teams: the formation of a three-man team which was considered unusual when they formed in 1979 and
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The Top 50 Best Heels in Professional Wrestling, 1981-2011 - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
To this day, whenever I hear ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man," I think of Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin. Vain, egotistical and completely self-obsessed, Garvin was a gift to female fans from God himself. Strutting to the ring wearing shades, a feather boa and
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CM Punk Part Of A Cover Story On ESPN.com - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
In the '80s music was an integral part of marketing until the music companies wanted payment for the rights to use such songs as Survivor's “Eye of the Tiger” (Hogan), Rush's “Tom Sawyer” (Kerry Von Erich), ZZ Top's “Sharp Dressed Man” (Jimmy Garvin),
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// The 411 Wrestling Top 5: Top Wrestling Couples - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
From Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, Adrian Street & Miss Linda and Edge & Lita to Jimmy Garvin & Precious, Vince and Linda McMahon and more, the 411 staff ranks their top 5 couples in wrestling history! Check out the full article to see who made their
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COLLECTIBLES COLUMN: Mattel's new WWE line of Von Erich figures - first ... - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - over 5 years
The Freebirds were sold in a three-pack; Jimmy Garvin and Precious were sold in a three-pack with “Mr. Electricity” Steve Regal, and Garvin was also released in a two-pack with Rick Martel. For all of these particular wrestlers, two variations exist
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Enough Already - Washington Examiner
Google News - over 5 years
He then steered the funds to the Langston 21st Century Foundation -- operated by his friends Jimmy Garvin and Marshall Banks. Thomas later told Garvin "Team Thomas was an organization well-suited to carry out the scope of services covered by the
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Pat Laprade Live – Boxe vs Lutte vs MMA, TNA et NSPW - RDS
Google News - almost 6 years
(il est à noter que le 26 août 1985, le réel match qui a attiré la foule fut les frères Rougeau face à Ronnie et Jimmy Garvin, mais la finale opposait Bravo/Tonga vs Sheik/Volkoff) Ce que je trouve drôle, c'est qu'Yvon Michel et le groupe GYM ont fait
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"Macho Man" Randy Savage's life in wrestling part 2: The WWF years - Cageside Seats (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
At first, Elizabeth was going to be the first heel female valet in the WWF, based on the success of Sunshine and later Precious as Jimmy Garvin's valets in Texas. She was supposed to be a shark of a business negotiator, based on characters from the
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Wrestling Matters: McNEILL previews Something Something Something Sacrifice ... - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - almost 6 years
Check out all the familiar faces as The Young Pistols of Steve Armstrong & Tracy Smothers take on The Fabulous Freebirds of Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin for the vacant WCW United States Tag Team Titles. Also, as a special bonus, here's the main event
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Garvin
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 63
    On February 29, 2016, Garvin was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of The Fabulous Freebirds.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 54
    Garvin is prominently featured in The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling DVD released by World Wrestling Entertainment in late 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The DVD was composed of interviews with former WCCW stars as well as footage and matches from various WCCW broadcasts. Garvin also appeared on an installment of "Legends" on WWE Classics on Demand discussing managers. Garvin spoke on a number of subjects, including the often contentious relationship between Sunshine, Precious and Missy Hyatt, as well as his own experiences as a manager.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 41
    They were the last champions before the promotion folded in September 1994 and he retired shortly thereafter.
    More Details Hide Details Before the promotion folded, Garvin was scheduled to feud with Chris Adams over the GWF North American Heavyweight Championship.
    After SuperBrawl IV, Garvin went to the Global Wrestling Federation, where he reformed the Freebirds with Terry Gordy and Hayes. He won the Tag Team Titles with Gordy in 1994.
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    In February 1994, Garvin made one final appearance in WCW at SuperBrawl IV in place of the "injured" Michael Hayes in a losing effort to Hayes' scheduled opponent Johnny B. Badd.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 39
    After leaving WCW in September 1992, Garvin took a hiatus from pro wrestling, learning to become a commercial airline pilot.
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  • 1989
    Age 36
    Garvin returned to Jim Crockett Promotions, now known as World Championship Wrestling, in June 1989 minus Precious and became the newest member of the Fabulous Freebirds (he had been associated with the Freebirds since 1983) by winning the World Tag Team Titles with Michael Hayes at Clash of the Champions VII.
