The historic career of a true wrestling legend, Jimmy Valiant, will hit another major milestone on May 5th, 2014 as Boogie reaches an astounding 50 years in the wrestling business! I personally haven't even been alive for that long, but ever since first discovering Boogie in the early 80s, I have been a die hard, lifelong Jimmy Valiant fan. The years that I missed, mostly the 'Handsome Jimmy' era, have come alive for me as well through the classic footage on Boogie's many volumes of DVDs & also through the magic of archived footage on the internet. & so it is through the magic of YouTube that I present to you this little look back on Boogie's amazing 50 year career, ten years at a time. Congrats on this major accomplishment Boogie! I know it is hard earned & well deserved. I look forward to celebrating this big event in wrestling history this Sunday, May 4th at Boogie's Wrestling Camp in Shawsville, VA from 12 Noon to 4pm. On behalf of the BWC Staff & Students I welcome everyone reading this to come out & celebrate w/us. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate this legendary moment w/the legend himself! I know I won't miss it! See you then!
1964 to 1974: Check out this rare example of a very young Jimmy Valiant in the ring in the 60s vs Pampero Firpo!
1974 to 1984: Here's Handsome Jimmy in the late 1970s against eventual street brother Dusty Rhodes in the WWF at Madison Square Garden.
1984 to 1994: Here's the Boogie Woogie man taking it to Thunderfoot II in late 80s WCW.
1994 to 2004: Boogie Woogie dominates the Independent Circuit in this match against Don Sparton in Indiana.
2004 to 2014: A historic match for Boogie's career and for wrestling in general. Boogie makes his triumphant return to the ring to Shawsville, VA, teaming w/Ivan Koloff for the first time ever to take on Shawn Christian & Donnie Green.
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