Jesse Barr

Title History

  • Florida Heavyweight title defeating Scott McGhee (October 14, 1984);
  • Florida Heavyweight title defeating Brian Blair (February 12, 1985);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Rick Rude defeating Jay Youngblood & Mark Youngblood (April 16, 1985);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Lex Luger (January 15, 1986);
  • NWA Mid-America Heavyweight title -as Jimmy Jack Funk- defeating Jeff Jarrett (November 2, 1987);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Art Barr defeating The Bruise Brothers (January 19, 1992);
  • NWA (WCCW) Texas Tag Team titles w/John Tatum defeating Steve Simpson & Shaun Simpson (September 5, 1988);
  • (Japan) Championship Wrestling International Alliance International Tag Team titles w/Ryuma Go (December 3, 1992);
  • (Japan) Championship Wrestling International Alliance International Tag Team titles w/Ryuma Go (August 25, 1993);

Career Highlights

Championship Wrestling from Florida:

  • 1984-85: Jesse Barr was working as one of the top heels in the Florida territory, teaming with Ravishing Rick Rude..
  • 1986: Jesse Barr turned into a babyface and was in the middle of a great program with Lex Luger when he left the area..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Jesse Barr popped up in the World Wrestling Federation as “Jimmy Jack Funk”, a “fictional” brother of Terry & Hoss (Dory) Funk..
  • June 14, 1986 – MSG Network: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Tony Garea.
  • July 26, 1986 – Live Event: Jesse Barr (pre-JJ Funk) & Dory Funk Jr wrestled The Iron Sheik & Nickolai Volkoff..
  • August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: The Killer Bees beat Jimmy Jack & Hoss Funk w/Jimmy Hart..
  • September 7, 1986 – House Show: The Dynamite Kid defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • September 27, 1986 – Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • October 5, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Junkyard Dog defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • October 25, 1986 – Superstars: The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Steve Regal.
  • October 26, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Moondog Spot.
  • November 9, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes & Hillbilly Jim defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Rick Renslow.
  • November 22, 1986 – Superstars: Dick Slater defeated Koko B. Ware.
  • November 24, 1986 – MSG Network: Koko B. Ware defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • November 30, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge: The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Gino Carabello & Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • December 13, 1986 – Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • January 3, 1987 – Saturday Night Main Event: Blackjack Mulligan pinned Jimmy Jack Funk..
  • January 11, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Tito Santana defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • January 24, 1987 – Superstars: Blackjack Mulligan & The American Express (Danny Spivey & Mike Rotundo) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk, Ron Bass & The Gladiator.
  • February 1, 1987 – House Show: Tama defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 6, 1987 – House Show: Hillbilly Jim defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 7, 1987 – Superstars: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Al Navarro & Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 8, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 14, 1987 – House Show: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Mark Young.
  • March 29, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Ricky Steamboat defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • April 4, 1987 – Superstars: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • April 11, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • April 12, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) & Tito Santana defeated Barry O, Jimmy Jack Funk & The Gladiator.
  • April 26, 1987 – House Show: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Sivi Afi.
  • April 30, 1987 – House Show: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Frankie Laine.
  • May 2, 1987 – House Show: Outback Jack defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • May 31, 1987 – House Show: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Jerry Allen.
  • May 31, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & The Raider.
  • June 6, 1987 – Superstars: Ken Patera defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • June 14, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Jose Estrada in a dark match.
  • June 27, 1987 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake & The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe, Jimmy Jack Funk & Johnny K-9.
  • June 28, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated Jimmy Jack Funk & Terry Gibbs.

Portland Wrestling:

  • Jesse Barr is now working in the construction business in the Portland, Oregon area..
  • March 30-31, 1995 – WCCW: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Firefighter Adrian.
  • April 28, 1995 – WCCW: Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Mike Roselli.
  • May 29, 2010 – NWA Carolinas: George South & Jimmy Jack Funk defeated Cedric Alexander in a handicap match.
  • September 19, 2015 – GOUGE: Jimmy Jack Funk vs. Seymour Snott ended in a double disqualification.

    Jay Amber wrote During his 1984-85 tour of Championship Wrestling from Florida, at a televised match, Jesse Barr grabbed legendary commentor Gordon Solie and shook him. He then grabbed co-commentator and retired wrestler Buddy Colt, shaking and ‘punching’ him the mouth. Colt fell behind the commentator’s table and emerged with a busted lip. Both Solie and Colt played it to the hilt..

 


Michael J Salyers wrote I was looking through your site reading up on some of my favorite wrestlers I grew up watching and came to Jesse Barr aka Jimmy Jack Funk . I used to watch Florida championship wrestling every saturday morning and saw there is alot of info missing on your site as far as championships he has held . At one point Jesse would parade around looking like an idiot because he was the co-holder of the US tag champs as well as the Florida championship which he won from Lex Luger by using a hand full of tights and he was also the US TV champ which he won from Dusty Rhodes in a non-televised event . He was a US Tag Team Champion with Rick Rude but when they lost the championship , Rude turned on him and started tagging with Manny Fernandez and that team went onto Jim Crockett’s WCW and became world Tag Champs. This is about the time Jesse hit a losing streak in Florida and ICW and was made Jimmy Jack Funk , side kick to the Funk Brothers and all 3 faded into obscurity after a short run in the WWF / WWE . Not trying to be an ass just thought the info. may be useful ….

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