Honky Tonk Man

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[Honky Tonk Man GALLERY]

[Rhythem & Blues]

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Title History

  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Larry Latham defeating Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler (June 15, 1979);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Larry Latham defeating Ricky Morton and Sonny King (October 1, 1979);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Larry Latham defeating Steve Kyle and Koko Ware for vacant titles (October 29, 1979);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Larry Latham defeating Ken Lucas and George Gulas (December 15, 1979);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Larry Latham defeating Bobby Eaton and George Gulas (Febuary 16, 1980);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Larry Latham defeating Great Togo and Bobby Eaton (July 1980);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Caribbean Heavyweight title defeating Jay Strongbow (December 20, 1980);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Tojo Yamamoto defeating Bill Dundee and Tommy Rich (1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Kevin Sullivan defeating Dream Machine and Bill Dundee (May 4, 1981);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Austin Idol (September 11, 1982);
  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Robert Gibson (December 1982);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ron Starr defeating Scott and Brad Armstrong (November 1983);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title won a tournament (Febuary 7, 1984);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Ron Starr defeating Kerry Brown and Hubert Gallant [Tournament] (October 25, 1985);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Ron Starr defeating Ron Ritchie and Leo Burke (Febuary 21, 1986);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Cuban Assassin defeating Ben Bassarab and Chris Beniot (March 21, 1986);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Bad News Allen (June 20, 1986);
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat (June 2, 1987);
  • MEWF Mid Eastern Heavyweight title defeating Bob Starr (October 2, 1999);
  • APW (All Pro Wrestling) Universal Heavyweight title defeating “Filthy” Frank Murdoch (August 26, 2000);
  • UWX (Ulitmate Championship Wrestling) Tag Titles w/Bushwhacker Luke defeating Mike Hughes and Gary Williams (May 7, 2009);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Ryan Von Kool (September 11, 2009);

 Career Highlights

Wayne Ferris is Jerry Lawler’s cousin.

Memphis Wrestling:

  • 1978: Wayne Ferris was a typical jobber-to-the-stars before Handsome Jimmy took him under his wing.
  • 1979: Wayne Ferris teamed with Larry Latham as the Blonde Bombers in Florida and Memphis.
  • ~~~Back in Memphis, the Blonde Bombers added Sgt. Danny Davis as their manager.

Stampede Wrestling:

