The Man
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The Man
For other uses, see Honky Tonk Man. Template:Infobox professional wrestler Roy Wayne Farris (born January 25, 1953), better known by his ring name The Honky Tonk Man, is an American professional wrestler. A 1975 graduate from University of Memphis with a B.S. degree in Education, Farris coached high school football for two seasons at Munford High School in Munford, Tennessee.
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Cageside Seats - almost 5 years was on location at this past weekend's WrestleReunion convention in Toronto and had the opportunity to chat with several professional wrestling personalities about the growing popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA). That topic of discussion obviously brought up the name of the one man who has reached the pinnacle in each field. No, not Ken Shamrock. Brock Lesnar, of course. They spoke with "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner who was taking time off from writing hilarious tweets, Diamond Dallas Page who was probably fresh off a killer yoga sesh and others including "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Maria Kanellis and The Honky Tonk Man. It's a pretty interesting video which gives some insight into how MMA is viewed by some of pro wrestling's most tenured stars. Check it out.
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Deputies prove man not psychic - The Times and Democrat
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Deputies said the man locked his arms as the officers grabbed him. The man allegedly tried to get the pistol from the holster of one of the deputies. He got pepper sprayed for the effort. * An Orangeburg man said he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday
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Q&A With the Man Who Created The Playboy Club - (blog)
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Tonight, NBC pulls back the velvet curtain on The Playboy Club, its nod to TV's epoch of the moment, the early 1960s. But while the show's spiritual precursor, Mad Men, places its emphasis on realism and drama,
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Horseracing trainer McCain - the man who saved the National - AFP
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McCain will be remembered for many things - yet his lasting legacy will be as the man who with Red Rum helped save the Grand National. The world famous steeplechase's fortunes were in steep decline in the 1970s until the plain-speaking taxi ... -
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Just popping out for a pizza: The man who travelled 1400 miles across 16 ... - Daily Mail
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The love between a man and his favourite pizza knows no bounds - or distance for that matter. And no one goes to greater lengths to get his favourite pizza than David Schuler, who grew up in Massachusetts but now lives in Jackson,
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Opinion: The man Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo -
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The man is at the prime age of 46, and according to the story, he had sold 51% of a business enterprise he set just a little over 3years ago, for a colossal sum of £191m to Asian smart phone giant, HTC. This sum is bigger than the $200m needed by a
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Bedford County man charged after shootings, standoff - Roanoke Times
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The man has been charged in the shootings of his brother and nephew. He also apparently set fire to his house, the county sheriff said. By Jorge Valencia Michael Caldwell's mother runs near the area where her son was hurt in Monday's shooting
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of The Honky Tonk Man
  • 2016
    Age 63
    On June 5, 2016 Honky Tonk Man wrestled in Impact Pro Wrestling in New Zealand, at the Armageddon Expo in Wellington.
    More Details Hide Details He teamed up with Brook Duncan and Britenay to defeat the team of the IPW New Zealand Heavyweight Champion Curt Chaos, Taylor Adams and Mr Burns. The Honky Tonk Man appeared in an episode of the court based show Judge Jeanine Pirro as a witness to the defendant. The episode aired on October 11, 2010. This episode was the highest rated show for Judge Jeanine Pirro of all time. The Honky Tonk Man appears in the game WWE All Stars as a free downloadable character. He also has appeared in WWE 2K15 as part of a downloadable content pack and is in WWE 2K16 as an unlockable character from the special objectives. He was cast in John Wesley Norton's film Executive Ranks. The Honky Tonk Man also appears in Insane Clown Posse's music video for "How Many Times" along with The Bushwhackers and his former tag team partner Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.
  • 2011
    Age 58
    On January 31, 2011, Honky Tonk Man made his Dynamic Wrestling Alliance debut defeating Col. Jonathan James at the "Golden Opportunity II" event in Middletown, Ohio.
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  • 2009
    Age 56
    On May 7, 2009, Honky Tonk Man and Bushwacker Luke defeated "Kowboy" Mike Hughes and "Wildman" Gary Williams for the UCW Tag Team Championship.
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    On January 7, 2009, he appeared in a World Pro Wrestling event in Colusa, California, teaming with Doink The Clown (a new masked version) to face WPW World Tag Team Champions The First Class Express, Jerry Grey and Mighty Henrich.
