Jimmy Hart was a guest at our 2018 Nickel City Con event. To see this year’s lineup, click here.
Jimmy Hart, better known by his ring name ‘The Mouth of the South’ Jimmy Hart, is a retired American professional wrestling manager, executive, composer, and musician. He is best known for his work in the 1980s and 90s with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
He has managed many professional wrestlers over the years, including Hulk Hogan, The Hart Foundation (Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart and Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart), Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase, King Kong Bundy, Earthquake, Dino Bravo, The Nasty Boys, and The Honky Tonk Man. He is also a one-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion.
Before becoming involved with professional wrestling, Hart was a member of the rock band The Gentrys, best known for their 1965 top five Billboard Hot 100 hit, ‘Keep on Dancing’. During his years in the professional wrestling business, Hart composed many theme songs for wrestlers in both the WWF and WCW. Some of the wrestlers for whom he composed music for were The Honky Tonk Man, Jimmy Snuka, Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake, The Rockers, The Hart Foundation, Crush, The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, Dusty Rhodes, The Legion of Doom, The Nasty Boys, ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase, Hulk Hogan, Sting, and the nWo Wolfpac. He also composed the themes for SummerSlam 1988 (which was later reused as the theme for the early Royal Rumble events) and WrestleMania VI (which was later used for the seventh through tenth events). One of Hart’s most notable compositions is Shawn Michaels entrance theme, ‘Sexy Boy’.
Jimmy is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2005 and currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
Jimmy Hart’s appearance was courtesy of MAB Celebrity Services