    More Details Hide Details The titles were won as part of a tournament for them that had been ongoing. That night, Hayes and Garvin scored victories over the Dynamic Dudes in the semifinals and the Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) in the finals. They feuded with the Midnight Express some more following that, as well as Rick & Scott Steiner. Garvin had worked in the past with Hayes, Buddy Roberts and Terry Gordy during the height of the Freebird-Von Erichs feud in World Class, and was always considered "The fourth Freebird". In the fall of 1990, they also had a manager of sorts, "Little Richard Marley" (wrestler Rocky King), who lasted until Starrcade. In February 1991, they added two managers, Big Daddy Dink & Diamond Dallas Page. In May 1991, they added a masked Freebird, Badstreet, and they feuded with The Young Pistols (Steve Armstrong & Tracy Smothers). By the summer of 1991, Badstreet and their managers were gone and the Freebirds had no direction. They briefly added Precious as their manager but she only made one appearance at WrestleWar '92. During this period, Hayes and Garvin won 2 World Tag Team titles, 1 World Six-Man Tag Team title (with Badstreet), and 2 United States Tag Team titles.
  • 1988
    Age 35
    In September 1988, Garvin left to sell a broken leg that he had gotten from Sullivan and Mike Rotunda.
    More Details Hide Details On the September 3 edition of NWA World Championship Wrestling from the TBS studios, Sullivan broke cement blocks over Jimmy's leg. Jim Ross commentating at the time yelled out "He's breaking blocks all over his leg! Jesus!"
    In 1988, Garvin had a feud with Kevin Sullivan and his Varsity Club.
    More Details Hide Details This one was over Precious too but it was never made clear why Sullivan wanted her. He made references to her calling her "Patti" instead of Precious, possibly referring to the past somehow. Sullivan would stalk her and taunt her with papers in his robe, but they never revealed anything. Jimmy had some memorable matches during this feud including challenging Varsity Club member Mike Rotunda for the NWA World TV Title at the first Clash of the Champions event during March of that year. Rotunda pinned Jimmy to retain the title. During the 1988 Great American Bash in Baltimore, Maryland held in July, Jimmy and Sullivan each captained 5 men teams opposing each other in the first ever "Tower of Doom" match. This match was actually a copied idea from World Class Championship Wrestling based out of Dallas, Texas who held a similar match a short while before this. It involved three cages stacked up on top of each other. A member of each team would start out climbing a ladder and facing off in the top cage. Every few minutes, new members from each team would enter the top cage in a similar fashion. Every so often, the doors between the cages would open for ten seconds allowing wrestlers to slip through to the next level. Jimmy's teammates consisted of Ron Garvin, Steve Williams, and the Road Warriors. They were victorious over Sullivan's team but the feud between Jimmy and Sullivan was not quite yet over.
  • 1987
    Age 34
    Later that year, Jimmy had one of the most memorable feuds in his career with Ric Flair, who was eyeing Precious. He sent her gifts and this caused lots of buildup for a big cage match between Flair and Jimmy during the 1987 Great American Bash stop in Greensboro, North Carolina for Flair's NWA World Title.
    More Details Hide Details The stipulation was added that if Flair won the match, he would get a date with Precious. During the match, Jimmy attempted a leap frog at one point but landed on one knee instead of his feet. Pain in the knee was "sold" by him during the rest of the match. This match got so heated that a fan actually attempted to climb into the cage to help Garvin. The fan was apprehended just at the moment he was about to get in. Flair ended up winning the match when he put Jimmy in the figure four leglock, Jimmy blacked out from the pain in his knee and his shoulders hit the mat for a count of three. Ron Garvin then entered the cage when the match was over and attacked Flair in order to defend Jimmy from further damage to his knee. When the date with Precious that Flair won occurred, Flair and James J. Dillon ended up being punched out by Ron Garvin, who was dressed in his "Miss Atlanta Lively" outfit. Just two months later, Ron successfully unseated Flair as NWA World Champion, holding on to the title until Starrcade '87 when Flair regained the belt.
    In 1987, Jimmy's "brother" Ron (Jimmy's real-life stepfather), was in a feud with Jim Cornette and his stable.
