Jimmy Valiant

He is a WWE Hall of famer, writer, singer and one of our favorite guests of all time. He is the original Boogie Woogie Man. He has trained many of the guys out in the business today. He has a wrestling training camp in Virginia and continues to promte his book. This week he will come on and talk about the Fabulous Moolah.

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The boogie woogie man returns, Its been quite a while since we last talked to him and now he comes back with more stories and more history. This week we talk about the recent loss of "Gentleman" Jerry Valiant.


Jimmy Valiant

He is a WWE Hall of Famer and has a new book out called "WOO...MERCY DADDY!" Join us as we talk to this man about his legendary career and book. Don't miss one! He has been all over the world and has live the life of several wrestlers. While you are at it, get his book and see it from his eyes and words.

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Jimmy Valiant’s book

Page 33---The average person, as they start to fall, will as a natural reaction automatically reach back with their arms to try and catch themselves. This is how the majority ends up with broken wrists, arms, hips or busted heads.

Pg 58 & 59---words to Turn The Page. Song is widely accepted as the official wrestler’s dutiful anthem.

Page 140---Hey Consigamos esa vida baja Lou Albano!—translates to Hey, Lets get that lowlife Lou Albano!!

Pg 142---beet bottle incident in Portland, Maine, with Jimmy and Johnny Valiant.

Page 146---mentions Frank Talent from PA SAC

Page 155---WIFA in 1975 Best West Coast Newcomer Award—Roddy Piper (ceremony held in Boston)

Page 166---Mentions Mike Trash as one of 12 managers Jimmy’s had.

Page 173---mentions Luna & her husband as well as Roddy Piper

Page 209---spelling error—“Pennysvalnia” should be Pennsylvania

Page 343---“parting” lot should be “parking” lot.

Page 420---talks about meeting Tracy Smothers

Page 466---Los “Angles” instead of Los Angeles

Page 528---Roberts Gibsons???


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Wrestler: Jimmy Valiant
Real Name: James Fanning
Birthday:
Hometown: Shawsville, Virginia
Marital Status: Married to Angel
Height & Weight:
Trained by:
Debut: 1964
Previous Gimmicks: Big Jim Vallen
"Handsom" Jimmy Valient
"Boogie Woogie Man"
Charlie Brown
Finishing Move: The Flying Elbow
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Paul Jones
Ric Flair
Nick Bockwinkel
Harley Race
Fritz Von Erich
Terry & Dory Funk
Jerry Lawler
Bruiser Brody
Ivan Koloff
The Great Kabuki
One Man Gang
Russian Assassin
Kamala
Beastmaster Rick Link


WWWF Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant;
World Class Championship Wrestling Heavyweight title;
AWA Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant;
Mid-Atlantic Television title (3);


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 & 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 & Tito Santana defeated Jimmy & Jerry Valiant..
October 22, 1979 - WWWF House Show: Jimmy Valiant wrestled Dusty Rhodes..

Georgia Championship Wrestling - Jimmy Valiant:

October 23, 1983--The Last Battle of Atlanta: Jimmy Valiant & 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 & Wahoo McDaniel & Jimmy Valiant beat Angelo Mosca & Black Bart & 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 & Miss Atlanta Lively beat The Midnight Express in a "Street Fight"..
April 19, 1986 - Crockett Cup: Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez beat The Barbarian & Baron Von Raschke (1st Round)..
~~~Second Round: The Russians (Ivan & Nikita Koloff) defeated Jimmy Valiant & 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 & Tiger Conway Jr. beat Jimmy Valiant & 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 & Dick Murdoch beat Jimmy Valiant & Mighty Wilbur in the 1st Round..

World Class Championship Wrestling - Jimmy Valiant:

October 15, 1988 - WCCW Cotton Bowl: Jimmy Valiant & The Macho Midget beat Killer Brooks & 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 & Jimmy Valiant defeated Phil Hickerson & Jos LeDuc..
~~~Second Round: Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler & 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 & Jimmy Valiant b Masked Superstar & 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 & Beau James beat Super Destroyer & Wayne Rogers..
December 11, 2004--CPW: Shane Shadows & Bobby Keller & Jimmy Valiant b Mikey Baritone & Gino Sammartino & 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..
February 5, 2005--CWF Mid Atlantic: Rob McBride & Barbarian beat Tim Blaze & 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..

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James Valen
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Ring name(s) "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant
Big Jim Vallen
"Boogie Woogie Man"
Charlie Brown
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 252 lb (113 kg)
Born August 6, 1942 (1942-08-06) (age 65)
Franklin County, Tennessee
Resides Willingboro, New Jersey
Billed from New York City
Trained by Verne Gagne
Debut 1964
Retired 2005

Jimmy Valiant (born August 6, 1942) is a former professional wrestler.

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Jimmy Valiant was born as James Valen in Franklin County, Tennessee, near Tullahoma. He later moved to Willingboro, New Jersey.

He started wrestling in 1964 as Big Jim Vallen. He went to the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the 1970s as Handsome Jimmy Valiant and formed a team with Johnny Valiant that would dominate the tag team scene for a while as former WWWF Tag Team champions.

During the late 1970s - early 1980s, Valiant was a central player in the Memphis, Tennessee wrestling scene. He feuded regularly with Jerry Lawler and teamed with Bill Dundee to dominate the tag team matches of that time. He even recorded a song, "The Ballad of Handsome Jimmy" that began, "I've been rolling into Mempho ... TWA ... [T]ell all the women Handsome Jimmy's on the way..." Despite this being a song to be used in wrestling arenas as his entry music, it became a mainstay on some Memphis radio stations for a few years. Despite the Memphis promotion desperately wanting to keep him in Memphis full-time, even offering to buy him a house in Memphis according to Jerry Lawler's biography, Valiant decided to move on after holding the AWA Southern Heavyweight title for roughly a year.

In the early 1980s, Valiant went to the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions as "Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant and called his fans "The Street People". His theme music around this time was "Boy From New York City", by The Manhattan Transfer.

He feuded heavily with Paul Jones and his "Army" of wrestlers that included The Barbarian, Shaska Whatley, Baron Von Raschke, Teijho Khan, Manny Fernandez and The Assassins (then comprised of Jody Hamilton [the original Assassin] and Hercules Hernandez [Assassin II]). Valiant, Jones and Whatley all had their heads shaved during this three year-long feud, and Assassin II was unmasked and revealed as Hernandez after losing a match to Valiant in Greensboro, NC at a supershow called 'Boogie Man Jam '84', which also featured an NWA World title match with Ric Flair defending vs Ricky Steamboat (who came out of retirement for this particular match) that went to a one hour draw, and it also featured an NWA US title match which pitted Champion Dick Slater (who was a heel) vs. a face Greg Valentine in a cage match.

Valiant had help from Hector Guerrero, Junkyard Dog, Pez Whatley (before he turned and became Shaska), Manny Fernandez (his partner in the B and B Connection until he turned on Valiant), Dusty Rhodes and Ron Garvin.

In the late 1980s, he teamed with Guerrero (who was then masked as Laser Tron) and Bugsy McGraw and feuded with The New Breed. When Jim Crockett Promotions became WCW, Valiant left and returned to Memphis to wrestle in the USWA.

Since then, Valiant has primarily wrestled in the independents and has managed to wrestle in 5 decades, his last match occurring on January 29, 2005 at WrestleReunion. He is now retired from active competition in the sport and enjoys his time with his wife Angel and training wrestlers at Boogie's Wrestling Camp located in Shawsville, Virginia.

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[edit] Notes

  1. ^ Independent Wrestling Results - July 2004. onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.

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