[Honky Tonk Man Gallery]
||Honky Tonk Man
||Roy Wayne Farris
||January 25, 1953
||Billed from Memphis
|Height & Weight:
||6'1 - 271lbs
||Wayne "Punk Rock" Farris
Wayne "The Fonz" Farris
Honky Tonk Wayne (Stampede)
||Shake, Rattle, and Roll
The Hart Foundation
Johnny B Badd
WWF Intercontinental title defeating Ricky Steamboat;
All Pro Wrestling Universal title defeating "Filthy" Frank Murdoch (08/26/00);
Wayne Ferris is Jerry Lawler's cousin..
1978: Wayne Ferris was a typical jobber-to-the-stars before Handsome Jimmy took him under his wing..
1979: Wayne Ferris teamed with Larry Latham as the Blonde Bombers in Florida & Memphis..
~~~Back in Memphis, the Blonde Bombers added Sgt. Danny Davis as their manager..
Wayne Ferris was given the name "Honky Tonk Wayne" by Bruce Hart while working in Calgary..
World Wrestling Federation:
1987: Honky Tonk Man signed with the WWF and had a brief stint as a face (good guy)..
The WWF started a write-in campaign called "A Vote of Confidence" for the fans to vote yes or no..
~~~They were essentially asking the fans if Honky Tonk should be a face or heel, and the response was clear..
World Wrestling Federation:
Honky Tonk Man began appearing on TV through a series of vignettes as a bitter heel Elvis impersonator..
Honky Tonk Man redebuted with Jimmy Hart as his manager, and sang his own entrance music "I'm a Honky Tonk Man"..
Wrestlemania III: The Honky Tonk Man pinned Jake "the Snake" Roberts..
June 2, 1987: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat for the WWF Intercontinental title..
~~~Honky was a replacement for "The Natural" Butch Reed who was scheduled to win the gold..
Summerslam 1988: The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man to win the Intercontinental title..
~~~This ended an unpresidented 14-month reign as champion for the HTM..
The Honky Tonk Man was paired up with Greg "the Hammer" Valentine in a tag team known as Rhytem & Blues..
World Championship Wrestling:
1994: The Honky Tonk Man resurfaced in World Championship Wrestling..
The HTM engaged in a wrestler/musician feud with Johnny B Badd..
World Wrestling Federation:
1997: The Honky Tonk Man returned to the WWF, in a managerial capacity, promising to unleach his "protege"..
The HTM tried to convince "The Real Double J" Jesse James to be his protege, but he refused..
The HTM's protege ended up being a repackaged Billy Gunn, who would be known as "Rockabilly"..
In Your House 15 - Cold Day In Hell: Rockabilly defeated Jesse James..
On The Road Again:
Famous Quote: "I'm the great Intercontinental Champion of All-Time!"
The Honky Tonk Man remains one of the most active "veteran" wrestlers on the Independant Wrestling Circuit..
April 2003: The Honky Tonk Man claims on his web site that he was close to a deal to join TNA..
August 10, 2004--IWF in Aberdeen, New Jersey: Honky Tonk Man defeated Fred Sampson..
October 2, 2004--Oaktown Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Le Empereur..
January 18, 2005--Southern Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Demolition Ax..
January 28, 2005--ICW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Tim Flowers by Disqualification..
March 16, 2005--IZW: Honky Tonk Man defeated "Big" Jack Bull with the Shake Rattle and Roll..
March 18, 2005--NWA ECCW: Johnny Canuck (retirement match) & Michelle Starr defeated Honky Tonk Man & Disco Fury..
March 19, 2005--NWA ECCW: Honky Tonk Man defeated Michelle Starr..
March 20, 2005 - Maniac Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated The Mauler..
April 9, 2005--International Wrestling Cartel: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Honky Tonk Man in a Legends Match..
April 30, 2005--Independent Wrestling Mantoba: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Beautiful Bobby Jay..
June 18, 2005--Neo Spirit Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man & Jason Cage defeated Notorious TID & Phil Latio..
June 24, 2005--ICW: Tim Flowers defeated Honky Tonk Man in Seattle, Washington..
July 15, 2005--Steel Rage Pro Wrestling: Bobby Burns defeated The Honky Tonk Man..
August 17, 2005--NWS: Honky Tonk Man defeated Jo Jo | Honky Tonk Man defeated J.R. Ryder..
September 4, 2005--Dutch Championship Wrestling: Kenzo Richards defeated The Honky Tonk Man..
September 23, 2005--Main Stream Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated The Dice in the main event..
September 30, 2005--ICW: Honky Tonk Man defeated "Diamond" Tim Flowers by Disqualification..
November 29, 2005--Twin Wrestling Entertainment: Honky Tonk Man defeated Dave Mason..
January 29, 2006--Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Honky Tonk Man defeated Jayson Chambers after hitting him over the head with a Guitar!
February 25, 2006--Main Event Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated General Trent Steel..
March 24, 2006--High Impact Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man & Big Daddy Kash beat Principal Richard Pound & Todd Myers..
March 25, 2006--High Impact Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Principal Pound..
March 29, 2006--Top Rope Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated TJ Bratt..
March 30, 2006--All Canadian Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man & Gibby Guerrero defeated T.J. Bratt & Bobby Jay ..
March 31, 2006--Ring Masters Entertainment: Honky Tonk Man vs E.Z. Ryder ended in a No Contest..
April 1, 2006--Independent Wrestling Manitoba: Honky Tonk Man w/Tony Condello beat "Beautiful" Bobby Jay w/Bobby Driver..
April 14, 2006--All-American Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Luscious Larry w/Tommy D....
April 15, 2006--All-American Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Luscious Larry w/Tommy D (again)..
May 12, 2006--Stampede Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Duke Durrango..
June 14, 2006--AWA World Wide: Honky Tonk Man defeated Kim Chee in a bonus main event..
June 17, 2006--TRCW: Bobby Jay beat T.J. Bratt in a No-DQ match when Honky Tonk Man smashed a guitar over Bratt's head!
July 4, 2006--World Pro Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Doink the Clown.....
September 30, 2006--NWA ECCW TV Tapings: Honky Tonk Man defeated Vance Nevada by Disqualification..
November 11, 2006--All Out Mayhem Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Sonny Roselli in Machias, Maine..
November 24, 2006--NWA ECCW: Honky Tonk Man & Johnny Canuck defeated Vance Nevada & Seth Knight
November 25, 2006--NWA ECCW: Gurv Sihra defeated Honky Tonk Man in Nanaimo, British Columbia ..
January 27, 2007--Impact Zone Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Doink the Clown in Sacaton, Arizona..
March 13, 2007--Impact Zone Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man sang a song before getting attacked by Team P.O.S...