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"Gorgeous' Jimmy Garvin



Jimmy Garvin becomes the 1st member of "The Shooter's Club ". Read his online shoot interview below,conducted August 24,2004


1.Tells about your career in World Class Championship Wrestling?

JG:It was one of the highlights of my career. Due to the fact there was so much good talent all at one time. The Von Erichs were being groomed. The Freebirds were doing there thing. Chris Adams was fighting for the push of winning a title. Just the whole theme was perfect. All the stars were lined up in the right place. We were all in our prime. We like to wrestle stiff. And the Von Erichs liked to wrestle stiff. Half the time we had to shoot,especially if we were against Kevin. It was a great time in my life. It was great time and experience. I felt bad we didn't go to Boston a regular basis.



2.What was it like wrestling for The Von Erich Family and with the workers there?

JG:It was great. The Von Erichs were great guys. We grew close with them. I have nothing but good feelings toward the whole family. We were all pulling in the same direction at the same time. The whole territory,all pulled together on insinct. From the first match to the referee's to everyone. And there has never been a territory like that. It was like a comet,it only comes by once a lifetime.

3.Did you enjoy your feuds with Kevin Sullivan's Varsity Club and The Four Horsemen back in the NWA days? Was your wife/manager Precious happy about doing the "angles" in wrestling?

JG:Kevin was great to work with. The angle with "Tower of Doom was Kevin's idea. Dusty was booking at the time and had so many people involved to water it down. I have dont' have respect for Dusty so I won't say anything about him. The Four Horsemen,I didn't care for him much. I don't know if you heard the story,Flair tried to get me fired 3 times. A hurricane destroyed my house. And I missed three shows. Flair sent word to Michael to tell me I was fired because I couldn't make the bookings.

Kevin (Sullivan) was great to work with. The Horsemen I could care less about. Patti (Precious) was a pro and did a great job. Sunshine was my valet in Texas. She started drinking more Jack Daniels,than Buddy Roberts. Sunshine was my cousin and not used to the lifestyle. It was hard for her. Thats why Patti (Precious) took the job. She didn't want to. She did it because she loved me and for the angle because the angle was on fire. She did it for me and did a hell of a job. Vince wanted me to go to New York and Crockett wanted me in NWA,but I went to Verne. Because AWA was kick-Ass. Too bad it got screwed by Vince. But when I finally went to Crockett. I ran into Tully (Blanchard) & Arn (Anderson). They said,"There is the guy who wouldn't work for us after Texas". There was "heat" because people would go "goo-goo" over Flair. I didn't give a shit,I wasn't impressed. Him and I didn't get along.

One the WWF(E)

JG:I only said ten words to Vince. I dont like him and he dont like me. Vince asked me in 1992 to tryout. Ive been in the business so long I didn't have to tryout. I was always a rebel,a outlaw. It was a stage in my life and it wasn't my life. I went to the WWE one time to vist and see friends. He never called me back. Thats because I looked at him and he looked at me and he knew we wouldn't get along. They asked me to change my name. What about Doc Hendrix? Who the hell was that. That was bullshit. I never had to kiss ass too much. We all have to kiss ass within reason. Tell me to change my name "Go fuck yourself"! All the NWA went up North and worked for Vince. Dusty wore pokadot trunks. Ronnie Garvin with 2X4,Michael Hayes become Doc Hendrix. I wasn't gonna change my name.



4.Tell us abou the "heat" in the 1980's,that was so dangerous that fans would attack you and Precious?

JG:I can recall a little. In Lerado,Texas,there was always alot of comotion. I turned around and there was eight mexicans taking Patti out of the arena! I got out of the ring,the wrestlers came out and we all fought to save her. Another time was in Kansas at the Keil. Main Event..Sold out..me vs. Adams. I heard this noise. The sound of a punch. I looked I couldn't see her. I went to each side and finally saw her. This big truck driver woman jumped the rail and attacked her. There fighting. The police got involed. It wasn't uncommon to get attacked. They didn't like us in St. Lous,Kansas and in Japan. And she got hit with a zippo lighter,giving her sitches. I got stabbed in the back,twice in Australlia. Riots were common,because people loved there wrestling. I wrestled Danny Hodge in Oklahoma in his hometown and it was a riot. The fans started to riot and it was terrible they started throwing chairs and I was outside the ring fighting,I seen this guy running at me and I had him measured,he does a baseball slide underneath the ring,he grabs both my ankles and holds them together. Fists and chairs are flying. I have a chair up as a sheild. About that time,the guy peaked out from the ring and I thumbed him in the eye and felt in his brains! He screwed and police calmed things down.



5.Tells us your thoughts in 1992,when you and Michael Hayes went on to win the WCW Tag Team and Six-Man Tag Team titles and have Oliver Humperdink,Dallas Page,Badstreet and Diamond Dolls in your stable?

JG:That was a fun time. I remember wrestling The Steiners,Gordy & Williams. The Steiners would kick the shit out of you and we would do the same back them. The Whole thing was just a great senario.

"TOP FREAKY FIVE QUESTIONS"

1.If you were going on a 5 hour car ride and can only choose from these people. Who would you take with you and why? Skandor Akbar,Whitney Houston,Ultimate Warrior or The Missing Link?

JG:I would take The Missing Link because he's a funny guy. Dewey Robertson has a lot of history and he would be fun to talk and joke with.

2.What is the best thing about being a Freebird?

JG:Everything! Just everything. Running with Michael,we didnt' care we did our own thing. He was so talented and we had fun,we partied everywhere we went. We were like two kids in a candy shop. We could have everything we wanted and didn't have to pay.

3.Who's the freakiest wrestler you ever met?

JG:Gosh,I met alot of freaky guys. I always think about Cactus Jack,because I would see him take those bumps.

4.Finish this sentence. If Jimmy Garvin & Precious didn't get into wrestling they would be?

JG:Happy anyway.and still in love.



5.Have you ever been on the recieving ened of Ronnie Garvin's "Garvin stomp"?

No,I haven't.

Thank you,Jimmy for your time. Your a true legend in this business. It's a pleasure for The Freaky Boys to have a Freebird on her site. Check out www.JimmyGarvin.com There is a special "Behind the Scenes Bash" DVD of behind the scenes of the 1997 Great American Bash events!


WCCW. 2001

WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING.