Monday, January 05, 2009

Yr Old Skool God Awful Rassler of the Week

Jimmy "The Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant.*

Have mercy, indeed.

* I can't honestly comment on the entire body of the Handsome One's in-ring output -- who knows, his tag team work with his "brothers" Johnny and Jerry Valiant in the 1970s might actually be watchable for all I know -- so for purposes of clarity, the period of awful I am citing encapsulates his 1983-1987 run in the Mid Atlantic territory/Jim Crockett Promotions and his cup of coffee with the AWA in 1988 (as well as, IIRC, a stint in the USWA and/or Global promotion(s) following his departure from the wrestling association that Hairy Larry, Rocky Mountain Thunder, Soldat Ustinov, and #1 babyface "Rambo" Greg Gagne [video footage coming soon] destroyed built).

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