  • Wayne Ferris was given the name “Honky Tonk Wayne” by Bruce Hart while working in Calgary.
  • June 20, 1986: Honky Tonk Wayne defeated Bad News Allen to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1987: Honky Tonk Man signed with the WWF and had a brief stint as a face (good guy).
  • The WWF started a write-in campaign called “A Vote of Confidence” for the fans to vote yes or no.
  • ~~~They were essentially asking the fans if Honky Tonk should be a face or heel, and the response was clear.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Honky Tonk Man began appearing on TV through a series of vignettes as a bitter heel Elvis impersonator.
  • Honky Tonk Man redebuted with Jimmy Hart as his manager, and sang his own entrance music “I’m a Honky Tonk Man”.
  • September 28, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • October 4, 1986 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Ron Shaw.
  • October 21, 1986 – House Show: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Barry O.
  • October 22, 1986 – House Show: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Steve Regal.
  • October 25, 1986 – House Show: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Steve Lombardi.
  • November 1, 1986 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Al Navarro.
  • November 16, 1986 – House Show: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mr. X.
  • December 20, 1986 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
  • December 21, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • January 3, 1987 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Corporal Kirchner in a dark match.
  • January 18, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge The Honky Tonk Man defeated Tommy Sharpe.
  • February 21, 1987 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Honky Tonk Man competed in a battal royal which was won by Hercules.
  • February 23, 1987 – MSG Network: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Pedro Morales.
  • February 28, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Monti.
  • March 8, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated David Stoudemire.
  • March 21, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • March 29, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: The Honky Tonk Man pinned Jake “the Snake” Roberts.
  • April 5, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Sivi Afi.
  • April 11, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Young.
  • April 19, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Allen.
  • April 25, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Tommy Sharpe.
  • May 10, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated George Steele by disqualification.
  • May 16, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Joe Milano.
  • May 30, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Billy Anderson.
  • June 2, 1987: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental title.
  • ~~~Honky was a replacement for “The Natural” Butch Reed who was scheduled to win the gold.
  • June 7, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Allen.
  • June 21, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Paul Roma to retain the title.
  • July 5, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Powers in a non-title match.
  • July 11, 1987 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Omar Atlas in a non-title match.
  • July 19, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Scott Casey in a non-title match.
  • August 1, 1987 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Joe Milano to retain the title.
  • August 9, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeats David Stoudemire in a non-title match.
  • September 4, 1987 – King of the Ring: Jake Roberts defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualification. The Honky Tonk Man retains the title.
  • September 6, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Monti in a non-title match.
  • September 12, 1987 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Steve Gaterwolf to retain the title.
  • October 24, 1987 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated George Steele by disqualification.
  • November 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualification.
  • November 21, 1987 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man vs. Ricky Steamboat ended in a double count-out to retain the title.
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: Honky Tonk Man man was on the losing team which lost to Randy Savage’s team.
  • ~~~Savage’s Team = Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Brutus Beefcake.
  • ~~~Honky Tonk’s Team = The Honky Tonk Man, King Harley Race, Hercules, Outlaw Ron Bass and Danny Davis.
  • ~~~Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat and Jake Roberts were the surviving members of their team.
  • December 20, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Scott Casey in a non-title match.
  • December 26, 1987 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Brady Boone to retain the title.
  • January 24, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Allen in a non-title match.
  • February 5, 1988 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Randy Savage defeated Intercontinental champion Honky Tonk Man by count-out.
  • February 27, 1988 – Superstars: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Allen, Lanny Poffo and Omar Atlas.
  • March 6, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Lance Allen in a non-title match.
  • March 19, 1988 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Evans in a non-title match.
  • March 27, 1988 – WrestleMania IV: Brutus Beefcake defeated Intercontinental champion Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart and Peggy Sue by DQ.
  • April 10, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Outback Jack to retain the title.
  • April 16, 1988 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Omar Atlas to retain the title.
  • May 1, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jose Luis Rivera in a non-title match.
  • May 7, 1988 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Hillbilly Jim to retain the title.
  • May 28, 1988 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion The Honky Tonk Man defeated Brady Boone in a non-title match.
  • June 5, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated JT Thomas to retain the Intercontinental title.
  • July 3, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Allen.
  • July 23, 1988 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Reno Riggins.
  • July 31, 1988 – Wrestlefest: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated Intercontinental champion Honky Tonk Man by disqualification.
  • August 29, 1988 – Summerslam 1988: The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man to win the Intercontinental title.
  • ~~~This ended an unpresidented 14-month reign as champion for the HTM.
  • September 10, 1988 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Dave Lanning.
  • September 18, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Martin LeRoy.
  • October 1, 1988 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Bob Emory.
  • October 23, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Evans.
  • October 29, 1988 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Tom Walsh.
  • November 19, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualification.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Brutus Beefcake, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, The Blue Blazer and The Ultimate Warrior defeated Bad News Brown, Danny Davis, Greg Valentine, Ron Bass and The Honky Tonk Man in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 7, 1988 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Ultimate Warrior beat Honky Tonk Man to retain the Intercontinental title.

World Wrestling Federation – Rhythem and Blues:

