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Honky Tonk Man - Yay Or Nay For The Hall Of Fame

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Hello and welcome to the Basement…

And welcome to this week’s installment of Yay Or Nay For The Hall Of Fame

Today’s case is more of a question of Why isn’t this person already in the WWE Hall of Fame… The Honky Tonk Man!

Getting his start in the mid 70s under the name ‘Wayne Farris’, he was a star in numerous territories, such as the AWA, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, The WWC in Puerto Rico, Stampede Wrestling out of of Calgary among others. While winning numerous championships and working primarily as a heel, this phase of his career is probably best remembered during his time in Memphis, teaming with Larry Latham as the Blond Bombers and having the famous ‘Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl’ with Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee, which lead to the eventual rise of Hardcore / Gabrage Wrestling in the United States… but that’s a subject that you can read more about at www.jimcornette.com under the subject ‘The Slippery Slope Of Hardcore Wrestling’, but the point is, prior to going to the WWF in 1986…