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He is the cousin of fellow professional wrestler and color commentator Jerry Lawler. Farris began his career in working in Malden, Missouri and wrestled alongside his training partner Koko B. Mon Papa - Sarclo - Michel Et Denis Jouent À Paris for promoter Henry Rogers.
Farris then moved on to Memphis Wrestling in Starting out as an undercard wrestler, he later achieved greater success when he teamed with Larry Latham to form The Blond Bombers when they were put together by Gerry Brisco in Florida Championship Wrestling. The Bombers were later put with Sgt. Danny Davis as their manager when they came back to Memphis. The Blond Bombers were involved in heated feuds with several fan favorite teams across the two competing Tennessee promotionsappearing in both Nick Gulas 's Nashville based territory, and Jerry Jarrett 's Memphis area.
It was a spinoff of rockstar Elvis Presley. He sported the silk black hair with sideburns and carrying a guitar. He would often team with Kerry Brown.
Originally pushed as a fan favorite wrestler with an Honky Tonk World - Various - New Country • October 1994 impersonator gimmickHonky soon cut a series of promos with Jesse "The Body" Ventura that aired on the WWF's syndicated programming asking fans for a "vote of confidence", while these promos actually insulted fans in the manner of Andy Kaufman before him. The results predictably came back negative, and it was not long before Honky turned into a cocky villain and took on "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart as his manager.
Tom Parker. Honky's first major feud came against Jake "The Snake" Robertswho was in the midst of a fan favorite turn. According to Roberts, Honky was supposed to hit him with a gimmicked balsa wood guitar. Roberts believes Farris accidentally grabbed a real, non-gimmicked guitar and smashed it across Roberts' back, legitimately injuring him, and starting him on his dependence of prescription pain medication in an interview, Roberts alleges that he was picking pieces of the guitar out of his back for weeks after he was hit.
This has been disputed as Roberts had been a known drug user years before this incident. However, in an interview for World Wrestling InsanityHonky disputed Roberts' assertion saying, "That's not true and, in fact I attribute most of that to Mick Foleywho wrote about Oh Johnny - Various - De Mooiste Levensliedjes Vol.
2 in his book, and Jake, who lied about it", although television footage of the incident showed that the guitar did not break like a gimmicked one would have and that it took several more hits to Roberts' back for the guitar to break apart.
Honky was originally meant to be a transitional champion to only hold on to the title for a short period of time. However, Roberts failed several drug tests following WrestleMania  and Honky became booked to remain champion for what would be a record-setting run. In a later interview, Honky remarked that Hulk Hoganwhom he then had a friendly, collaborative relationship with outside of the ring, had helped give Honky a chance at the title after a coincidental meeting between Hogan, Honky, and Vince McMahon took place.
Hogan stuck up for Honky, even though McMahon had someone else in mind. To preserve his title, which could only be taken by pinfall or submissionHonky often Raise Me (Ascension Mix) - Bizarre Inc - Energique himself deliberately counted out or disqualified against challengers such as Steamboat, Billy Honky Tonk World - Various - New Country • October 1994 HaynesBruno Sammartinoand George "The Animal" Steele.
By September"Macho Man" Randy Savage was in the midst of a fan favorite turn and began challenging Honky for the title after Honky had made comments about himself being "the greatest Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion of all time" and disparaging comments about former champions, particularly Savage. Although they had several matches beforehand — they 2Hurt - Heaven Isnt Gold also met inwhen the then-villain Savage was champion and challenged by the fan favorite Honky — the first Savage-Honky match to air on national television was on the October 3, Saturday Night's Main Event XIIwhich was taped on September 23 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
During that match, Savage nearly defeated Honky until Honky's allies in Jimmy Hart's stableThe Hart Foundation who had interfered throughout the matchran into the ring and attacked Savage, getting Honky disqualified. Savage's manager, Miss Elizabethattempted to stop the attack on Savage, but Honky shoved her down and she fled to the locker room; meanwhile, Honky completed his attempt to break his guitar over Savage's head.
Shortly thereafter, Miss Elizabeth returned with Savage's former rival, Hulk Hogan, who aided Savage in running off the heels leading to the formation of The Mega Powers.
Honky continued his bitter feud against Savage, as Honky would frequently make advances toward Miss Elizabeth — including one such incident at the Slammy Awards — to agitate his challenger. The last high-profile Savage-Honky match, aired as part of the undercard to Hulk Hogan vs.
Andre the Giant on the The Main Event Isaw Honky lose by countout after Savage rammed him into the ring post on the outside of the ring. Their feud was blown off in the weeks before WrestleMania IV through a series of tag team-style steel cage matches, involving various allies of both Honky and Savage on their respective sides and Savage usually emerging Honky Tonk World - Various - New Country • October 1994.
During the Beefcake-Honky feud — which began at WrestleMania IV where Jimmy Hart got him disqualified by knocking out the referee with his megaphone while Beefcake had Honky in a sleeper holdand this saw Honky retain the title, but Hart got a haircut from Beefcake himself and continued during the spring and summer of — Honky vowed not to let Beefcake cut his ducktail Honky Tonk World - Various - New Country • October 1994 , something Beefcake often said he would do in promos.