  • The Honky Tonk Man was paired up with Greg “the Hammer” Valentine in a tag team known as Rhytem and Blues.
  • December 17, 1988 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Paul Brown and Rex Farmer.
  • December 25, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated George South and Jose Luis Rivera.
  • January 7, 1989 – Superstars: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) defeated Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man) by DQ.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Honky Tonk Man entered at #11 and was eliminated by Tito Santana and Bushwhacker Butch.
  • February 11, 1989 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Sam Houston.
  • March 5, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Mitch Casey.
  • March 11, 1989 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated David Stoudemire and Tim Horner.
  • March 26, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Mark Ming and Riki Ataki.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: The Hart Foundation defeated The Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine.
  • April 23, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mark Ming.
  • May 6, 1989 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Chuck Williams.
  • May 8, 1989 – MSG Network: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Hillbilly Jim.
  • May 14, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man) by disqualification.
  • June 4, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Red Tyler.
  • July 15, 1989 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Al Bermice.
  • July 22, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Bill Wood.
  • July 29, 1989 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart to retain the WWF title.
  • August 5, 1989 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Tony Durante.
  • August 13, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim McPherson.
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: “The American Dragon” Dusty Rhodes defeated Honky Tonk Man.
  • September 3, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Louie Spicolli.
  • September 16, 1989 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mario Mancini.
  • October 7, 1989 – Superstars: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Red Tyler.
  • October 22, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Scott Hawkins.
  • October 10, 1989 – First WWF UK Event: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated Honky Tonk Man.
  • November 12, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Tito Santana defeated The Honky Tonk Man by count-out.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Dream Team defeated The Honky Tonk Man’s Team in a Suvivor Series match.
  • ~~~The Enforcers = Big Bossman and Rick Martel (w/Slick) and Bad News Brown and Honky Tonk Man (w/Jimmy Hart).
  • ~~~The Dream Team = Dusty Rhodes and Brutus Beefcake and Tito Santana and The Red Rooster (Terry Taylor).
  • November 25, 1989 – Superstars: Jimmy Snuka defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualification.
  • December 17, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Scott Colton.

World Wrestling Federation – Rhythm and Blues:

  • January 6, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Jim Gorman and Paul Roma.
  • January 14, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Mark Young and Reno Riggins.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Honky Tonk Man entered at #24 and was eliminated by Hulk Hogan.
  • January 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Alan Reynolds and Jim Powers.
  • February 11, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated The Mulkey Brothers (Bill Mulkey and Randy Mulkey).
  • February 24, 1990 – Superstars: Jim Duggan vs. The Honky Tonk Man ended in a double count-out.
  • March 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Louie Spicolli and Riki Ataki.
  • March 10, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Frankie Valdez and Gary Sabough.
  • March 24, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Jerry Monti and Jim Gorman.
  • April 1, 1990 – WrestleMania VI: Rhythem and Blues (HTM and Greg Valentine) sang their smash hit “Hunka Hunka Honky Love”.
  • ~~~The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) showed up after the song and chased R and B away and destroyed all their musical equipment.
  • April 8, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Louie Spicolli and Mark Young.
  • April 29, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Joe Sturnam and Mark Rear.
  • April 29, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Joe Sturnam and Mark Rear.
  • May 5, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Dennis Miller and Tony Ulysses.
  • May 26, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Jim Brunzell and Omar Atlas.
  • May 27, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Jim Powers and Rudy Boyd.
  • June 9, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Jim Brunzell and Warren Bianchi.
  • July 7, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated George Skaaland and Jim McPherson.
  • June 17, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Hillbilly Jim and Randy Falk.
  • July 22, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Darnell Yates and Reno Riggins.
  • August 4, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Pez Whatley and Randy Jackson.
  • September 2, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Glen Ruth and Ronnie Garvin.
  • September 8, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Jim McPherson and Mark Thomas.
  • September 22, 1990 – Superstars: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Barry Hardy and Duane Gill.
  • September 30, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Mike Durham and Mike Williams.
  • October 13, 1990 – Saturday Night Main Event: Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man) by disqualification.
  • October 14, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Reno Riggins and SD Jones.
  • October 29, 1990 – Survivor Series Showdown: Bret Hart defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • November 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) (w/Jimmy Hart) defeated The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) by disqualification.
  • November 17, 1990 – Superstars: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) vs. Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man) (w/Jimmy Hart) ended in a double disqualification to retain the tag titles.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: The Million Dollar Team (Greg Valentine, Ted DiBiase, The Honky Tonk Man and The Undertaker) defeated The Dream Team (Bret Hart, Dusty Rhodes, Jim Neidhart and Koko B. Ware) in a tag team elimination match.
  • ~~~Ted DiBiase introduced a mystery partner, who was The Undertaker (debut) with Brother Love as his manager.
  • ~~~The dark gimmick walked to the ring everybody in the WWF and fans watching starred in shock at Undertaker.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • 1994: The Honky Tonk Man resurfaced in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling.
  • The Honky Tonk Man engaged in a wrestler/musician feud with Johnny B. Badd.
  • September 17, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Steele.
  • October 1, 1994 – Worldwide: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Terry Taylor.
  • October 23, 1994 – Halloween Havoc: WCW Television champion Johnny B. Badd vs. The Honky Tonk Man ended in a draw to retain the title.
  • November 12, 1994 – Worldwide: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Scott Studd.
  • November 16, 1994 – Clash of Champions: Johnny B. Badd defeated Honky Tonk Man by DQ to retain the WCW Television Title.
  • December 3, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Rob Morgan.
  • December 10, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Alex Davis.
  • December 17, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Scott Studd.
  • December 17, 1994 – Worldwide: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Steve Collins.
  • December 24, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mark Thorn.
  • Late 1994: WCW boss Eric Bischoff decided to fire The Honky Tonk Man from WCW for no good reason.
  • June 24, 1995 – NWC: The Honky Tonk Man defeated The Junkyard Dog.
  • July 22, 1995 – NWC: The Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • May 17, 1996 – NWC: Virgil defeated The Honky Tonk Man.