    More Details Hide Details During a match with Cornette's Midnight Express, Cornette threw fire in Ron's face. Several faces came out to help and then Jimmy ran out and helped take him to the back. Jimmy flew into a rage and stormed into the heel dressing room and brutally attacked Cornette and it took several wrestlers, heel and face, to pull him off of him. Jimmy and Ron's friend and partner Barry Windham then took Ron to the hospital. Jimmy (and, by association, Precious) turned face and helped Ron feud with the Midnight Express. One of the bigger matches during that feud was when the two teams were matched against each other during the 1987 Jim Crockett Memorial Cup tag team tournament. The Midnight Express won by countout to advance.
  • 1986
    Age 33
    Garvin and McDaniel would feud throughout the summer and fall of 1986 in a series of "Indian Strap" matches.
    More Details Hide Details He also feuded with Brad Armstrong and was in the middle of a feud with Magnum T.A. when Magnum had the car wreck that would end his career.
    After losing the titles to Scott Hall and Curt Hennig in 1986 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he went to the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions.
    More Details Hide Details He debuted as a heel often taunting Wahoo McDaniel, calling him "Yahoo."
  • 1984
    Age 31
    Adams and Stella Mae continued to compete in mixed tag team matches against Garvin and Precious until they defeated them in a "Loser Leaves Town" cage match in July 1984.
    More Details Hide Details Garvin and Precious then left World Class for the American Wrestling Association. Garvin and Adams would revive their feud ten years later in the Global Wrestling Federation, but the promotion went out of business before that angle got off the ground. In the AWA, he formed a tag team with "Mr. Electricity" Steve Regal (not to be confused with WWE wrestler William Regal, who performed in WCW was "Lord" Steven Regal) and they won the World Tag Team Titles from The Road Warriors with the help of the Fabulous Freebirds.
    Sunshine temporarily left WCCW in 1984 (with the storyline excuse that she had been injured by Garvin and Precious) and was replaced in the feud with her "truck driving aunt", Stella Mae French (Tanya West).
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  • 1983
    Age 30
    After the interference of Sunshine II cost Garvin to lose the WCCW Television Championship to Johnny Mantell in October 1983, Sunshine II blamed the original Sunshine for the botch.
    More Details Hide Details Garvin then fired the original Sunshine and renamed Sunshine II as "Precious" (not to be confused with his original valet of the same name). Precious and Sunshine (now aligned with Chris Adams) feuded while Garvin traded the American Title with Adams. During this time, the couples competed in mixed tag-team matches.
    Garvin then replaced the original Precious (whom he later claimed in a shoot interview with Wrestling Perspective had been causing problems outside the ring with his marriage to Patti) with his cousin, Sunshine, and joined World Class Championship Wrestling in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Along with his valet Sunshine, Garvin competed in WCCW as a heel. He started a feud with beloved David Von Erich which he lost and ended up spending a day with Sunshine on David's ranch, doing ranch type duties such as washing the five dogs owned by David (as he relaxes and shoots skeet right over Jimmy and Sunshine's head) and relocating several bales of hay without the use of a truck. However, towards the end of the day, Garvin draws the line at cleaning out the old horse barn and the two go at it. He next moved on to feud with Chris Adams. Around this time, he introduced his wife, Patti, as "Sunshine II", who was supposed to work as an assistant to the original Sunshine.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 29
    In 1982, Garvin (while holding the NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship with Big John Studd) won the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship from Sweet Brown Sugar.
    More Details Hide Details As a reward, Garvin's manager, J.J. Dillon, presented him with a valet named Precious. The original Precious was not the same woman as Garvin's wife, Patti Williams, who would later assume the "Precious" name. During his title defenses, Garvin often became distracted by Precious and flaunted his good looks to impress her. This would cause his opponents to recover and attack him. Due to her quiet-but-distracting nature, Garvin quickly lost the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship to Dusty Rhodes, while he and Studd lost the NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship to Ron Bass and Barry Windham.
  • 1978
    Age 25
    He toured the Mid-Southern and Florida territories from 1978 until 1983.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 19
    Married in 1972, Williams and his wife Patti (born January 1, 1955 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada), better known as Precious, have two daughters and they are involved in a ministry for the poor and homeless.
    More Details Hide Details Williams is also an Airline Transport Pilot.
  • 1968
    Age 15
    Garvin began his wrestling career in November 1968 at the age of 16 as Beau James.
    More Details Hide Details He soon took the name "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin and was given two "brothers", Terry and Ron Garvin, whom he briefly managed.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on September 25, 1952.
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