Thursday, May 23, 2024
Jimmy Hart

Jimmy Hart

Jackson, Mississippi
James Ray Hart
Height & Weight:
166 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)

He is best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling under his nickname “The Mouth of the South”.

He has managed many professional wrestlers, including Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart (no relation) and Jim Neidhart (The Hart Foundation), Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, The Mountie, Earthquake, Dino Bravo, the Nasty Boys, The Giant, and The Honky Tonk Man. He is a one-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion.

Before becoming involved with professional wrestling, Hart was a member of rock band The Gentrys, best known for their 1965 top five Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Keep on Dancing”.

Wrestlers Managed

Adrian Adonis, Ox Baker, Billy Graham, The Barbarian, Brutus Beefcake, Dino Bravo, King Kong Bundy, “Dangerous” Danny Davis, Earthquake, Paul Ellering, Ric Flair, Jerry Flynn, The Giant, Eddie Gilbert, Hulk Hogan, The Honky Tonk Man, Austin Idol, Masao Ito, The Iron Sheik, Wild Bill Irwin, Gypsy Joe, Kamala, Konnan, Andy Kaufman, Larry Latham, Jerry Lawler, Lex Luger, Meng, Hugh Morrus, Bob Orton, Lanny Poffo, The Renegade

Rick Rude, Kazuo Sakurada, Randy Savage, Kevin Sullivan, Andy Kaufman, Kid Kash, Koko B. Ware, The Mountie, Mabel, Big Bubba Rogers, Johnny Grunge, Abdullah the Butcher, Tommy Rich, Dewey Robertson, Greg Valentine, Sting, A.J. Styles, Lance Hoyt, Samoa Joe, Tyson Kidd, Heath Slater, April Hunter, Troy Graham/Dream Machine

Stables Managed

The Dungeon of Doom

The Faces of Fear (Meng and The Barbarian)

The First Family (Memphis)

The First Family (WCW) (Brian Knobs, Hugh Morrus, Jerry Flynn, The Barbarian)

The Funk Brothers (Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk)

The Galaxians

The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin)

The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), with “Dangerous” Danny Davis

The Mega-Maniacs (Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake)

The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage)

Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster)

The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)

The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon)

The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens)

The New York Dolls (Rick McGraw and Troy Graham)

Rhythm and Blues (The Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine)

The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau)

Other Notable Achievements

AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Cauliflower Alley Club Manager’s Award (2015)

PWI Manager of the Year (1987, 1994)

World Class Wrestling Association Hall of Fame (2006)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: Manager of the Year (1983)

Best on Interviews (1984)