Jimmy Garvin

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[Jimmy Garvin GALLERY]

 

Title History

  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bob Ellis defeating Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson (July 4, 1977);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/ Killer Karl Kox defeating Dick Slater and Bob Roop (December 5, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/ Killer Karl Kox defeating Thor The Viking and Jos LeDuc (1979);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dick Slater (January 9, 1979);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Thor The Viking (March 31, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Steve Keirn defeating Thor The Viking and Bugsy McGraw (July 1979);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/ Herb Calvert defeating Suger Bear Harris and Oki Shikina (November 5, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/ Jack Brisco defeating Bryan St. John and Stanley Lane (March 10, 1980);
  • Mid South Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Ernie Ladd (March 1981);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/ John Studd won a tournament (1982);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (May 3, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Sweet Brown Sugar (August 11, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Bahamas Heavyweight title defeating Sweet Brown Sugar (December 1982);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating David Von Erich (March 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Von Erich (July 25, 1983);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title defeating Chris Adams (October 24, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Chris Adams (December 25, 1983);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Chris Adams (April 2, 1984);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/ Steve Regal defeating Road Warriors (September 29, 1985);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/ Michael Hayes defeating Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton in a Tournament Final (June 14, 1989);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/ Michael Hayes defeating Butch Reed and Ron Simmons (Febuary 24, 1991);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/ Michael Hayes defeating Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong for vacant titles (May 19, 1991);
  • WCW World Six Man Tag Team titles w/ Michael Hayes and Badstreet defeating Junkyard Dog and Tommy Rich [Handicap Match] (June 3, 1991);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/ Michael Hayes defeating Terry Taylor and Greg Valentine (May 17, 1992);
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/ Terry Gordy defeating John Hawk and Black Bart (June 3, 1994);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • November 1, 1968: Jimmy Garvin made his debut (as a teenager) managing Terry Garvin at the old Phoenix Madison Square Garden.

International Wrestling (Montreal):

  • Jimmy Garvin formed a tag team with his “brother” (actually step father) Ron Garvin and feuded with the Rougeau Family.

World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • June 17, 1983 – Star Wars: David von Erich defeated Jimmy Garvin w/Sunshine to win the Texas Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~David von Erich also won the services of Jimmy Garvin and Sunshine on his ranch for one day.
  • July 4, 1983 – Star Wars: David von Erich beat Jimmy Garvin to win the held-up World Class Texas title.
  • September 5, 1983 – Star Wars: Kevin von Erich defeated Jimmy Garvin (American Champion) by Disqualification.
  • November 24, 1983 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin to win the World Class American title.
  • December 25, 1983 – Star Wars: Jimmy Garvin defeated Chris Adams to reclaim the World Class American title.
  • January 30, 1984 – Star Wars: Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin to win back the World Class American title.
  • May 6, 1984 – Parade of Champions: Chris Adams and Sunshine defeated Jimmy Garvin and Precious .
  • July 4, 1984 – Star Wars: Chris Adams and Stella Mae French beat Jimmy Garvin and Precious in a “Loser Leaves Town” Cage match.
  • Jimmy Garvin was a close ally to the Fabulous Freebirds and eventually became a member of the group later in WCW.

American Wrestling Association:

  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Kerry von Erich pinned Jimmy Garvin to retain the World Class Heavyweight title.
  • April 19, 1986 – NWA Crockett Cup: Jimmy Garvin and Black Bart defeated Brett Wayne and D.J. Peterson.
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND: Giant Baba and Tiger Mask defeated “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Black Bart to advance.
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: The Road Warriors defeated The Freebirds (Garvin and Hayes) in a “Steel Cage” match.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap match.
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap match
  • November 28, 1986 – Starrcade: Brad Armstrong vs Jimmy Garvin ended in a NO CONTEST.

National Wrestling Alliance – The Garvin Brothers:

  • April 10, 1987 – Crockett Cup: Ronnie and Jimmy Garvin defeated Italian Stallion and Ricky Lee Jones to advance.
  • April 11, 1987 – Crockett Cup: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated Ronnie and Jimmy Garvin.
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: Ronnie and Jimmy Garvin defeated Vladimir Petrov and The Barbarian.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Sting and Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin vs Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner and Larry Zbyzsko.
  • January 24, 1988 – Bunkhouse Stampede: Sting and Jim Garvin defeated The Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller).
  • March 27, 1988 – The Clash: Mike Rotunda w/Kevin Sullivan defeated Jimmy Garvin w/Precious to retain the Television title.
  • April 22, 1988 – Crockett Cup: Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan in a “Prince of Darkness” match.
  • June 8, 1988 – The Clash: Jimmy and Ronnie Garvin defeated Rick Steiner and Mike Rotunda w/Kevin Sullivan.
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: Jimmy Garvin participated in a 5-on-5 Tower of Doom Cage match.
  • ~~~Winning Team: Steve Williams and Ron Garvin and Jim Garvin and The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal).
  • ~~~Losing Team: Kevin Sullivan and Mike Rotundo and Ivan Koloff and Al Perez and Russian Assassin I.

National Wrestling Alliance – The Freebirds:

  • June 14, 1989: Jim Garvin and Michael Hayes defeated Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane (Tournament final) for the World Tag Team titles.
  • October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc: Jim Garvin and Michael Hayes defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace).
  • May 19, 1990 – Capitol Combat: The RockNRoll Express defeated The Freebirds (Jim Garvin and Michael Hayes).
  • June 13, 1990 – The Clash: Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers defeated The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes).
  • July 7, 1990 – Great American Bash: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin).
  • September 5, 1990 – The Clash: Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers defeated The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes).
  • October 27, 1990 – Halloween Havoc: The Freebirds defeated The Renegade Warriors (Chris and Mark Youngblood).
  • November 20, 1990 – The Clash: The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers.
  • December 16, 1990 – Starrcade: Tommy Rich and Ricky Morton defeated The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Micheal Hayes).
  • January 30, 1991 – The Clash: The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated Tommy Rich and Allen Iron Eagle.
  • May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: The Freebirds defeated Tracy Smothers and Steve Armstrong to win the U.S. Tag Team titles!
  • June 14, 1991 – The Clash: Tracy Smothers/Steve Armstrong/Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin/Badstreet.
  • July 14, 1991 – Great American Bash: Dustin Rhodes and The Young Pistols defeated The Freebirds and Badstreet (Brad Armstrong).
  • September 5, 1991 – The Clash: The Freebirds (Hayes/Garvin) defeated The Patriots (Todd Champion and Firebreaker Chip).
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: Johnny B. Badd defeated “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin.
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Marcus Bagwell and Jimmy Garvin defeated Tracy Smothers and Michael Hayes (Lethal Lottery).
  • ~~~Jimmy Garvin participated in the two-ring Battle Bowl match at the end of the night which was won by Sting.
  • January 21, 1992 – The Clash: The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated Brad Armstrong and Big Josh (aka Matt Borne).
  • June 16, 1992 – The Clash: The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated El Texano and Silver King.
  • July 12, 1992 – Great American Bash: Hiroshi Hase and Shinya Hashimoto defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin).

Retirement:

  • Jimmy Garvin is now an airline pilot.
  • October 8, 2006: Jimmy Garvin took a position on the creative team in World Wrestling Entertainment.
  • October 13, 2006: Just five days later Jimmy Garvin quit his position on the WWE creative team.