My family & I just got back home from a nice, relaxing vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC. The trip was wonderful, but while I was away I didn't have access to a computer or the Internet, so I've gotten a little behind on some of the things I would have normally done on this site. For example, I would have dedicated a special birthday blog entry to Angel Valiant on her special day back on August 11th. Now that I'm back in the swing of things, I'd like to officially & belatedly do that now by wishing Angel a very Happy Birthday & many, many more to come. Angel is such a special part of BWC & does so much to keep it running smoothly for all of us to enjoy. She is also a wonderful singer who's obvious vocal talent can be heard on the 'Dancing W/My Baby' CD. She also runs her own Angel's Wrestling Wear company & has published her own 'Piggy In A Blanket' children's book, with more books in the works. Angel & Boogie are a special couple & make a great team. Happy Birthday Angel!
When I first heard sometime in 2009 that Boogie & Angel were in the process of possibly starting a weekly radio show I was thrilled at the prospect, but since it wasn’t set in stone, I tried not to get overly excited. Later that year, when I heard the announcement that the deal had been made & that my favorite wrestler & his wife were indeed going to be live on air every week, I went ahead & got excited. When I was a kid, I used to have the privilege of tuning in to NWA TV every week to watch the Boogie Woogie Man do his thing in & out of the ring. Unfortunately, as the 80s wound down, Handsome Jimmy went back to Mempho & my weekly dose quickly dissipated. So you can imagine I was pretty stoked when Main Event Thursday officially launched on the Big Dog’s Sports Talk show from 5pm to 6pm & I was able to once more tune in week after week to spend some quality air time w/Boogie & friends. The show started out w/a bang w/the Russian Bear Ivan Koloff as the inaugural guest. & it never slowed down. Every Thursday meant another true wrestling legend would be joining Big Dog & the Valiants. Jimmy & Angel made sure to offer variety to their listeners as they brought in not only legendary champion wrestlers, but also a manager, a ring announcer & even a prolific wrestling columnist. & perhaps the best part was that the listeners were part of the show as they got to call in & ask questions or just say hello. Thanks to the Main Event Thursday show, I had the honor of talking to former WWWF champions like Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff & long time NWA champion Dory Funk, Jr. I even got to talk to one of my favorite crazy characters from childhood, none other than Crazy Bugsy McGraw! & that’s just to name a few of the wrestling icons that sat down to chat w/Boogie, Angel, Big Dog, Jamie & the listening audience. I admit I was understandably sad when summer was almost gone & season one came to a close. But I took comfort in the fact that a new season would be here before anyone knew it & sure enough, season two of Main Event Thursday is all ready to go starting Thursday, June 3rd & running through August 26th. The first guest has just been announced & it is none other than one half of the Rock N Roll Express, Ricky Morton! From his nearly countless championships to his legendary feuds w/the Russians, the Horseman & of course the Midnight Express, there will be so much for fans to ask this seasoned tag team wrestling veteran. I’m sure the fastest hour on the radio will be jam packed full of calls, questions & rock n roll! Don’t miss out! You can tune in to 101.7 FM in the New River Valley area or you can get the show on the internet at www.supersports1017.com anywhere in the world. Also, be sure to call w/your question for Ricky Morton & all the guests from week to week at 1-888-639-4900. Main Event Thursday is back, Jack & better than ever! Don’t you dare miss it!
Greetings friends & welcome to my blog all about Handsome Jimmy ‘The Boogie Woogie Man’ Valiant! & while I’m at it, welcome to this all new, official Jimmy Valiant & BWC website. My mom Faye & I put in a lot of hard work to make this site a reality & we had a wonderful time along the way. It is a true honor & a true labor of love to be able to set up & maintain this website as a way to get the word out about BWC & all things Boogie Woogie. I always say I am a lifelong Jimmy Valiant fan, but truth be told, I didn’t start watching him on TV until I was about eight years old. Since then though, he has been my #1 all-time favorite wrestler. Being born & raised in Virginia I am most familiar w/ & will always be most fond of Jimmy’s NWA days as the Boogie Woogie Man. That said, having had the opportunity to watch all five volumes of Boogie’s DVDs as well as countless matches & interviews on YouTube & anywhere else I could find, I have come to greatly appreciate Jimmy’s earlier career in places like Memphis, WWA & even his championship run in the WWWF w/his brother Luscious Johnny. I finally got to meet Jimmy in 2003 & I met Angel not long after that. As most of you probably know they are two of the nicest, most loving people I have ever met. & like so many others I am proud to count them among my true friends. I want to take a moment to thank Boogie & Angel for all they have done for me over the years. I also want to say thank you to Mom for all of her hard work on this site & to everyone who helped along the way to make this site possible. I have no set schedule for how often I will post new blog entries, but since BWC is one of my favorite topics of conversation, I’m sure I will have plenty to talk about, so check back often & feel free to post your own comments. I want this blog to be a celebration of Boogie, Angel & the whole BWC Family.
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Thanks for reading & welcome aboard! Take care.
Cordially, Brien Wayne Powell aka Magnet Man
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