Jimmy Garvin

When discussing the case of Jimmy Garvin the NIHOF committee openly discussed placing him in the Freebirds page.  In future editions, we may do that (or we may witness Garvin get inducted with the Freebrids) but for now we will concentrate on his career before his association with Michael Hayes and company which was a very good one.

While the WWF had Randy Savage and Elizabeth, the NWA had “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin and Precious.  Garvin played the egotistical pretty boy heel perfectly and there was no doubt that wrestling fans believed that Garvin was the arrogant character he portrayed on television.  Garvin reached his height in popularity with a face turn that resulted in feuds against Kevin Sullivan & Ric Flair.  Casual observers saw Garvin & his valets as a Randy Savage knockoff, but Garvin predated the Macho Man, and fans of the NWA, World Class and the AWA never saw him as anything other than an original.


Should Jimmy Garvin be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 98.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Jimmy Williams (Real Name)
    Beau James
    “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin
    Jimmy Jam Garvin
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Tampa, FL)
  • Key Championships Held: AWA Southern Tag Team w/Bob Ellis
    AWA World Tag Team w/Steve Regal
    GWF Tag Team w/Terry Gordy
    NWA American Heavyweight (4)
    NWA Florida Heavyweight (2)
    NWA Florida Tag Team (2) (1w/Jack Brisco, 1w/Steve Keirn)
    NWA Southern Heavyweight (Florida)
    NWA Texas Heavyweight
    NWA United States Tag Team (2) w/Killer Karl Kox
    NWA United States Tag Team (Tri State) w/Herb Calvert
    NWA/WCW World Tag Team (2) w/Michael Hayes
    World Class Television
    WCW United States Tag Team (2) w/Michael Hayes
    WCW Six Man Tag Team w/Michael Hayes & Badstreet
  • Why they will get in: A great career and the Freebird association does not hurt.
  • Why they won't get in: None of his accomplishments were under the WWE banner.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Lost to David Von Erich and became a “valet for a day” in one of the most entertaining segments in World Class history (6/17/83)
    2.  Beat the AWA champion Rick Martel by dq (2/24/85)
    3.  Lost to Wahoo McDaniel in an Indian Strap Match (7/26/86)
    4.  Won the Tower of Doom against Kevin Sullivan (7/10/88)
    5.  Won the NWA Tag Titles with Michael Hayes joining the Freebirds (7/14/89)

Should Jimmy Garvin be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 98.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 1.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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