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[Jimmy Valiant Gallery]

[www. Jimmy Valiant .com]
Wrestler: Jimmy Valiant
Real Name: James Fanning
Birthday: August 6, 1942
Hometown: Born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
Raised in Hammond, Indiana
Now lives in Shawsville, Virginia
Marital Status: Married to Angel
Height & Weight:
Trained by: Frank Zela (Boris Volkoff)
Debut: 1964
Previous Gimmicks: Jimmy Valentine
Big John Vallen
Jimmy "The Body" Vallen
Big Jim McDonald
"Handsome" Jimmy Valiant
"Boogie Woogie Man"
Charlie Brown
Finishing Move: The Flying Elbow
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds:
Bruno Sammartino
Dick The Bruiser
Jerry Lawler
Notable Feuds:
Paul Jones
The Assassins
Ivan Koloff
The Great Kabuki
One Man Gang
Russian Assassin
Kamala
Beastmaster Rick Link

  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino (January 5, 1974);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino (February 7, 1974);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Bob Ellis (1974);
  • WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Tony Garea & Dean Ho (May 8, 1974);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Dean Ho & Ken Mantell (July 16, 1976);
  • NWA (San Fransisco) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating The Royal Kangaroos (December 4, 1976);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Moose Cholak & Paul Christy (February 12, 1977);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title by winning a Tournament (September 25, 1977);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (November 28, 1977);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant [presumably recognized upon arrival] (January 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Wilbur Snyder & Dominic Denucci (July 22, 1978);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (January 3, 1980);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Dennis Condrey & David Shults (May 12, 1980);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Bill Irwin (August 25, 1980);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Hector Guerrero in Tournament Final (January 17, 1981);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Dream Machine (September 14, 1981);
  • Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (January 2, 1982);
  • Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (June 6, 1982);
  • Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (October 17, 1982);
  • NWA (Tennessee) Mid-America Heavyweight title defeating Iron Mike Sharpe (March 11, 1985);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry "The King" Lawler (February 26, 1990);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry "The King" Lawler (April 28, 1990);
  • USWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Dr. Death (March 16, 1992);


  • 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..

    Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling - Jimmy Valiant:
  • January 2, 1982: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff to win the Mid-Atlantic Television title..
  • June 6, 1982: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff to win his second Mid-Atlantic Television title..
  • October 17, 1982: Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff to win his third Mid-Atlantic Television title..

    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"..
  • February 2, 1986--MoscaMania: Jimmy Valiant defeated Abdullah the Butcher in Hamilton, Ontario..
  • 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..

    Retirement (The Boogie Woogie Referee):
  • 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..
  • October 8, 2005--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Bobby Eaton defeated Ricky Morton with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • October 15, 2005--CPW: Shane Shadows & Bobby Keller defeated The Highwaymen to win tag titles with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • November 19, 2005--Tribute to Starrcade: Tully Blanchard w/JJ Dillon beat Dusty Rhodes w/Magnum TA with Jimmy Valiant as ref..
  • February 26, 2006--EWA: Jimmy Valiant managed a team called "Valiant Brothers 2006" for the Anderson Tag Team Tournament..
  • May 5, 2006--Birchfield Promotions: Masked Superstar defeated George South Sr. with Jimmy Valiant as referee...
  • July 7, 2006--Legends Show: Austin Lane & Kenny Valiant beat Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • September 2, 2006--Great Southern Championship Wresting: "Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant was named the GSCW "Commissioner"..
  • October 26, 2006--Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Barbarian defeated George South Sr. with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • December 25, 2006--SSW: Ricky Morton defeated Bobby Eaton in a Bullwire match with Jimmy Valiant as referee
  • February 3, 2007--Alternative Championship Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant and Tommy Young worked as referees.