Jim Powers

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Title History

  • PCW (Pennsylvania Championship Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (July 22, 1995);

Career Highlights

World Wrestling Federation – Jobber:

World Wrestling Federation – Young Stallions:

  • Jim Powers teamed with Paul Roma as “The Young Stallions” in the WWF.
  • The Young Stallions finally got their first win as a team against Kamala and Sika via count out.
  • ~~~But after the match, Kamala ended up doing a top rope splash to both Paul Roma and Jim Powers.
  • The Young Stallions used the song “Crank It Up” by Jimmy Hart for their entrance music.
  • October 3, 1987 – SNME: The Young Stallions defeated WWF Tag Team champions, the Hart Foundation, in a non-title match!
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: The Young Stallions were survivors along with the Killer Bees in their match.
  • ~~~Team #1: The British Bulldogs, The Rougeau Brothers, The Young Stallions, The Killer Bees and Strike Force.
  • ~~~Team #2: Demolition, The Hart Foundation, The Bolshiviks, The Islanders, The Dream Team II.
  • ~~~Jimmy Hart claimed they stole it from him, since he had plans to let the Hart Foundation use it as THEIR entrance.
  • January 24, 1988 – Royal Rumble: The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The Young Stallions in 2 straight falls.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania 4: Paul Roma and Jim Powers both participated in the 20-Man Invitational Battle Royal.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: The Powers of Pain Team defeated The Demolition Team in a Survivor Series match.
  • ~~~Team #1: The Powers of Pain, The Young Stallions, The Rockers, The British Bulldogs, The Hart Foundation.
  • ~~~Team #2: Demolition, The Brain Busters, The Bolshiviks, The Rougeau Brothers, The Conquitadors.
  • November 26, 1988 – SNME: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) defeated The Young Stallions.
  • Late 1988: The Young Stallions started having problems after being defeated by Demolition.
  • The Young Stallions eventually split up, briefly feuded, Jim Powers went back to jobbing, and Paul Roma turned heel.

World Wrestling Federation – Back to Jobbing:

  • December 3, 1988 – Boston Garden: Jim Powers defeated Jose Estrada.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Jim Powers defeated Barry Horowitz in a non-televised match.
  • February 11, 1989 – Boston Garden: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 20, 1989 – MSG: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • March 18, 1989 – MSG: The Young Stallions defeated The Conquistadors.
  • March 18, 1989 – Boston Garden: The Young Stallions defeated The Conquistadors.
  • April 22, 1989 – Boston Garden: The Genius defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 19, 1990 – MSG: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 29, 1991 – MSG: Skinner defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 11, 1992 – Prime Time Wrestling: Jim Powers defeated Bob Bradley.
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Doink the Clown defeated Jim Powers with the Stump Puller in a dark match.

Retirement:

  • Jim Powers is currently training extremely hard and anticipating a return to the wrestling ring in the near future.
  • March 9, 2007: Jim Powers successfully returned to the ring in Suffern, N.Y. at Suffern Senior High School.
  • Jim Powers can be booked for wrestling shows, appearances, autograph signings, etc. at mrjimpowers@aol.com.
  • September 6, 2008 – Powerhouse Wrestling: “Young Stallion” Jim Powers defeated Paul E. Normus
  • November 15, 2008 – Forgotten Championship Wrestling: Jim Powers defeated Johnny LeDoux in Brooklyn, New York.
  • December 2010: James Manley (aka Jim Powers) quietly announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
  • James Manley (53) is scheduled for hip replacement surgery and noted that years of abusing his body has left him virtually crippled.
  • James Manley wrote: “The past few years, my wife, my family, my friends, and even my business manager, have told me that I need to end my career before it ends me. Through these people and prayer, I have finally come to terms with it being time to hang up the boots, as they say in the wrestling business.” He noted that he’s canceled all his upcoming bookings, including his non-wrestling appearances. “My most sincerest apologies to anyone that was hoping to see me. Jim Powers was once on top of the world, but now James Manley is physically broken down and was trying to stay in the spotlight. Sadly for me, that spotlight has faded.. Please forgive me for not being able to perform for you, or attend any conventions to meet you. It truly saddens me to no end. I love you all, you have given me memories that no one can ever take away from me. If you happen to see me somewhere in my hometown, please say hello, so I can personally thank you myself. God Bless you all, and thank you for giving me some of the best years in my life.”