Jim Powers

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:

  • March 28, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed defeated Jim Powers.
  • 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.
  • April 25, 1987 – Superstars: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated Jim Powers and Paul Roma.
  • May 9, 1987 – Superstars: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik defeated Jim Powers, Joe Mirto and Paul Roma.
  • May 10, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Jim Powers, Paul Roma and Tito Santana defeated Bob Orton, The Magnificent Muraco and Tiger Chung Lee.
  • June 6, 1987 – Superstars: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated Jim Powers and Paul Roma.
  • June 7, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Dream Team (Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine) defeated The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma).
  • The Young Stallions used the song “Crank It Up” by Jimmy Hart for their entrance music.
  • June 20, 1987 – Superstars: Hercules, King Harley Race, King Kong Bundy and Paul Orndorff defeated Don Driggers, Jim Powers, Mario Mancini and Paul Roma.
  • July 5, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 26, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Barry Horowitz and Steve Lombardi.
  • August 22, 1987 – Superstars: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Kamala and Sika by count-out.
  • August 30, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hercules and King Harley Race defeated The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma).
  • September 5, 1987 – Superstars: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Danny Davis & Jim Neidhart) defeated Brady Boone & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma).
  • September 26, 1987 – Superstars: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated The Shadows (Shadow #1 and Shadow #2).
  • 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.
  • November 28, 1987 – Superstars: Koko B. Ware & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Barry Horowitz, Dusty Wolfe and Terry Gibbs.
  • December 20, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Dave Wagner and Rick Renslow.
  • January 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Los Conquistadores (Conquistador Dos & Conquistador Uno).
  • January 24, 1988 – Royal Rumble: The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The Young Stallions in 2 straight falls.
  • February 7, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Brian Costello and Gino Carabello.
  • February 13, 1988 – Superstars: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Joe Mirto and Terry Gibbs.
  • March 13, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated George Petrovsky and Tom Stone.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania 4: Paul Roma and Jim Powers both participated in the 20-Man Invitational Battle Royal.
  • April 30, 1988 – Superstars: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Barry Horowitz and Steve Lombardi.
  • May 22, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Rick Gantner and Tom Stone.
  • June 11, 1988 – Superstars: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) by disqualification.
  • October 16, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Sandy Beach.
  • October 23, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Jim Powers defeated Chris Curtis in a dark match.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid), The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart), The Powers Of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord), The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) & The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash), The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff), The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard), Los Conquistadores (Conquistador Dos & Conquistador Uno) & The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 26, 1988 – Superstars: The Young Stallions (Jim Powers and Paul Roma) defeated Bubba Kirk and Max McGiver.
  • 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.
  • December 24, 1988 – Superstars: Danny Davis defeated Jim Powers in a dark match.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Jim Powers defeated Barry Horowitz in a dark match.
  • February 11, 1989 – Boston Garden: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 20, 1989 – MSG: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • February 25, 1989 – Superstars: Andre The Giant defeated Tito Santana and Jim Powers in a handicap match.
  • 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.
  • May 21, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Ted DiBiase defeated Jim Powers.
  • June 4, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau) defeated Jim Powers and Warren Bianchi.
  • June 24, 1989 – Superstars: The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) defeated Jim Evans and Jim Powers.