    More Details Hide Details The match ended in a no-contest as Doink turned on Honky and the three triple-teamed him.
  • 2008
    Age 55
    On the October 6, 2008 edition of Raw, the Honky Tonk Man, along with Goldust and Roddy Piper, was named as one of the possible opponents for Marella's Intercontinental Championship at Cyber Sunday.
    More Details Hide Details He was voted in with 35% of the vote; despite concern that his injured finger might require surgery, he did appear, winning the match by disqualification (thus failing to win the title). This was the first time that he wrestled as a face in the WWE (WWF) since he first joined it in 1986. After the match had ended, Goldust and Piper came down to the ring and, along with Honky, attacked Marella. Afterward, the three legends celebrated in the ring and shared a laugh, brought on by the Honky Tonk Man's celebratory dance, which came to an abrupt halt due to his slipping on Goldust's wig.
    In 2008, Santino Marella announced his intention to break Honky Tonk Man's record for longest Intercontinental Championship reign, usually displaying a special "Honk-a-meter" comparing Honky Tonk Man's 64-week record with the length of his own reign at the time.
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    On October 24, 2008, he wrestled for Big Time Wrestling (his first match in four months), beating L'Empereur.
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    In August 2008, Honky Tonk Man appeared at Wrestling Supershows across Canada.
    More Details Hide Details Honky Tonk Man also made appearances in SWCW in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
    On July 27, 2008, Honky Tonk Man almost had the index finger of his right hand severed during a public appearance in Canada before an Ultimate Championship Wrestling show in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
    More Details Hide Details He was making an appearance at Boston Pizza in Charlottetown several hours before the show when someone wanted to take a photo with him with both men clashing guitars. When the guitars collided, the neck of Honky Tonk Man's guitar turned and sliced into Honky Tonk Man's finger, almost severing it. Honky Tonk Man was immediately taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where doctors stitched the finger and bandaged it. Honky Tonk Man made his appearance at the Ultimate Championship Wrestling show several hours later. He was unable to wrestle his scheduled match due to the injury and was replaced by Trash Canyon, whom he managed from ringside. Honky Tonk Man, although injured and in obvious pain, sang his theme song twice in the ring.
    On June 28, 2008, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, he made a special guest appearance for Ring of Honor with the storyline that "Sweet N'Sour" Larry Sweeney had brought him on board with his Sweet N'Sour Inc. faction.
    More Details Hide Details He praised the crowd and was about to sing and dance for them until Sweeney stepped in and told him he wouldn't be doing either until their demands were met.
    XWF was later renamed LPW (Legends Pro Wrestling) where Honky is still honored in their Hall of Fame- Class 2008.
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    On April 26, 2008, Honky was inducted into the XWF Hall of Fame by its creator Jack Blaze at their "XWF Superbrawl 2008" event.
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    He appeared on Heavy on Wrestling on June 14, 2008, in Superior, Wisconsin.
    More Details Hide Details He wrestled as a face, defeating Big Brody Hoofer and hitting Cameron Steele with a guitar. He also appeared at PDX Wrestling (the new-age Portland Wrestling, run by Sandy Barr's son Josh) as a face teaming with a local face against two heels. His song signaled his entrance, with the audience singing "Honky Tonk Man" when signaled, as well as after he won the match when his song again sounded.
    The Honky Tonk Man has wrestled for Southern Championship Wrestling in Castroville, Texas, and MSW in eastern Canada. On April 23, 2008, Honky Tonk Man was seen wrestling in Presque Isle, Maine for the North Atlantic American Wrestling Association promotion.
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  • 2001
    Age 48
    The Honky Tonk Man returned to the WWF for a one-time appearance at 2001 Royal Rumble, but was quickly eliminated by Kane after being hit on the head with his guitar.
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  • 2000
    Age 47
    The Honky Tonk Man, along with Ryan Smith and a host of others, ran a series of controversial wrestling websites from 2000-2006.
