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Jimmy Valiant

Title History

  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Dick the Bruiser and Bruno Sammartino (January 5, 1974);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Dick the Bruiser and Bruno Sammartino (February 7, 1974);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Bob Ellis (1974);
  • WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Tony Garea and Dean Ho (May 8, 1974);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Dean Ho and Ken Mantell (July 16, 1976);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating The Royal Kangaroos (December 4, 1976);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Moose Cholak and Paul Christy (February 12, 1977);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title by winning a Tournament (September 25, 1977);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (November 28, 1977);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant [presumably recognized upon arrival] (January 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Wilbur Snyder and Dominic Denucci (July 22, 1978);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (January 3, 1980);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Dennis Condrey and David Shults (May 12, 1980);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Bill Irwin (August 25, 1980);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Hector Guerrero in Tournament Final (January 17, 1981);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Dream Machine (September 14, 1981);
  • Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (January 2, 1982);
  • Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (June 6, 1982);
  • Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (October 17, 1982);
  • NWA (Tennessee) Mid-America Heavyweight title defeating Iron Mike Sharpe (March 11, 1985);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry “The King” Lawler (February 26, 1990);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry “The King” Lawler (April 28, 1990);
  • USWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Dr. Death (March 16, 1992);

Career Highlights

Boogie Woogie Facts:

  • Jimmy Valiant has wrestled for WWF, WCW, NWA, MACW, WCCW, AWA, USWA, IWA, SCW and many many many others.
  • Jimmy Valiant also operates a wrestling school out of Shawsville, Virginia (Boogie’s Wrestling Camp).

The Valiant Brothers:

  • January 25, 1978 – Superbowl of Wrestling: Mike Graham and Steve Keirn beat The Valiant Brothers to win the U.S. Tag Team titles!

World Wide Wrestling Federation – The Valiant Brothers:

  • August 18, 1979 – WWWF House Show: Andre the Giant defeated Jerry Valiant.
  • September, 1979 – WWWF MSG: Andre the Giant and Tito Santana defeated Jimmy and Jerry Valiant.
  • October 22, 1979 – WWWF House Show: Jimmy Valiant wrestled Dusty Rhodes.

Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling – Jimmy Valiant:

  • January 2, 1982: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff to win the Mid-Atlantic Television title.
  • June 6, 1982: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff to win his second Mid-Atlantic Television title.
  • October 17, 1982: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff to win his third Mid-Atlantic Television title.

Georgia Championship Wrestling – Jimmy Valiant:

  • October 23, 1983 – The Last Battle of Atlanta: Jimmy Valiant and Pez Whatley vs The Road Warriors ended in a DOUBLE DQ.

Championship Wrestling from Florida – Jimmy Valiant:

  • June 30, 1984 – Lords of the Ring: Junkyad Dog and Wahoo McDaniel and Jimmy Valiant beat Angelo Mosca and Black Bart and Ron Bass.

National Wrestling Alliance – The Boogie Woogie Man:

  • November 24, 1983 – Starrcade: Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) beat The Great Kabuki to win the Mid Atlantic Television title.
  • November 22, 1984 – Starrcade: Paul Jones defeated Jimmy Valiant in a Loser Leaves Town Tuxedo Match.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones in a Dog Collar match.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Jimmy Valiant and Miss Atlanta Lively beat The Midnight Express in a “Street Fight”.
  • February 2, 1986 – MoscaMania: Jimmy Valiant defeated Abdullah the Butcher in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • April 19, 1986 – Crockett Cup: Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez beat The Barbarian and Baron Von Raschke (1st Round).
  • ~~~Second Round: The Russians (Ivan and Nikita Koloff) defeated Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez.
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley in a Hair vs Hair match.
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: Paul Jones defeated Jimmy Valiant in a Hair vs Hair match.
  • November 27, 1986 – Starrcade: Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones in a “Hair vs Hair” match.
  • April 10-11, 1987 – Crockett Cup: Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr. beat Jimmy Valiant and Lazor-Tron in the 1st Round.
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: Lazertron (Hector Guerrero) beat MOD Squad Spike, Jimmy Valiant beat MOD Squad Basher.
  • April 22-23, 1988 – Crockett Cup: Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch beat Jimmy Valiant and Mighty Wilbur in the 1st Round.

World Class Championship Wrestling – Jimmy Valiant:

  • October 15, 1988 – WCCW Cotton Bowl: Jimmy Valiant and The Macho Midget beat Killer Brooks and The Million Dollar Baby.

The Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant:

  • March 7, 1994 – Memphis Memories: Tommy Rich defeated Jimmy Valiant by Disqualification.
  • June 10, 1995 – Memphis Memories II: Jerry Lawler and Jimmy Valiant defeated Phil Hickerson and Jos LeDuc.
  • ~~~Second Round: Tommy Rich and Doug Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler and Jimmy Valiant.