  • July 2, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Jim Powers and Tom Stock.
  • January 27, 1990 – Superstars: Mr. Perfect defeated Jim Powers.
  • January 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rhythm And Blues (Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man) defeated Alan Reynolds and Jim Powers.
  • March 3, 1990 – Superstars: Randy Savage defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 18, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka) defeated Jim Powers and Pez Whatley.
  • March 19, 1990 – MSG: Jim Powers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 19, 1990 – Superstars: Ted DiBiase defeated Jim Powers.
  • 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: Intercontinental champion Mr. Perfect defeated Jim Powers to retain the title.
  • June 17, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jim Powers.
  • June 23, 1990 – Superstars: The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka) defeated Jim McPherson and Jim Powers.
  • June 30, 1990 – Superstars: Rick Rude defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 8, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Dino Bravo defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 21, 1990 – Superstars: Ted DiBiase defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 18, 1990 – Superstars: Bad News Brown defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 9, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 15, 1990 – Superstars: The Orient Express (Sato and Tanaka) defeated George Skaaland and Jim Powers.
  • September 23, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Perfect defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 3, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Nasty Boys defeated Jim Powers and Tommy Angel.
  • March 10, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka) defeated Frankie Lancaster and Jim Powers.
  • April 14, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Warlord defeated Jim Powers.
  • April 20, 1991 – Superstars: Ted DiBiase defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 31, 1991 – Superstars: The Beverly Brothers defeated Jim Powers and Tony Diamond.
  • September 29, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 5, 1991 – Superstars: Irwin R. Schyster defeated Jim Powers.
  • December 29, 1991 – MSG: Skinner defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 7, 1992 – Superstars: Tag team champions Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) defeated Jim Powers and Terry Davis to retain the titles.
  • March 29, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Jake Roberts defeated Jim Powers.
  • April 18, 1992 – Superstars: Tag team champions Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) defeated Buck Zumhofe and Jim Powers to retain the titles.
  • May 3, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 11, 1992 – Prime Time Wrestling: Jim Powers defeated Bob Bradley.
  • May 23, 1992 – Superstars: Tag team champions Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) defeated Jim Powers and Mark Kay to retain the titles.
  • May 30, 1992 – Superstars: Rick Martel defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 15, 1992 – Superstars: Razor Ramon defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 20, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Rick Martel defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 11, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Jason Phillips and Jim Powers defeated The Nasty Boyz by disqualification.
  • October 17, 1992 – Superstars: Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase) defeated Bob St. Laurent and Jim Powers.
  • November 14, 1992 – Superstars: The Headshrinkers defeated Jim Powers and Bob St. Laurent.
  • January 17, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers.
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Doink the Clown defeated Jim Powers with the Stump Puller in a dark match. Jim Powers was also in the Royal Rumble match won by Owen Hart.
  • February 1, 1993 – RAW: Jim Powers defeated Mike Bell in a dark match.
  • February 27, 1993 – Superstars: Lex Luger defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 14, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 22, 1993 – RAW: Jim Powers defeated LA Gore in a dark match.
  • April 4, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: The Headshrinkers defeated Jim Powers and Les Parker.
  • April 18, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Doink the Clown defeated Jim Powers.
  • June 20, 1994 – RAW: The Heavenly Bodies defeated Russ Greenberg and Jim Powers.
  • July 3, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Owen Hart defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 25, 1994 – Nitro: Jim Neidhart defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 31, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Jeff Jarrett defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 6, 1994 – Superstars: Kwang defeated Jim Powers.