American Wrestling Federation:

  • 1996 American Wrestling Federation: The Honky Tonk Man w/Angel Baby defeated Pepe Prodo.
  • 1996 American Wrestling Federation: The Honky Tonk Man w/Angel Baby defeated Mike Marcello.
  • August 18, 1996 – AWF: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • Late 1996: The Honky Tonk Man left AWF after only a brief stint and returned to the WWF.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1997: The Honky Tonk Man returned to the WWF, in a managerial capacity, promising to unleash his “protege”.
  • The HTM tried to convince “The Real Double J” Jesse James to be his protege, but he refused.
  • The HTM’s protege ended up being a repackaged Billy Gunn, who would be known as “Rockabilly”.
  • March 28, 1997 – NWC: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Virgil by DQ.
  • April 26, 1997 – ECWA: Cheetah Master defeated Honky Tonk Man by DQ.
  • May 3, 1997 – PCW: Bart Gunn defeated The Honky Tonk Man to retain the PCW Americas title.
  • May 11, 1997 – In Your House 15 – Cold Day In Hell: Rockabilly defeated Jesse James.
  • May 24, 1997 – NWC: Jake Roberts defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • January 18, 1998 – Royal Rumble: The Honky Tonk Man was in the Royal Rumble match won by Steve Austin.

On The Road Again:

