The Honkytonk Man



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 278 lbs

Real Name: Roy Wayne Ferris

DOB: 1/25/1953

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Other Names: Wayne Ferris, the Red Diablo, Danny Condrey, "Punk Rock", "The Fonz"

Wrestler Since: 1978

Finishing Maneuver: Shake, Rattle & Roll/Swinging Neckbreaker

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #376(1999), #345(1998), #196(1995), #349(1994), #320(1993), #159(1992), #170(1991)

Official Website: http://www.thehonkytonkman.com/

Other Related Websites:
The Honky Tonk Man - Cagematch Bio
The Honky Tonk Man - Online World of Wrestling Bio
The Honky Tonk Man - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (5 - 26, 1 Draw)
- Memphis Southern Tag-Team Title Tournament (March 9, '78) = Wayne Ferris & Jerry Lawler lost in the first round to Don Fargo & Nelson Royal. The Bounty Hunters won the tournament.
- Florida United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (March 31, '79) = The Blonde Bombers (Wayne Ferris & Larry Latham) defeated Bill Dromo & Cyclone Negro and the Briscos before falling in the finals to Pak Song & Killer Khan.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '81 (March/April) = Wayne Ferris competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #10 (February 21, '87) = The Honky Tonk Man competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Hercules.
- WWF Wrestlemania III (March 29, '87) = The Honky Tonk Man defeated Jake Roberts.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #12 (September 23, '87) = The Honky Tonk Man, as the Intercontinental Champion, lost, via DQ, to Randy Savage.
- WWF Survivor Series '87 (November 26) = The Honky Tonk Man, Harley Race, Ron Bass, Danny Davis & Hercules fought in an "Elimination" Match against Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts & Brutus Beefcake. The Honky Tonk Man was counted out. Savage, Steamboat & Roberts 'survived'.
- WWF The Main Event (February 5, '88) = The Honky Tonk Man, as the Intercontinental Champ, lost, via countout, to Randy Savage.
- WWF Wrestlemania IV (March 27, '88) = The Honky Tonk Man lost, via DQ, to Brutus Beefcake. The Honky Tonk Man stayed the Intercontinental Champ.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 (July 31) = The Honky Tonk Man lost, via DQ, to Jim Duggan, keeping the Intercontinental Championship.
- WWF Summerslam '88 (August 29) = The Honky Tonk Man lost the Intercontinental Title to the Ultimate Warrior.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #19 (December 7, '88) = The Honky Tonk Man lost to the Intercontinental Champion, the Ultimate Warrior.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 (November 24) = Rhythm & Blues (The Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine), Ron Bass, Danny Davis & Bad News Brown fought in an "Elimination" Match against Brutus Beefcake, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, the Ultimate Warrior & the Blue Blazer. The Honky Tonk Man fought to a Double Countout with Beefcake. The Warrior was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 (January 15) = The Honky Tonk Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Big John Studd.
- WWF Wrestlemania V (April 2, '89) = Rhythm & Blues were beaten by the Hart Foundation.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #22 (July 18, '89) = The Honky Tonk Man lost to the WWF World Champ, Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Summerslam '89 (August 28) = The Honky Tonk Man fell to Dusty Rhodes.
- WWF London Arena (October 10, '89) = The Honky Tonk Man was beaten by Jim Duggan.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 (November 23) = The Honky Tonk Man, Rick Martel, Bad News Brown & the Big Boss Man fought in an "Elimination" Match against Dusty Rhodes, Brutus Beefcake, Tito Santana & the Red Rooster. The Honky Tonk Man was eliminated by Beefcake, who 'survived' along with Rhodes.
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 (January 21) = The Honky Tonk Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #28 (September 18, '90) = Rhythm & Blues lost, via DQ, to Hulk Hogan & Tugboat.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 (November 22) = Rhythm & Blues, Ted DiBiase & the Undertaker fought in an "Elimination" Match against Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware & the Hart Foundation. The Honky Tonk Man was eliminated by Jim Neidhart. DiBiase was the sole 'survivor'.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '94 (October 23) = The Honky Tonk Man fought to a Draw with the WCW Television Champ, Johnny B. Badd.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXIX (November 16, '94) = The Honky Tonk Man lost, via DQ, to the WCW Television Champion, Johnny B. Badd.
- WWF Royal Rumble '98 (January 18) = The Honky Tonk Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF Royal Rumble '01 (January 21) = The Honky Tonk Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- IWC Big Butler Fair '04 (July 2) = The Honky Tonk Man defeated Lord Zolton.
- IWC Night of Legends II (April 9, '05) = The Honky Tonk Man was beaten by Sgt. Slaughter.
- WWE Cyber Sunday '08 (October 26) = The Honky Tonk Man won, via DQ, over the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, Santino Marella.
- IWC Night of Legends '10 (April 10) = The Honky Tonk Man fell to Brutus Beefcake.

Title Summary:
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Larry Latham (6/15/1979 - 9/24/1979)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Larry Latham (10/01/1979 - 10/22/1979)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Larry Latham (10/29/1979 - 11/19/1979)
- NWA Mid-America Tag-Team Champion w/ Larry Latham (12/15/1979 - 1/27/1980)
- NWA Mid-America Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Larry Latham (2/16/1980 - 3/05/1980)
- NWA Mid-America Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Larry Latham (7/1980 - 9/03/1980)
- WWC Carribean Heavyweight Champion (12/20/1980 - 2/09/1981)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Tojko Yamamoto (2/1981 - 3/16/1981)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Kevin Sullivan (5/02/1981 - 5/18/1981)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Kevin Sullivan (5/25/1981 - 7/13/1981)
- NWA Alabama Heavyweight Champion (9/11/1982 - 1/1983)
- NWA Continental United States Heavyweight Champion (12/1982)
- NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Champion w/ Ron Starr (11/1983 - 12/1983)
- NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion (2/07/1984 - 3/1984)
- Calgary Stampede International Tag-Team Champion w/ Ron Starr (10/25/1985 - 2/07/1986)
- Calgary Stampede International Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ron Starr (2/27/1986 - 3/01/1986)
- Calgary Stampede International Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Cuban Assassin (3/24/1986 - 5/09/1986)
- Calgary Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion (6/20/1986 - 10/31/1986)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (6/02/1987 - 8/29/1988)
- MEWF Heavyweight Champion (10/02/1999 - 11/13/1999)
- APW Universal Heavyweight Champion (8/26/2000 - 10/07/2000)
- NAWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Paul Hudson (10/21/2004 - 12/2004)
- BTW Heavyweight Champion (9/11/2009 - 10/24/2009)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1987 Most Improved Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1987 Most Hated Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1988 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Honky Tonk Man vs. Ultimate Warrior)
- 1990 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)