    More Details Hide Details featured frequent updates from the Honky Tonk Man himself, a highly interactive message board community, extensive photo gallery, audio updates, and more. Notable online feuds began between the Honky Tonk Man and Jerry "The King" Lawler, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and others. These often intense online rivalries became a major drawing point for fans. The website unexpectedly closed without much explanation in December 2006. The site now forwards to various new ventures of former website manager Ryan Smith, who remains tight-lipped about the closing.
  • 1998
    Age 45
    Honky then made an appearance in the 1998 Royal Rumble event.
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  • 1997
    Age 44
    After a brief stint in the American Wrestling Federation, Honky resurfaced in the WWF in 1997 as a color commentator on Raw is War and then as the manager of Billy Gunn, who had started a singles run.
    More Details Hide Details Under Honky's tutelage, Gunn became known as "Rockabilly", which was a short-lived and unsuccessful gimmick.
  • 1994
    Age 41
    In 1994, Honky was wrestling for World Championship Wrestling and was challenging Johnny B. Badd for the WCW World Television Championship when he left due to a dispute with management.
    More Details Hide Details In his book Controversy Creates Cash, Eric Bischoff states that his favorite firing was that of the Honky Tonk Man. Honky has responded by saying that it was an honor, as Bischoff had fired a number of people while in WCW until he got himself fired.
  • 1991
    Age 38
    Honky wrapped up his WWF career with a stint as a pro-heel color commentator alongside Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper on Superstars before leaving in January 1991.
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  • 1989
    Age 36
    In late 1989 and 1990, he and Greg Valentine, who was also managed by Jimmy Hart, aligned themselves as the tag team Rhythm and Blues.
    More Details Hide Details After competing against such teams as the Hart Foundation and The Legion of Doom, Rhythm & Blues were part of Ted DiBiase's "Million Dollar Team" along with his "mystery" partner, the debuting Undertaker, against Rhodes' "Dream Team" of the Hart Foundation and Koko B. Ware at the 1990 Survivor Series.
    In 1989, Honky began a feud against "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, but lost.
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  • 1988
    Age 35
    Honky and Beefcake were scheduled to square off at the 1988 SummerSlam in what was billed as Beefcake's last shot at the Intercontinental title.
    More Details Hide Details However, in a storyline twist, Beefcake was thrust in a feud with "Outlaw" Ron Bass after Bass committed a sneak attack on Beefcake; the incident was aired the weekend before SummerSlam. At the event, it was announced that a "mystery opponent" would face Honky for the title. When it came time for the match, Honky grabbed the microphone and proclaimed that he did not care who his opponent was. The Ultimate Warrior then ran out and pinned his stunned opponent in just 31 seconds for the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, ending his reign at 454 days. Honky had been the champion for one year, two months and 27 days – the longest Intercontinental Championship reign in history. Honky's bids to reclaim the title were unsuccessful and he began moving down the card.
    During the Beefcake-Honky Tonk feud – which began at WrestleMania IV (where Jimmy Hart got him disqualified by knocking out the referee with his megaphone while Beefcake had Honky in a sleeper hold, and this saw Honky Tonk retain his title, but Hart got a haircut from "The Barber") and continued during the spring and summer of 1988 – Honky vowed not to let Beefcake cut his ducktail hair, something Beefcake often said he would do in promos.
    More Details Hide Details In their matches, Honky was often seconded by a mysterious woman named Peggy Sue; while WWF Women's Champion Sherri Martel played the role for television tapings, more often than not, "Peggy Sue" was Jimmy Hart dressed in drag. Beefcake countered with a "woman" of his own: "Georgina" (George "The Animal" Steele in drag).
  • 1987
    Age 34
    Frequently, Honky would make advances toward Elizabeth – including one such incident at the 1987 Slammy Awards – to agitate his challenger.
    More Details Hide Details Honky retained the title in matches with Savage and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Honky's next major rival.
    By September 1987, "Macho Man" Randy Savage was in the midst of a face turn and began challenging Honky for the Intercontinental title (after Honky had made comments about himself being "the greatest Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion of all time" and disparaging comments about former champions, particularly Savage).
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    On June 13, 1987 episode of Superstars, Honky defeated Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship; Honky reversed Steamboat's inside cradle and grabbed onto the bottom ropes for extra leverage to get the pin.
