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.
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"
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
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
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
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
Page 173---mentions Luna & her husband as well as Roddy Piper
Page 209---spelling error—“Pennysvalnia” should be
Page 343---“parting” lot should be “parking”
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
Hometown: Shawsville, Virginia
Marital Status: Married to Angel
Height & Weight:
Previous Gimmicks: Big Jim Vallen
"Handsom" Jimmy Valient
"Boogie Woogie Man"
Finishing Move: The Flying Elbow
Notable Feuds: Paul Jones
Fritz Von Erich
Terry & Dory Funk
The Great Kabuki
One Man Gang
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
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
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
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
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..
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 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.
In Jim Crockett Promotions, he would sometimes appear in a black bandit-style mask and call himself "Charlie Brown from Outta Town." This usually occurred when Valiant was (in kayfabe) "banned" from wrestling. "Charlie Brown" was billed as someone other than Valiant, despite "Brown" having Valiant's legendarily prodigious beard.