  • Famous Quote: “I’m the great Intercontinental Champion of All-Time!”
  • The Honky Tonk Man remains one of the most active “veteran” wrestlers on the Independent Wrestling Circuit.
  • June 26, 1998 – NWC: Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jake Roberts & Koko B. Ware.
  • May 4, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Johnny Swinger defeated Honky Tonk Man to retain the Can-Am title.
  • April 2003: The Honky Tonk Man claims on his web site that he was close to a deal to join TNA.
  • November 19, 2003 – Border City Wrestling: Jim Duggan and Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Neidhart and A-1.
  • August 10, 2004 – IWF: Honky Tonk Man defeated Fred Sampson.
  • October 2, 2004 – Oaktown Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Le Empereur.
  • October 12, 2002 – CCW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Steve Armstrong.
  • January 18, 2005 – SCW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Demolition Ax.
  • January 28, 2005 – ICW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Tim Flowers by Disqualification.
  • March 16, 2005 – IZW: Honky Tonk Man defeated “Big” Jack Bull with the Shake Rattle and Roll.
  • March 18, 2005 – NWA ECCW: Johnny Canuck (retirement match) and Michelle Starr defeated Honky Tonk Man and Disco Fury.
  • March 19, 2005 – NWA ECCW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Michelle Starr.
  • March 20, 2005 – Maniac Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated The Mauler.
  • April 9, 2005 – IWC: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Honky Tonk Man.
  • April 30, 2005 – Independent Wrestling Mantoba: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Beautiful Bobby Jay.
  • June 18, 2005 – Neo Spirit Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man and Jason Cage defeated Notorious TID and Phil Latio.
  • June 24, 2005 – ICW: Tim Flowers defeated Honky Tonk Man in Seattle, Washington.
  • July 15, 2005 – SRPW: Bobby Burns defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • August 17, 2005 – NWS: Honky Tonk Man defeated Jo Jo | Honky Tonk Man defeated J.R. Ryder.
  • September 4, 2005 – DCW: Kenzo Richards defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • September 23, 2005 – Main Stream Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated The Dice in the main event.
  • September 30, 2005 – ICW: Honky Tonk Man defeated “Diamond” Tim Flowers by Disqualification.
  • November 29, 2005 – TWE: Honky Tonk Man defeated Dave Mason.
  • January 29, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Honky Tonk Man defeated Jayson Chambers after hitting him over the head with a Guitar!
  • February 25, 2006 – Main Event Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated General Trent Steel.
  • March 24, 2006 – High Impact Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man and Big Daddy Kash beat Principal Richard Pound and Todd Myers.
  • March 25, 2006 – HIW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Principal Pound.
  • March 29, 2006 – TRCW: Honky Tonk Man defeated TJ Bratt.
  • March 30, 2006 – All Canadian Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man and Gibby Guerrero defeated T.J. Bratt and Bobby Jay.
  • March 31, 2006 – Ring Masters Entertainment: Honky Tonk Man vs E.Z. Ryder ended in a No Contest.
  • April 1, 2006 – Independent Wrestling Manitoba: Honky Tonk Man w/Tony Condello beat “Beautiful” Bobby Jay w/Bobby Driver.
  • April 14, 2006 – All-American Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Luscious Larry w/Tommy D.
  • April 15, 2006 – All-American Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Luscious Larry w/Tommy D (again).
  • May 12, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Duke Durrango.
  • June 14, 2006 – AWA World Wide: Honky Tonk Man defeated Kim Chee in a bonus main event.
  • June 17, 2006 – TRCW: Bobby Jay beat T.J. Bratt in a No-DQ match when Honky Tonk Man smashed a guitar over Bratt’s head!
  • July 4, 2006 – WPW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Doink the Clown.
  • September 30, 2006 – NWA ECCW TV Tapings: Honky Tonk Man defeated Vance Nevada by disqualification.
  • November 11, 2006 – All Out Mayhem Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Sonny Roselli in Machias, Maine.
  • November 24, 2006 – NWA ECCW: Honky Tonk Man and Johnny Canuck defeated Vance Nevada and Seth Knight
  • November 25, 2006 – NWA ECCW: Gurv Sihra defeated Honky Tonk Man in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
  • January 20, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine were there to meet fans and sign autographs.
  • January 27, 2007 – Impact Zone Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Doink the Clown in Sacaton, Arizona.
  • March 10, 2007 – ECPW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Masked Superstar in McAdoo, Pennsylvania.
  • March 13, 2007 – Impact Zone Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man sang a song before getting attacked by Team P.O.S.
