Honkey Tonk hits Schubert

The Honky Tonk Man visits Vernon for Thrash Wrestling card at Schubert Centre.

  • Oct. 19, 2012 10:00 a.m.

A World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer will be in action Saturday night at the Schubert Centre.

The Honky Tonk Man (aka Roy Wayne Farris), a 30-plus-year wrestling veteran, will step into the Thrash Wrestling ring to take on (Gorgeous) Michelle Starr.

Farris, who began his career in Memphis in 1978, joined the WWF in 1986 and soon teamed up with Jimmy (Mouth of the South) Hart. Honky Tonk Man rose to prominence with bouts against some of the promotion’s biggest icons – Jake (The Snake) Roberts,  Ricky (The Dragon) Steamboat, (Macho Man) Randy Savage, George (The Animal) Steele and Brutus (The Barber) Beefcake. He once held the Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall in 2009.

Also crashing to the mat Saturday night will be TW champion (Greased Lightning) Ronnie Angel, who take on No. 1 contender The Black Dragon, a Vernon native.

Unholy Minion will put his Okanagan/Interior strap on the line against Disco Fury, while the former Okanagan champ Danny Knightmare will go up against The Slave.

Other matches include (Top Drawer) Michael More vs Canadian Classic Collin Cutler, and Matt Hart will battle up-and-comer Matt X-Static.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, or beforehand at Ebenezer’s (3110 29th Ave.) and The Downtown Internet Lounge (2912 30th Ave.) in Vernon; Tony O’s (605 Cliff Ave.) in Enderby; Bogart’s (3545 Okanagan St.) and The Snac Shac (2133 Shuswap Ave.) in Lumby.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 7:00. Honky Tonk Man will be at Boston Pizza for autographs after the show.