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The Honky Tonk Man


ABOUT
ABOUT

Ringnames

  1. Danny Condrey
  2. Honky Tonk Wayne
  3. The Honky Tonk Man
  4. Wayne Ferris


Theme Music

  1. "Honky Tonk Man (Theme Song)" by The Honky Tonk Man (WWF/E; 1987–1990, 1997–1998, 2001, 2008)Jimmya
  2. “Hunka Honky Love" by Jimmy Hart and J.J. Maguire (WWF; 1990)
  3. "Honky Dog Baby" by Jimmy Hart (WCW)


Signature Moves

  1. Diving fist drop
  2. Shake slam


Finishing Moves

  1. El Kabong (Guitar shot)
  2. Shake
  3. Rattle and Roll (Swinging neckbreaker, with theatrics)


The Honky Tonk Man Managers

  1. Sgt. Danny Davis
  2. Jimmy Hart
  3. Judd the Studd
  4. Peggy Sue
  5. Judge Lawless
  6. Gentleman Jim Holiday


The Honky Tonk Man's Personal Life


Roy Wayne “Presley” Farris or as he is popularity known as, The Honky Tonk Man is a former WWE wrestler. Wayne was born on January 25, 1953 in Bolivar, Tennessee, United States. Wayne has been recently inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. The Honky Tonk Man was trained by Bill Dundee, Dory Funk, Jr., Lou Thesz. Wayne Farris debuted in professional wrestling in 1977.


Wayne graduated in 1975 from the University of Memphis with a B.S. degree in Education. Before becoming a professional wrestler, Farris used to coach high school football at Munford High School in Munford, Tennessee. Wayne currently works with the independent circuit, he also used to work for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF)--now WWE. He is best known record reign as WWF Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks. Honky lost the championship to Ultimate Warrior in the very first pay-per-view of SummerSlam. Wayne is the cousin of professional wrestler and color commentator Jerry "The King" Lawler.


The Honky Tonk Man's Career


Farris began his professional wrestling career with Memphis Wrestling in 1978. He started wrestling frequently in Birmingham, Alabama with SECW / CCW / CWF as Dynamite Wayne Farris. Wayne teaming with Larry Latham to form The Blond Bombers tag team with Sgt. Danny Davis as their manager was Farris's first step towards success.


Farris signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1986 and wrestled under the ring name Honky Tonk Man. He made his televised debut on WWF on the September 28, 1986 episode of Wrestling Challenge. He defeated Terry Gibbs on his debut match. The Honky Tonk Man soon became a fan favorite wrestler as an Elvis impersonator.


Honky's first major feud was against Jake "the Snake" Roberts. At a stage in this feud, Farris was supposed to hit Jake with a gimmicked balsa wood guitar. But, Farris accidentally used non-gimmicked guitar and smashed it across Roberts' back, injuring him.


Honky defeated Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat on June 13, 1987, for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Honky then remained champion for what would be a record-setting run.


Honky wrapped up his WWF career with a stint as a pro-heel color commentator alongside Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper on Superstars. Honky left WWF in January 1991.


After leaving WWF, Honky worked for World Championship Wrestling but left due to a dispute with management. Honky returned to the WWF in 1997 as a commentator on Raw. The Honky Tonk Man returned as a wrestler to the WWF for a one-time appearance at 2001 Royal Rumble, only to be quickly eliminated by Kane.


Since 2000, the Honky Tonk Man has worked independent wrestling shows all over the world.


The Honky Tonk Man's Championships and Accomplishments


  1. All Pro Wrestling (APW) Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  2. Big Time Wrestling (BTW) Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  3. International Championship Wrestling
  4. (ICW) Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  5. Legends Pro Wrestling
  6. (XWF/LPW) Hall of Fame- Class 2008 (4/26/08)
  7. Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation (MEWF) Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  8. Mid-South Wrestling Association (MSWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  9. NWA Mid-America / Continental Wrestling Association
  10. AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (4 times) - with Larry Latham (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (1)
  11. NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Larry Latham
  12. Northern States Wrestling Alliance
  13. (NSWA) Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Greg Valentine
  14. NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  15. NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (1 time)
  16. NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Ron Starr
  17. NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  18. Stampede International Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Ron Starr (2) and The Cuban Assassin (1)
  19. Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  20. Ultimate Championship Wrestling
  21. UCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Bushwacker Luke
  22. Universal Wrestling Alliance (UWA) Heavyweight Championship (1 time, last)
  23. Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  24. World Wrestling Council (WWC) Caribbean Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  25. World Wrestling Federation
  26. (WWF) Intercontinental Championship (1 time, longest reign)
  27. WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2019)
  28. XJAM Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)


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