  • April 7, 2007 – Main Event World League: Wilbur Whitlock beat Honky Tonk Man by DQ after HTM hit Wilbur with the Guitar.
  • April 14, 2007 – IWA Mid South: Honky Tonk Man defeated Mitch Ryder in Shelbyville, Indiana.
  • July 1, 2007 – 304 Wrestling: The Honky Tonk Man defeated 304 Iced Out Champion Kozbee in a Non-title match
  • July 15, 2007 – Championship Wrestling International: Honky Tonk Man defeated Leatherface in Adrian, Michigan.
  • September 1, 2007 – -WPW: Jerry Grey and Doink beat Navajo Warrior and Honky Tonk Man after HTM turned on Warrior.
  • January 5, 2008 – Sooner World Class Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Luscious Larry in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • March 15, 2008 – Revolutionary Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man and Dirk Extreme defeated Ace Gigolo and Onyx.
  • April 18, 2008 – IWF: Honky Tonk Man and Kevin Knight defeated Travis Blake and Franciz and Chris Steeler w/Rich Ross.
  • April 19, 2008 – National Wrestling Superstars: Honky Tonk Man defeated Ace Darling w/Gigolo Joe.
  • April 20, 2008 – IWF: Honky Tonk Man and Biggie Biggs and Mike Jenkins beat Frank Scoleri and Bryan Harley and Evan Schwartz.
  • May 3, 2008 – National Wrestling Superstars: Honky Tonk Man defeated Ace Darling.
  • June 14, 2008 – Heavy on Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Big Brody Hoofer.
  • June 21, 2008 – Tulalip Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Seth Knight.
  • June 28, 2008 – Ring of Honor: Honky Tonk Man made a rare appearance in Ring of Honor as a member of “Sweet and Sour Inc.”
  • July 2008: The Honky Tonk Man toured the Maritime Provinces of Canada with a promotion called Ultimate Championship Wrestling.
  • ~~~During a pre-show publicity stunt involving swinging guitars, Honky Tonk almost had his index finger of his right hand severed.
  • ~~~As Honky Tonk Man told the story, he was doing an appearance at a Boston Pizza in Charlottletown, Prince Edward Island.
  • ~~~Someone wanted to take a photo with both men clashing guitars. When the guitars colided, a piece sliced into HTM’s finger.
  • ~~~Honky Tonk Man was then rushed to hospital where his finger was stitched and bandaged up (HTM was stuck with the bill).
  • July 27, 2008 – Ultimate Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man could not wrestle but instead sung his “Honky Tonk Man” theme.
  • July 28, 2008 – UCW (Berwick, Nova Scotia): Honky Tonk Man could not wrestle but sung his “Honky Tonk Man” theme song.
  • September 1, 2008 – Rampage Pro Wrestling: Navajo Warrior and Honky Tonk Man defeated Jerry Grey and Black Dragon
  • October 6, 2008 – RAW: Jerry Lawler announced that fans could pick Santino Marella’s opponent at Cyber Sunday on PPV.
  • ~~~The choices were all former Intercontinental champions: 1) Rowdy Roddy Piper, 2) Goldust, or 3) the Honky Tonk Man!
  • October 25, 2008 – Big Time Wrestling (12th Anniversary Show): The Honky Tonk Man defeated Le Emperur in a ten minute match.
  • ~~~After the match; the HTM said he was given the all clear on his finger injury and if he gets picked to wrestle at Cyber Sunday.
  • October 26, 2008 – Cyber Sunday: Santino Marella defeated [Honky Tonk Man] to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title.
  • ~~~Fans Voted For Santino’s Challenger: 1) Roddy Piper [34%], 2) Goldust [31%], or 3) The Honky Tonk Man [35%]
  • ~~~After the match, Goldust and Roddy Piper helped the Honky Tonk Man attack and humiliate the arrogant Santino Marella.
  • ~~~Goldust and Roddy Piper got some shots in and Honky Tonk Man hit Santino Marella with the Shake, Rattle and Roll!
  • October 27, 2008 – RAW: Piper and Goldust blocked the exit so that Honky Tonk Man could smash a guitar over Santino’s head!
  • January 7, 2009 – World Pro Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man and Doink The Clown vs. Jerry Grey and Mighty Volkoff was a No-Contest.
  • April 4, 2009 – WWE Hall of Fame: Koko B. Ware was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Honky Tonk Man!.
  • May 7, 2009 – Ulitmate Championship Wrestling (Eastern Canada): Honky Tonk Man and Bushwacker Luke defeated The Kardinal Sinners (“Kowboy” Mike Hughes and “Wildman” Gary Williams) to win the UCW Tag Team Titles.
  • September 11, 2009 – Big Time Wrestling: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Ryan Von Kool to win the vacant BTW Heavyweight Title.
  • October 10, 2009 – Alabama Wrestling Federation: HTM and BG James and Tony Sweatt beat Doink and Nathan Crown and Chuckles.
  • October 23, 2009 – Big Time Wrestling: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jason Styles to retain the BTW Heavyweight Title.
  • October 24, 2009 – Big Time Wrestling: Jason Styles defeated The Honky Tonk Man to win the BTW Heavyweight Title.
  • January 27, 2010: Honky Tonk Man officially declined an offer to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame [Click Here For More]
  • March 25, 2010 – TWE: Jimmy Snuka and Bushwhacker Luke and Adam Slapoweitz beat Honky Tonk Man and Virgil and Celene Jian.
