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Roy Wayne Farris (born January 25, 1953), better known by the ring name The Honky Tonk Man, is an American professional wrestler.



Honky Tonk Man debuted on September 28, 1986 episode of Wrestling Challenge, defeating Terry Gibbs.

Match Record

Winner Loser Location WrestleMania Stipulations Date
The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart) Jake Roberts Pontiac, Michigan III Singles match March 29, 1987
Brutus Beefcake The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart and Peggy Sue) Atlantic City, New Jersey IV Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship March 27, 1988
Bret Hart/Jim Neidhart The Honky Tonk Man/Greg Valentine (with Jimmy Hart) Atlantic City, New Jersey V Tag team match April 2, 1989

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • El Kabong (Guitar shot)
    • Shake, Rattle & Roll (Swinging neckbreaker, with theatrics)
  • Signature moves
    • Double axe handle
    • Elbow drop
    • Elbow smash
    • Elvis Presley's signature dancing
    • Fist drop, often from the top rope
    • Pummeling the opponent's head against the turnbuckle
    • Raking the opponent's eyes
    • Scoop slam
    • Snapmare
    • Texas piledriver
    • Toe kick
    • Turnbuckle flip evasion, landing on the apron
  • Managers
  • Wrestlers Managed
    • Jesse James Armstrong
    • Rockabilly
  • Entrance themes
    • "That's All Right, Honky Tonk Mama" by Jim Johnston (WWF; 1986–1987)
    • "Honky Tonk Man" by Honky Tonk Man (WWF/WWE; 1987–1990, 1997–1998, 2001, 2008, 2013)
    • "Hunka, Hunka Honky Love" by Jimmy Hart and J.J. Maguire (WWF; 1990)
    • "Honky Dog Baby" by Jimmy Hart (WCW)

Championships and accomplishments

WWE Intercontinental Champions
Pat PattersonGreg ValentineRandy SavageRicky SteamboatThe Honky Tonk ManUltimate WarriorRick RudeMr. PerfectThe Texas TornadoBret HartRoddy PiperBritish BulldogShawn MichaelsRazor Ramon ● Diesel ● Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple HRocky Maivia/The RockStone Cold Steve AustinKen ShamrockRoad DoggThe GodfatherEdgeD'Lo BrownChris JerichoKurt AngleRikishiEddie GuerreroBilly GunnJeff HardyKaneAlbertChristianWilliam RegalRob Van DamBooker TRandy OrtonRic Flair ● CM Punk ● JBLBig ShowDaniel Bryan ● The Miz