Ronnie Garvin - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Ronnie Garvin, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Roger Barnes was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 30, 1945, and he is currently 79 years old.

He is the founder of Tennessee Mountain Wrestling (TMW).

Ronnie Garvin was inducted in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2019 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Roger Barnes
  • Ring Names
    • Miss Atlanta Lively ( November 28, 1985 - December 29, 1985)
    • Mr. Knoxville ( May 6, 1977 - November 18, 1977)
    • Mr. Fort Myers ( February 9, 1971 - March 23, 1971)
    • Ronnie Garvin ( June 7, 1965 - September 20, 2014)
    • Ron Garvin ( January 1, 1964 - March 27, 1999)
    • Roger Barnes ( January 1, 1962 - December 31, 1963)
  • Born March 30, 1945 (age 79)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Billed From
    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada ( January 1, 1962 - September 20, 2014)
    • Knoxville, Tennessee - as Mr. Knoxville ( May 6, 1977 - November 18, 1977)
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 242 lbs (110 kg)
  • Nicknames One Man Gang; Rugged; The Man with the Hands of Stone
  • Notes He is the founder of Tennessee Mountain Wrestling (TMW).

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( August 15, 2010 - September 20, 2014)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( March 10, 1994 - June 28, 2003)
    • Promoter ( July 22, 1995 - December 31, 2001)
    • Wrestler ( August 8, 1989 - December 27, 1992)
    • Referee ( April 29, 1989 - July 18, 1989)
    • Wrestler ( April 11, 1983 - April 24, 1989)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( January 5, 1980 - April 10, 1983)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1962 - January 4, 1980)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY July 22, 1994 September 20, 2014
    Promotion Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW March 10, 1994 August 5, 1994
    Promotion Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW July 17, 1992 December 27, 1992
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC July 6, 1991 May 10, 1992
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF November 20, 1988 November 4, 1990
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC November 24, 1988 December 18, 1988
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP May 14, 1984 August 7, 1988
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 11, 1983 August 7, 1988
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA November 10, 1984 December 2, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 1, 1962 June 1, 1979
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 12, 1976 September 6, 1976
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP June 29, 1972 June 30, 1973
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 20, 1968 September 10, 1970
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel July 10, 1988 November 4, 1990
    Face February 21, 1987 July 9, 1988
    Heel June 3, 1977 February 20, 1987
    Face January 1, 1962 June 2, 1977
  • Images History
    Aug 2010
    Aug 2010
    Nov 1988
    Nov 1988
    Mar 1987
    Mar 1987
    Dec 1985
    Dec 1985
    Nov 1985
    Nov 1985
    Apr 1983
    Apr 1983
    Jun 1979
    Jun 1979
    May 1977
    May 1977
    Sep 1976
    Sep 1976
    Jul 1973
    Jul 1973
    Jan 1962
    Jan 1962

  • Finishers
    • Fist of Stone - Knockout Punch ( January 1, 1962 - September 20, 2014)
    • Hammer Jammer - Sharpshooter ( January 1, 1962 - September 20, 2014)
    • Figure-four Leglock ( January 1, 1962 - September 20, 2014)
    • Garvin Stomp - Multiple Stomps while circling the opponent’s body ( January 1, 1962 - September 20, 2014)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Butterfingers (A)” by Paul Lenart - JCW - Single ( August 12, 2011 - August 12, 2011)
    • Theme Song “Far from Over” (Instrumental Edit) by Frank Stallone - JCP - Single ( November 27, 1986 - August 7, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2019, Modern Era
  • National Wrestling Alliance & Jim Crockett Promotions

  • All-American Wrestling

    • 1 AAW Heavyweight Championship

    American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA International Television Championship

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Ole Anderson)
    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (with Terry Garvin)

    International Championship Wrestling

    • 2 ICW Southeastern Heavyweight Championship

    Lutte International 2000

    • 1 Johnny Rougeau Tag Team Championship (with Jimmy Garvin)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / Jim Crockett Promotions

    • 1 NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (with Barry Windham)
    • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Mid-South Sports / Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 2 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (with Terry Garvin)
    • 2 NWA Macon Tag Team Championship (1 with Terry Garvin, 1 with Roger Kirby)
    • 1 NWA National Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA National Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Oates)
    • 2 NWA Television Championship
    • 2 NWA World Television Championship (Georgia version)

    National Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NCW Heavyweight Championship

    Northland Wrestling Enterprises

    • 3 North American Junior Heavyweight Championship (Ontario version)
    • 2 North Ontario Tag Team Championship (with Terry Garvin)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 2 NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (with Terry Garvin)
    • 1 NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version (with Terry Garvin)

    Pro Wrestling Federation

    • 1 PWF Tag Team Championship (with Italian Stallion)

    Southeastern Championship Wrestling

    • 5 NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division)

    Tennessee Mountain Wrestling

    • 1 TMW Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 TMW Tag Team Championship (with Tim Horner)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 2 WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Cauliflower Alley Club Men's Wrestling Award (2008)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin - Jimmy Garvin ( March 4, 1987 - July 10, 1988)
    • Ronnie Garvin & Tiger Conway Jr. - Tiger Conway Jr. ( January 19, 1976 - August 30, 1976)
    • Garvin Brothers - Terry Garvin ( July 14, 1973 - December 6, 1974)
    • Ole Anderson & Ronnie Garvin - Ole Anderson ( July 22, 1971 - January 26, 1972)
    • Garvin Brothers - Terry Garvin ( July 24, 1964 - September 5, 1970)
  • Managers Gary HartGary Hart
  • Family

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