The Honky Tonk Man

  • Born: 01/25/1953 in Bolivar, Tennessee
  • Birthname: Wayne Farris
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 247 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2019)

He previously wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). He is best known for his first run with WWF, where he held the WWF Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks, and lost it to The Ultimate Warrior at the 1988 SummerSlam.

He is the cousin of fellow professional wrestler and color commentator Jerry Lawler. Farris was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 induction ceremony.

Notable Feuds

vs. Jake Roberts

vs. Randy Savage

vs. Brutus Beefcake

vs. Ron Bass

vs. Dusty Rhodes

Other Notable Achievements

APW Universal Heavyweight Championship

BTW Heavyweight Championship

ICW Heavyweight Championship

XWF/LPW Hall of Fame (class of 2008)

MEWF Heavyweight Championship

MSWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship

AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Larry Latham (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (1)

NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Larry Latham

NAWA Tag Team Championship – with Paul Hudson

NSWA Tag Team Championship – with Greg Valentine

NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship

NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division)

NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship – with Ron Starr

NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship

Stampede International Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Ron Starr (2) and The Cuban Assassin (1)

Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship

UCW Tag Team Championship – with Bushwhacker Luke

UCW Heavyweight Championship

UWA Heavyweight Championship

WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship

XJAM Heavyweight Championship