The Honky Tonk Man, precise title Wayne Farris, is about to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 all through WrestleMania 35 week on April 6.
The Honky Tonk Man, who referred to himself as the perfect Intercontinental Champion of all time, was recognized for imitating Elvis Presley. He joined WWE in 1986 and obtained a stamp of approval from Hulk Hogan.
The Honky Tonk Man, after receiving a less-than-lukewarm welcome from WWE followers, embraced his darker facet and have turn out to be a villainous grappler who would use his acoustic guitar as a weapon.
He enlisted the help of Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart as his supervisor and captured the Intercontinental Championship from Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat in June 1987. The Honky Tonk Man would then make historic previous as a result of the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE historic previous, a doc that additionally holds to immediately.
The Honky Tonk Man’s record-breaking reign of 454 days received right here to an end at SummerSlam 1988 when he was defeated by the late Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior.
“I never dreamed it was going to happen and would tell people that it’s something I don’t think about every day of my life. But to be able to be part of this, it’s hard to explain,” The Honky Tonk Man instructed CBS about turning into a member of the Hall of Fame.
The Honky Tonk Man is the second inductee launched for WWE’s Hall of Fame class of 2019 following D-Generation X, which consists of members Triple H, Shawn Michaels, the late Chyna, Road Dogg, Billy Gun and X-Pac.