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67.  Jackie Fargo

Many current wrestling fans may not be familiar with the name of Jackie Fargo, but long before Jerry “The King” Lawler ruled the Southern wrestling scene Jackie Fargo was perfecting the art of the wrestling brawl and was a star south of the Mason Dixon Line.

Predominantly, Jackie Fargo participated in tag teams with either his real life brother, or others who donned the Fargo name.  Jackie Fargo was a brawling type of wrestler and helped to pioneer the art of brawling as opposed to technical grappling.  This precursor to the hardcore scene proved to be very popular in the American South and Jackie Fargo was very happy to stay wrestling there.  Fargo did travel outside of the South, but he was far more comfortable performing there and he certainly gave back to the area.

Most of those passed through the Memphis area learned from Jackie Fargo.  He was known to be a great teacher and many who had passed through Memphis (including Lawler) praised Fargo as a true icon of the sport.  Even if you haven’t seen Jackie Fargo, chances are you have seen someone copying the “Fargo Strut”.

Should Jackie Fargo be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 61.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Henry Faggart (Real Name)
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (China Grove, North Carolina)
  • Key Championships Held: AWA Southern Tag Team w/Randy Fargo
    NWA Mid America Heavyweight (3)
    NWA Mid America Tag Team (5) (3w/George Gulas, 2w/Tojo Yamamoto)
    NWA Six Man Tag Team (2) (w/George Gulas & Dennis Hall)
    NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight (5)
    NWA Southern Tag Team (22) (4w/Jerry Jarrett, 3w/Sonny Fargo, 3w/Lester Welch, 2w/Don Fargo, 2w/Mario Milano, 2w/ Don Greene, 2w/Len Rossi,  1w/Lou Thesz, 1w/Tex Riley, 1w/Randy Fargo, 1w/Dennis Hall
    NWA World Tag Team (Chicago) w/Don Fargo
    NWA World Tag Team (Georgia) w/Don Fargo
    NWA World Tag Team (Mid America) (10) 6w/Don Fargo, 1w/joe Fargo, 1w/Jerry Jarrett, 1w/Mario Milano, 1w/Len Rossi
  • Why they will get in: His iconic status is cemented in Memphis.
  • Why they won't get in: That does not translate into the WWE, and Lawler already represents the region within the Hall
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Teaming with Don Fargo, sold out Madison Square Gardens against Argentine Rocca & Miguel Perez (3/30/57)
    2.  Wins the first of many NWA Southern Tag titles (10/17/61)
    3.  Wins a Regional Tag Team Championship with the legendary Lou Thesz (8/13/68)
    4.  Loses a Hair Match to Al Greene (9/20/72)
    5.  Feuded with; and made Jerry Lawler a star (1973)

Should Jackie Fargo be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 61.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.2%

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0 #1 Melanie 2013-06-20 06:31
There is only two kings in this world, God and Elvis Presley !!
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