WCW:

  • November 4, 1994 – ECW: Jim Powers defeated Ray Odyssey. ECW world heavyweight champion Shane Douglas defeated Jim Powers to retain the title.
  • July 28, 1995 – ECW: Jim Powers defeated Primo Carnera III.
  • June 10, 1996 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Powers.
  • June 17, 1996 – Nitro: WCW United States champion Konnan defeated Jim Powers in a dark match to retain the title.
  • July 8, 1996 – Nitro: WCW world heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers to retain the title.
  • July 20, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Jim Powers and Bobby Walker.
  • July 22, 1996 – Nitro: Alex Wright, Jim Powers, Joe Gomez & Renegade defeated The Dungeon Of Doom (Hugh Morrus, Kevin Sullivan, The Barbarian & The Leprechaun) by disqualification.
  • July 27, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, Ric Flair & Steve McMichael) defeated The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs), Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jim Powers.
  • August 4, 1996 – Worldwide: Arn Anderson and Chris Benoit defeated Jim Powers and Joe Gomez.
  • August 10, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Dungeon Of Doom (Kevin Sullivan, Meng and The Barbarian) defeated Jim Powers, Joe Gomez and Mark Starr.
  • August 12, 1996 – Nitro: Konnan defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 15, 1996 – Clash of the Champions: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater and Mike Enos) defeated Jim Powers and Mark Starr in a dark match.
  • August 17, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Giant defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 24, 1996 – Saturday Night: Big Bubba, The Faces Of Fear & The Taskmaster (Meng & The Barbarian) defeated High Voltage, Jim Powers & Joe Gomez (Kenny Kaos & Robbie Rage).
  • September 7, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Faces of Fear defeated Jim Powers and Prince Iaukea.
  • September 15, 1996 – Worldwide: Tag team champions Harlem Heat defeated Jim Powers and The Renegade to retain the titles.
  • September 21, 1996 – Saturday Night: Jim Powers defeated Disco Inferno.
  • September 23, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 28, 1996 – Saturday Night: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater and Mike Enos) defeated Chris Jericho and Jim Powers.
  • September 30, 1996 – Nitro: Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 7, 1996 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 12, 1996 – Saturday Night: Lex Luger defeated Jim Powers by DQ.
  • October 14, 1996 – Nitro: Hugh Morrus defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 27, 1996 – Halloween Havoc: Jim Powers defeated Pat Tanaka in a dark match.
  • October 28, 1996 – Nitro: WCW cruiserweight champion Dean Malenko defeated Jim Powers to retain the title.
  • November 10, 1996 – Worldwide: Jim Powers defeated Casey Thompson.
  • November 16, 1996 – Saturday Night: Hugh Morrus defeated Jim Powers.
  • November 18, 1996 – Nitro: Big Bubba Rogers defeated Jim Powers.
  • November 24, 1996 – Worldwide: Jim Powers defeated Mark Starr.
  • November 24, 1996 – World War 3: Jim Powers was in the 3 ring battle royal won by The Giant.
  • December 2, 1996 – Nitro: Arn Anderson defeated Jim Powers.
  • December 21, 1996 – Saturday Night: Lex Luger defeated Jim Powers.
  • January 6, 1997 – Nitro: Hugh Morrus defeated Jim Powers.
  • January 11, 1997 – Saturday Night: Bobby Walker and Jim Powers defeated Joe Gomez and The Renegade.
  • February 22, 1997 – Saturday Night: WCW United States champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers to retain the title.
  • March 1, 1997 – Saturday Night: Bobby Walker and Jim Powers defeated Doc Dean and Robbie Brookside.
  • March 8, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Jim Powers and Bobby Walker.
  • March 10, 1997 – Nitro: WCW United States champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers to retain the title.
  • March 22, 1997 – Saturday Night: Lex Luger defeated Jim Powers.
  • April 13, 1997 – Worldwide: Jim Powers defeated Hardbody Harrison.
  • April 19, 1997 – Saturday Night: Jim Powers defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman.
  • May 17, 1997 – Saturday Night: Jeff Jarrett defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 26, 1997 – Nitro: The Barbarian defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 31, 1997 – Saturday Night: Psychosis defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 16, 1997 – Saturday Night: Eddie Guerrero defeated Jim Powers.
  • October 4, 1997 – Saturday Night: Konnan defeated Jim Powers.
  • February 5, 1998 – Thunder: Bill Goldberg defeated Jim Powers.
  • February 21, 1998 – Saturday Night: Jim Powers defeated Horshu.
  • March 7, 1998 – Saturday Night: Fit Finlay defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 21, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Barbarian defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 9, 1998 – Worldwide: Scott Steiner defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 11, 1998 – Nitro: Hugh Morrus defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 28, 1998 – Thunder: The Barbarian defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 18, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Jim Powers.
  • July 20, 1998 – Nitro: Scott Norton defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 1, 1998 – Saturday Night: Road Block defeated Jim Powers.
  • August 31, 1998 – Nitro: Wrath defeated Jim Powers.

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.
  • May 2, 2008 – PWS: Jim Powers defeated Tommy Suede.
  • 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.
  • March 21, 2009 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Joe E. Legend defeated Jim Powers.
  • March 22, 2009 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Tatanka defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 26, 2009 – NWA New Jersey: Fire Power (Danny Inferno and Jim Powers) defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey) to win the vacant tag team titles.
  • January 22, 2010 – IWF: Jim Powers & Kevin Knight defeated Frank Scoleri & Kraig Stagg by disqualification.
  • January 23, 2010 – IWF: Chachi & Jim Powers defeated Chris Steeler & Damian Adams.
  • 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.”