    More Details Hide Details Honky was originally meant to be a transitional champion to only hold on to the title for a short period of time. Yet since Roberts was still suffering the intermittent effects of the guitar shot several months earlier, Honky became booked to remain champion for what would be a record-setting run. In a later interview, Honky remarked that Hulk Hogan, whom he then had a friendly, collaborative relationship with outside of their scripted in-ring rivalry, had helped give Honky a chance at the championship belt after a coincidental meeting between Hogan, Honky, and Vince McMahon took place. Hogan stuck up for Honky, even though McMahon had had someone else in mind. To preserve his title, which could only be taken by pinfall or submission, Honky often got himself deliberately counted out or disqualified against challengers such as Steamboat, Billy Jack Haynes, Bruno Sammartino, and George "The Animal" Steele. Also during this time, Honky began using a 50s-styled, themed entrance song performed by Farris (included on Piledriver - The Wrestling Album 2, the WWF's second album of wrestling themes).
  • 1986
    Age 33
    Although they had several matches beforehand – they had also met in 1986, when the then-heel Savage was champion and challenged by the face Honky – the first Savage-Honky match to air on national television was on the October 3, 1987 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, which was taped on September 23 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details During that match, Savage nearly defeated Honky until Honky's allies in Jimmy Hart's stable, the Hart Foundation (who had interfered throughout the match), ran into the ring and brutally attacked Savage, getting Honky disqualified. Savage's manager, Miss Elizabeth, attempted to stop the carnage but Honky shoved her down and she fled to the locker room; meanwhile, Honky completed his attempt to break his guitar over Savage's head. Shortly thereafter, Elizabeth returned with Savage's former rival, Hulk Hogan, who aided Savage in running off the heels (leading to the formation of The Mega Powers). Honky continued his bitter feud against Savage.
    Honky made his televised WWF debut on the September 28, 1986 episode of Wrestling Challenge, defeating Terry Gibbs.
    More Details Hide Details Originally pushed as a fan favorite wrestler with an Elvis impersonator gimmick, Honky soon cut a series of promos with Jesse "The Body" Ventura that aired on the WWF's syndicated programming asking fans for a "vote of confidence," while these promos actually insulted fans in the manner of Andy Kaufman before him. The results predictably came back negative, and it was not long before Honky turned into a cocky villain and took on "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart as his manager. Hart was billed as "Colonel Jimmy Hart" for Honky's matches, a reference to Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker. Honky's first major feud came against Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who was in the midst of a fan favorite turn. The feud intensified when Honky attacked Roberts on his talk show set, The Snake Pit. According to Roberts, Honky Tonk was supposed to hit him with a gimmicked balsa wood guitar. Roberts believes Farris accidentally grabbed a real, non-gimmicked guitar and smashed it across Roberts' back, injuring him, and starting him on his dependence of prescription pain medication (in an interview, Roberts claimed he was picking pieces of the guitar out of his back for weeks after he was hit). However, in an interview for World Wrestling Insanity, the Honky Tonk Man disputed Roberts' assertion saying, "That's not true and, in fact I attribute most of that to Mick Foley, who wrote about it in his book, and Jake, who lied about it".
    Farris entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1986 under the ring name Honky Tonk Man.
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  • 1977
    Age 24
    Farris began his career in 1977 working in Malden, Missouri and wrestling alongside his training partner Koko B. Ware for promoter Henry Rogers.
    More Details Hide Details Farris then moved on to Memphis Wrestling in 1978. He wrestled frequently in Birmingham, Dothan, Mobile, and Pensacola as "Dynamite" Wayne Farris. Starting out as an undercard wrestler, he later achieved greater success when he teamed with Larry Latham to form The Blond Bombers when they were put together by Gerry Brisco in Florida Championship Wrestling. The Bombers were later put with Sgt. Danny Davis as their manager when they came back to Memphis. The Blond Bombers were involved in heated feuds with several baby faces across the two competing Tennessee promotions, appearing in both Nick Gulas Nashville based territory, and Jerry Jarrett's Memphis area. Their signature moment was the now famous "Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl" against Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee. He then had stints in the American Wrestling Association, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Wrestling Council, Southeastern Championship Wrestling, Southwest Championship Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance and Stampede Wrestling through the early 1980s, winning multiple singles and tag team championships in each.
  • 1953
    Age 0
    Born on January 25, 1953.
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