  • April 10, 2010 – International Wrestling Cartel: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • May 15, 2010 – Great North Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated The Shocker in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • June 25, 2010 – Traditional Championship Wrestling: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Prince Al Farat in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • November 19, 2010 – Wrestle Birmingham: “Honky Tonk Man” Wayne Ferris defeated Ricky Roberts w/Marcel Pringle.
  • December 9, 2012 – CNWA: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Andy Anderson.
  • March 3, 2011 – CWE: The Honky Tonk Man, Bobby Fox and Matt Fairlane defeated Anderson Tyson Moore, Robby Royce and TJ Bratt.
  • March 4, 2011 – CWE: The Honky Tonk Man defeated AJ Sanchez by disqualification.
  • March 5, 2011 – CWE: The Honky Tonk Man and Zack Murcury defeated EZ Ryder and Moses Luke.
  • March 26, 2011 – HOW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Buck Zumhofe.
  • April 22, 2011 – 2CW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Cheech.
  • May 13, 2011 – FTW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated The Rockstar.
  • May 14, 2011 – NWS: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mr. Nick Gregory.
  • May 21, 2011 – BTW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Shane Kody.
  • June 18, 2011 – SPW: The Honky Tonk Man, Chip Fletcher and Mike Mission defeated Mr. Nasty, Spanky and Syko.
  • June 19, 2011 – CWE: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Rick Matthews.
  • September 24, 2011 – PWF: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mr. Munroe.
  • October 22, 2011 – BTW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated L’Empereur.
  • March 16, 2012 – SPW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Marius.
  • March 18, 2012 – SPW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Rob Stardom.
  • March 31, 2012 – PWS: Tito Santana defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • May 19, 2012 – CW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Chase Del Monte.
  • July 7, 2012 – SDW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Mitch Paradise.
  • August 25, 2012 – ECCW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated The Honky Tonk Kid.
  • August 26, 2012 – BWW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Cremator Von Slasher.
  • September 8, 2012 – NWS: The Honky Tonk Man vs. Maximus Love Power ended in a double disqualification. The Honky Tonk Man defeated Danny Doring.
  • September 20, 2012 – PCW: The Honky Tonk Man and Jay Walker defeated Scott Justice and TJ Bratt.
  • February 16, 2013 – JCW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Bill Martel in a guitar match.
  • March 30, 2013 – CLASH: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Tyler Elkins.
  • April 10, 2013 – PCW: The Honky Tonk Man and Chad Tanum defeated Adam Knight and Kenny Omega.
  • April 13, 2013 – SPW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Bobby Jay.
  • May 11, 2013 – BTW: Jason Styles defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • May 31, 2013 – ASW: The Honky Tonk Man, Andy The Dreadful Bird and Ravenous Randy defeated Disco Fury, The Great Kasaki and Vance Nevada.
  • June 8, 2013 – FTW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Gary Reno.
  • June 22, 2013 – FWF: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Bilvis Wesley.
  • April 13, 2014 – IHW: Honky Tonk Man and Titus defeated Team America (Mark Moment and Sonny Roselli).
  • April 26, 2014 – Remix Pro: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jock Samson.
  • May 10, 2014 – GNW: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Sexxxy Eddy.
  • October 11, 2014 – IWF: Mike Cammett, Shawn Donavan and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Michael Blake, Roman Zachary and Shane O’Brien.
  • August 14, 2015 – GNW: Bryan Briggs, Jeremy Prophet, The Grapecrusher and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Paul Rosenberg, Sexxxy Eddy, Soa Amin and Steven Levac in a tag team elimination match.
  • October 10, 2015 – IWF: Bushwhacker Luke, Shawn Donavan and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Galindo, Roman Zachary and Shane O’Brien.
  • October 30, 2015 – ZERO1 USA: Harker Dirge and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Blake Reed and Steven Davis.
  • March 5, 2016 – BCW: Greg Valentine, Honky Tonk Man and Tito Santana defeated Hollywood’s Finest (???, ??? and Laszlo Arpad).
  • April 22, 2016 – PCW: Dalton Castle and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Ashton Smith and Charlie Garrett.
  • April 23, 2016 – PCW: Joey Hayes, Martin Kirby and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Fight Club and Joe Hendry (Kid Fite and Liam Thomson).
  • April 30, 2016 – WrestlePro: The Aesthetic Males (Beefcake Charlie, Damian Gibbs & Mike Del), The Blue Meanie and The Honky Tonk Man defeated Team Espana (Jos A & Jos B) & The Heavenly Bodies (Desirable Dustin & Gigolo Justin) and Buster in a tag team elimination match.