The Extended Boogie Woogie Retirement Tour:

  • December 13, 2003 – NWA Bluegrass: Jimmy Valiant defeated The Masked Superstar.
  • May 1, 2004: Jimmy Valiant wrestled what he said was his final match in his home town of Shawsville, VA.
  • July 16, 2004 – Northern Wrestling Federation: Jimmy Valiant defeated Matt Parks to win NWF title.
  • July 17, 2004 – Northern Wrestling Federation: Chad Allegra defeated Jimmy Valiant to win NWF title.
  • July 24, 2004 – National All-Star Wrestling: George South Sr and Jimmy Valiant b Masked Superstar and The Assassin (Bruiser Graham).
  • August 26, 2004 – Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Jimmy Valiant defeated Bruiser Graham.
  • September 2, 2004 – Southern States Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant defeated Mighty Yankee.
  • September 22, 2004 – Championship Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant defeated George South.
  • October 8, 2004 – NWA Bluegrass: Jimmy Valiant defeated Bruiser Graham.
  • November 6, 2004 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant defeated Kamala.
  • November 27, 2004 – Championship Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant and Beau James beat Super Destroyer and Wayne Rogers.
  • December 11, 2004 – CPW: Shane Shadows and Bobby Keller and Jimmy Valiant b Mikey Baritone and Gino Sammartino and Johnny Graham.
  • January 8, 2005 – Carolina Championship: Kamala beat Madd Maxx by forfeit (no show) but Jimmy Valiant ran in and chased Kamala.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Roddy Piper/Jimmy Valiant/Jimmy Snuka beat Buddy Rose/Col Debeers/Bob Orton w/Sherri.

Retirement (The Boogie Woogie Referee):

  • February 5, 2005 – CWF Mid Atlantic: Rob McBride and Barbarian beat Tim Blaze and Corey Edsel with Jimmy Valiant as referee
  • February 11, 2005 – UCW TV taping: The Midnight Express defeated The RNR Express with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • February 25, 2005 – Carolina Wrestling Association: George South Jr. b Ivan Koloff in a chain match with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • April 2, 2005 – CWF: Mid-Atlantic: Jimmy Valiant refereed a special Texas Tornado Tag Team match.
  • April 9, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Jeff Jarrett beat Dusty Rhodes to retain the NWA title with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • July 1, 2005 – Memphis Clash of the Legends: Jerry Lawler w/Jimmy Hart vs Dutch Mantel w/Jimmy Valiant ended in a NO CONTEST.
  • Jimmy Valiant is also active in a local promotion called New Age Wrestling based in Christiansburg, Virginia.
  • October 8, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Bobby Eaton defeated Ricky Morton with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • October 15, 2005 – CPW: Shane Shadows and Bobby Keller defeated The Highwaymen to win tag titles with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • November 19, 2005 – Tribute to Starrcade: Tully Blanchard w/JJ Dillon beat Dusty Rhodes w/Magnum TA with Jimmy Valiant as ref.
  • February 26, 2006 – EWA: Jimmy Valiant managed a team called “Valiant Brothers 2006″ for the Anderson Tag Team Tournament.
  • May 5, 2006 – Birchfield Promotions: Masked Superstar defeated George South Sr. with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • July 7, 2006 – Legends Show: Austin Lane and Kenny Valiant beat Jerry Lawler and Brian Christopher with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • September 2, 2006 – Great Southern Championship Wresting: “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant was named the GSCW “Commissioner”.
  • October 26, 2006 – Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Barbarian defeated George South Sr. with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • December 25, 2006 – SSW: Ricky Morton defeated Bobby Eaton in a Bullwire match with Jimmy Valiant as referee
  • February 3, 2007 – Alternative Championship Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant and Tommy Young worked as referees.
  • April 27, 2007 – Memphis: Bill Dundee and Dutch Mantell w/Jimmy Valiant beat Bobby Eaton and Koko Ware w/Slick
  • June 18, 2007 – EWA: The Barbarian defeated Mr. Florida to win the EWA title with Jimmy Valiant as the guest referee.
  • September 1, 2007 – -Big Time Wrestling: Buff Bagwell defeated Sheik of Araby with Jimmy Valiant as referee
  • November 2, 2007 – SAW TV Tapings: Handsome Jimmy Valiant had an altercation with Hammerjack and Charming Charles.
  • ~~~”Boogie Woogie Boy” Gary Valiant made the save for Handsome Jimmy and the Valiants cleared the ring.
  • November 21, 2007 – -NWA-Indiana: Guy Lombardo and Jimmy Valiant beat Billy Bart and Rob Ramer by Double Submission
  • February 2, 2008 – ACW: Jose’ Sanchez defeated Alan Smithee w/Tim Blaze with Jimmy Valiant as special Referee
  • May 17, 2008 – Carolina Wrestling Association: Charlie Dreamer defeated George South with Jimmy Valiant as referee.
  • June 6, 2008 – Southern States Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant inducted Carl Fergie into the East Tennessee Hall of Fame.
  • December 25, 2009 – EWP: Trooper T. defeated Shane King Williams in a match with special referee Jimmy Valiant.
  • February 26, 2010 – Pro Wrestling Mid Atlantic: Jim Duggan and Short Sleeve Sampson defeated Danny Waylon and Fatty McNasty.
  • ~~~”The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant was the guest referee and the legendary J.J. Dillon was Jim Duggan’s manager!
  • November 26, 2010 – NWA Indiana: “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant and Guy Lombardo defeated Shawn Cook and Billy Bart.