Honky and Beefcake were scheduled to square off at the SummerSlam in what was billed as Beefcake's last shot at the now renamed Intercontinental Championship. However, in a storyline twist, Beefcake was thrust in a feud with "Outlaw" Ron Bass after Bass committed a sneak attack on Beefcake; the incident was aired the weekend before SummerSlam.
At the event, it was announced that a "mystery opponent" would face Honky for the title. When it came time for the match, Honky grabbed the microphone and proclaimed that he did not care who his opponent was. The Ultimate Warrior then ran out and pinned his stunned opponent in just 31 seconds for the Intercontinental Championship, ending his reign at days.
Honky had been the champion for one year, two months and 27 days — the longest Intercontinental Championship reign in history. Honky's bids to reclaim the title were unsuccessful and he began moving down the card.
In late andhe and Greg Valentinewho was also managed by Jimmy Hart, aligned themselves as the tag team Rhythm and Blues. Ware at the Survivor Series. After leaving WWF, Honky went the independent circuit. He wrestled his former partner Greg Valentine Read My Name - Chris de Burgh - Live In Dortmund a double disqualification for United Wrestling Alliance on February 19, Then he made an one night appearance on November 11, for United States Wrestling Association as he lost to Jeff Jarrett by disqualification.
Honky has responded by saying that it was an honor, as Bischoff had fired a Balmy - Fools Gold - Leave No Trace of people while in WCW until he got himself fired. After an unsuccessful stint with WCW, Honky returned to the indies.
He worked with them until Under Honky's tutelage, Gunn became known as "Rockabilly", which was a short-lived and unsuccessful gimmick. Also he was a commentator for a short time. Honky then made an appearance in Circle (All Is Ice Version) - Pollux - Antarctica Royal Rumble event eliminated by Vader.
Honky returned to the WWF for a one-time appearance at the Royal Rumblebut was quickly eliminated by Kane after being hit on the head with his guitar. InSantino Marella announced his intention to break Honky's record for longest Intercontinental Championship reign, usually displaying a special "Honk-a-meter" comparing Honky's week record with the length of his own reign at the time. After the match had ended, Goldust and Piper came down to the ring and, along with Honky, attacked Marella.
Afterward, the three legends celebrated in the ring and shared a laugh, brought on by Honky's celebratory dance, which came to an abrupt halt due to his slipping on Goldust's wig. On the October 27 episode of RawHonky appeared as a special guest commentator. After an impersonation of Marella's on-screen girlfriend, Beth PhoenixCharlie Haas was knocked into the announcer table, and Marella attacked Honky, prompting Piper and Goldust Give Sheep A Chance - Raw Sex* - Stop The War / Give Sheep A Chance block Marella's escape from the ring.
Upon Goldust's Honky Tonk World - Various - New Country • October 1994 to the ring, Marella turned around to be smashed over the head by Honky's guitar. Honky inducted Koko B. SinceHonky has worked independent wrestling shows all over the world.
Honky, along with Ryan Smith and a host of others, ran a series of controversial wrestling websites from — These often intense online rivalries became a major drawing point for fans.
The website unexpectedly closed without much explanation in December The site now forwards to various new ventures of former website manager Ryan Smith, who remains tight-lipped about the closing.
He praised the crowd and was about to sing and dance for them until Sweeney stepped in and told him he would not be doing either until their demands were met. On July 27,Honky almost had the index finger of his right hand severed during a public appearance in Canada before an Ultimate Championship Wrestling show in CharlottetownPrince Edward Island. He was making an appearance at Boston Pizza in Charlottetown several hours before the show when someone wanted to take a photo with him with both men clashing guitars.
When the guitars collided, the neck of Honky's guitar Honky Tonk World - Various - New Country • October 1994 and sliced into Honky's finger, almost severing it. Honky was immediately taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where doctors stitched the finger and bandaged it. Honky made his appearance at the Ultimate Championship Wrestling show several hours later.
He was unable to wrestle his scheduled match due to the injury and was replaced by Trash Canyon, whom he managed from ringside. Honky, although injured and in obvious pain, sang his theme song twice in the ring.
The match ended in a no contest as Doink turned on Honky and the three triple-teamed him. Honky made a cameo appearance in the first episode of season 3 of Lucha Undergroundappearing as a warden in a prison, returning Dario Cueto's things upon his release. Honky appeared in an episode of the court based show Judge Jeanine Pirro as a witness to the defendant; the episode, which aired on October 11,was also the highest rated show for Judge Jeanine Pirro of all time.
Farris is a first cousin of Jerry Lawler and the late Brian Christopher. He is an avid golfer in his spare time. Farris' first marriage to Judy Lynn Nuckolls was brief, but he has been married to his current wife Tammy since Although a kayfabe rival of Randy SavageFarris had a professionally friendly relationship with him.
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